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High court disbars ATL council member Willis

High court disbars ATL council member Willis
October 7, 2013 --

Oct. 7, 2013 — The Georgia Supreme Court today unanimously ordered disbarment of Atlanta City Council member H. Lamar Willis for taking $30,000 from a client and failing to repay it. Willis’s actions, the high court said, demonstrate his “extreme disregard of his duty to safeguard the property of a client, which undermines the public trust.”

May 29

May 29, 2012 --

Senate leader Balfour piles up freebies Stadiums’ costs outweighing revenue potential Cherokee Co. grand jury may look into deal with wood recycling company Atlanta Citizen Review Board under scrutiny Questions remain about firefighters’ air packs Ocmulgee Circuit judge retires facing investigation Reward never paid to witness in 2003 cop killing case Council member lives outside […]

Sept. 27

September 27, 2011 --

Cobb EMC’s ex-CEO was paid millions Rome officer fired after man left paralyzed by Taser Alpharetta candidates say they’ll pony up for concert tix Cobb Co. chairman: Incentives best offered in secret Environmentalists: DeKalb not doing enough about grease in pipes Rep. Craig Gordon’s company settles state liens Judge throws out 3rd ethics charge against […]

March 30

March 30, 2011 --

Panel raps UGA’s handling of harassment complaints Forest Park council member faces ethics charges — for asking directions? House panel tables landfill expansions Atty Gen deliberates Savannah Council’s possible meeting violations

Jan. 30

January 30, 2010 --

Feds seek to oversee GA mental hospitals MARTA: Mechanic overrode safety feature on escalator Opinion: Marietta’s tax giveaway crosses line Questions suggest financial excess on judicial review commission State’s House hawks get their wings clipped DOT turmoil could cost Georgia $22M Ethics complaint filed against Macon council member Feds: Cumberland Island resident violated federal injunction

Oct. 22

October 22, 2009 --

John Lewis: 4-year-olds are getting federal tax credits for buying homes Did Milton council member bribe opponent? Fayette commissioner gets probation, fine for marijuana possession Outside experts to review Atlanta test scores Savannah River fourth most polluted in nation Report: Toxic releases high in Richmond County State cracks down on group homes Georgia among least […]

Sept. 27

September 27, 2009 --

State system to track students flawed Barton: Still sweet for Imperial’s sugar boss Damage exceeded flood map boundaries Pumped-up pensions squeeze ATL budget ATL Council member owes thousands in taxes Column: Kingston, revolving doors and money that flows two ways Wingfield: A Georgia professor’s fight for due process Wife’s action helps Facility Group stay afloat […]

College Park ordered to pay $156K+ in reverse-bias case

College Park ordered to pay $156K+ in reverse-bias case
September 4, 2009 --

A federal jury ruled today that race played a role in 2004 when College Park fired a white department head. The jury awarded Christopher Jones, the city’s former director of economic development, $75,000 each in punitive damages from Councilmen Charles E. Phillips Sr. and Tracey Wyatt, plus attorney’s fees. The award is less than a proposed $740,000 settlement. But the city’s legal fees could add $1 million or more to its tab.

Federal jury to get reverse-bias case, could cost College Park big bucks

Federal jury to get reverse-bias case, could cost College Park big bucks
September 3, 2009 --

(UPDATE: Jurors got the case Thursday and deliberated for three hours or so. They’ll resume at 9:30 a.m. Friday.)

More than a year ago, the city of College Park rejected settling a fired employee’s reverse-discrimination lawsuit for $740,000. Now the city is in federal court, where a jury’s pending decision will determine whether that was a good call. Christopher Jones, the city’s former director of economic development, sued in 2005 after a three-member majority of the City Council voted to let him go.

Aug. 24

August 24, 2009 --

Lawsuit charges American InterContinental University with fraud 3 Ga. lawmakers still under tax scrutiny East Point council member’s firm can’t hire police officers Drug task force in Gwinnett dissolves over money dispute