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Federal drug trial in Rome, Georgia

October 4, 2007
A federal criminal trial in Rome, Georgia continues today. It’s an interesting case involving a local businessman (Mario Armas) who is accused of funding a multi-million dollar drug smuggling operation. He is charged with violating federal drug laws, and also of being involved in a Continuing Criminal Enterprise. He is looking at 20 years minimum […]

Georgia police chief charged with theft and corruption

September 14, 2007
The police chief of Jefferson, Georgia was indicted this week on 30 counts of theft and invasion of privacy charges. According to the indictment, the chief was unlawfully using his access to the Georgia Crime Information Center to run background checks for his wife’s security business. He is also charged with using city property to […]

Felony murder conviction from mistaken drug overdose

September 13, 2007
Just a few hours ago, a Houston County, Georgia jury convicted a husband and wife of felony murder for the death of a friend who had overdosed on drugs they provided her. The Macon Georgia newspaper has the story and the verdict returned this afternoon. The Atlanta Journal Constitution also covered the trial. The case […]

Georgia district attorney indicted for fraud and theft

August 30, 2007
A Georgia district attorney, his wife and a top assistant were indicted this week in Banks County, Georgia for theft, fraud and violating the oath of office. According to the indictment, the district attorney used his influence to get additional salary money for one of his assistants. The money was then allegedly split up between […]

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