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Georgia armed robbery conviction reversed due to use of co-conspirator hearsay

August 30, 2009
The Court of Appeals of Georgia has held that a conspirator’s statements made after his arrest which incriminate a co-conspirator are only admissible against the conspirator who made the statements, since such statements effectively end the conspiracy. The court also held that allowing statements from the interrogation of a non-testifying conspirator is a violation of […]

Imperial Sugar manager implicates CEO during testimony in federal investigation

August 17, 2009
In February 2008, an Imperial Sugar Co. refinery exploded in Port Wentworth which resulted in 14 deaths. The director of human resources for Imperial has testified that the CEO instructed her shortly after the explosion to downplay the role she played in safety procedures. The Savannah Morning News has the story. Deborah Haban, Imperial’s director […]

Macon lawyers get fraud and theft charges dismissed

August 6, 2009
A Bibb County judge has thrown out charges against a former pastor and a former banker due to a defective indictment. The two men were charged with defrauding church members out of $600,000. The Macon Telegraph has the story. Jimmy Collins, 42, was the pastor of God’s Worship Center in Macon. Steven Pittman, 42, was […]




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