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Graves, Rogers on hook for $1.5M after sale of ‘Meth 6’ motel

Graves, Rogers on hook for $1.5M after sale of 'Meth 6' motel
September 5, 2012 --

CALHOUN, Sept. 5, 2012 — The notorious “Meth 6” motel here has sold in foreclosure for pennies on the dollar, potentially clearing the way for lenders to pursue two Georgia lawmakers for a defaulted loan. On Aug. 16, after the abandoned motel brought $370,000, a Gordon County judge signed an order allowing a bank to seek payment on the rest of a $1.88 million debt from U.S. Rep. Tom Graves and Sen. Chip Rogers. Graves says the order is merely a formality.

July 6

July 6, 2011 --

Investigation into APS cheating finds unethical behavior across every level Dougherty Co. CRCT probe dropped Clayton Co. sheriff candidate denies allowing student strip searches DeKalb judge responds to closing Recorders’ Court early Opinion: Political chicanery is evident in elections bill State senator avoids foreclosure on property

June 17

June 17, 2011 --

Ethics official: Cutbacks related to Deal investigation Ga.’s job stimulus program riddled with problems Fulton DA scrambles to replace prosecutors Ethics complaints coming against APS Senate banking chair has property in foreclosure FAA: ASA flew planes after lightning strikes

Feb. 22

February 22, 2011 --

Commissioner seeks to fix Oxendine insurance waiver Plant Vogtle reactors lack wetland credits Higher qualifying fees to fund judicial oversight? Judge orders APS to halt investigation Millions in fees could revert to local 911 centers N. Ga. inn once connected to politicians faces foreclosure

Disorganization at banks causing mistaken foreclosures

Disorganization at banks causing mistaken foreclosures
May 6, 2010 --

Millions of people face losing their homes in the continuing foreclosure crisis, but homeowners often have more than the struggling economy and slumping house prices to worry about: Disorganization within the big banks that service mortgages has made a bad problem worse. Sometimes the communication breakdown within the banks is so complete that it leads to premature or mistaken foreclosures.

Chase denied loan modifications for now-forbidden reason

Chase denied loan modifications for now-forbidden reason
February 6, 2010 --

Chase Home Finance has rejected some mortgage modifications because it considered the homeowners’ hardships to be temporary. The Treasury Department has since barred that practice, but those homeowners are left struggling to avoid foreclosure.

Jan. 26

January 26, 2010 --

Lobbyists: No need to bring sexy back ‘Loser pays’ may be price of ethics reform in Capitol Ending seclusion and restraint in GA schools Report: Oxendine should have taken hunting class Feds: Atlanta needs to pick up pace on foreclosure program Burkhalter issued about 30 appointments as speaker ATL judges grilled over dismissed cases 4 […]

Jan. 24

January 24, 2010 --

No-bid deal costs DeKalb schools Bad checks, foreclosure, unpaid bills plague DeKalb commissioner Title insurance company accused of overcharging Cobb grand jury focused mainly on new school calendar Report: Man supplied Vick with steroids Richmond County Superior Court resolving criminal cases sooner

Aug. 9

August 9, 2009 --

Private school tuition loophole exploited Insurance vs. safety at Imperial Sugar Companies promise foreclosure help, don’t deliver

June 21

June 21, 2009 --

Are attorney general’s donors receiving financial incentives? Individual insurance coverage frustrates Georgians Georgia’s test monitoring not as tough as other states Foreclosure numbers don’t add up