Georgia's black elected officials will be meeting in Savannah this weekend. The meeting kicks off with a news conference this afternoon. The indictment of Rep. Tyrone Brooks overshadows the group's annual get-together. Brooks has led the more than 1,000-member Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials for 20 years.
A federal grand jury has indicted state Rep. Tyrone Brooks over allegations claiming he misappropriated more than $1 million in charitable funds. Brooks, a Democrat from Atlanta, was charged Thursday with 30 counts of mail fraud, wire fraud and false tax returns. The allegations involve Brooks' relationship with Universal Humanities, a charity he founded in 1990, and the Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials.