This week, Gov. Nathan Deal suspended a state Senator under indictment. Don Balfour allegedly claimed reimbursements when he wasn't on Senate business. At his suspension hearing Wednesday, his attorney said the errors were inadvertent.
Ethics reformers are applauding the indictment of State Senator Don Balfour on allegations he illegally claimed travel expenses. But experts say it won’t be easy proving Balfour knowingly misappropriated state funds.
Opening statements are expected Thursday in the trial of Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill. Hill was elected last year despite being under indictment on felony corruption charges. He wasn't in office when he was indicted in February 2012, but the charges stem from his previous term as the county's sheriff, from 2005 to 2008. The indictment accuses Hill of using his office for personal gain.
Jury selection is set to begin in the trial of a Georgia sheriff elected last year despite being under indictment on felony corruption charges. Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill wasn't in office when he was indicted in February 2012. The charges stem from his previous term as the county's sheriff, from 2005 to 2008.
Indicted DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis wants the public corruption case against him dismissed. In court filings this week, Ellis maintains that a special grand jury lacked the authority to pursue allegations of theft, extortion and conspiracy against Ellis. Ellis' lawyers also claim that DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James did not provide their defendant with required notice of the indictment.
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has announced he'll suspend indicted DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis. The announcement at the state Capitol during a press conference Tuesday afternoon came a day after a three-person panel voted unanimously to recommend suspension for Ellis.
A panel assembled by Gov. Nathan Deal has recommended suspending indicted DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis. The panel on Monday heard more than an hour of testimony before beginning their private deliberations and announcing their decision. Although the panel has recommended suspending Ellis, Deal will make the final decision.
According to the State Attorney General’s Office, the commission appointed to review the case against state Rep. Tyrone Brooks will meet next Friday, June 28. That panel must determine whether to suspend Brooks from office because of his felony indictment.
A federal grand jury has indicted a former employee accused of embezzling nearly half a million dollars from a publicly funded hospital in Atlanta. U.S. Attorney's officials say 53-year-old Donald Thomas, former assistant controller at Grady Memorial Hospital, was indicted Wednesday on charges of embezzlement, wire fraud and bank fraud.