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Georgia legislator pleads guilty to federal money laundering charges in Atlanta

March 18, 2008
Georgia State Rep.Ron Sailor, Jr. pleaded guilty this week to federal money laundering charges in Atlanta. All the local news media covered the story. (The picture on the left is Sailor and his Atlanta criminal defense lawyer Bruce Maloy.) Bill Rankin provides a good summary of the investigation and the plea in the Atlanta Journal […]

Athens Georgia mortgage fraud case close to indictment?

March 15, 2008
A mortgage fraud case pending in Athens Georgia for over a year may be close to indictment. The case involves a local real estate developer who allegedly engaged in a scheme to over-inflate the value of a subdivision he had purchased. We represent an Athens attorney who was initially arrested and charged with fraud in […]

Marietta Georgia jury acquits teacher of child molestation

March 13, 2008
A Cobb County teacher was found “not guilty” of aggravated child molestation earlier this week after a jury trial. The Atlanta Journal Constitution has the full story. Apparently, the teacher (Gregory A. Leontovich) was charged because one of his students told authorities that he sodomized her in a restroom at the school where he worked. […]

Athens Georgia defense lawyer wants to question grand jurors in murder case

March 11, 2008
It’s an unusual move, but a great idea. Athens Georgia criminal defense attorney Ed Tolley is trying to get the judge to allow him to question grand jurors before they consider a murder indictment against his client. The Athens Banner Herald has the story. The case is pending in Oconee County, part of the same […]

Atlanta’s “war on drugs” causes more problems than it solves

March 8, 2008
“Metro Atlanta may get a little bloodier. Call it a sign of success.” So begins a recent article in the Atlanta Journal Constitution about “progress” in the so-called war on drugs. Federal drug agents are claiming that they have “decreased the quality and raised the price of drugs on the street.” As a result, they […]

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