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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 […]

North Georgia district attorney sentenced to six years in prison for fraud

March 6, 2008
Former District Attorney Tim Madison was sentenced last week to 6 years in a Georgia prison for his role in a scheme to steal money from Banks County. Madison pleaded guilty to a number of counts, but they all basically involve the same crime – taking money from county funds that he was not authorized […]

Alleged assault in Midtown Atlanta involving celebrity fitness trainer

January 26, 2008
It’s been out of the news for a while, but celebrity fitness trainer Darius Miller was seriously injured after a night out in Midtown Atlanta. He was out late with Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin’s daughters and others at a local restaurant/bar. As a result of a serious fall, he suffered a head injury and fell […]

88 People indicted in Atlanta federal drug conspiracy

December 8, 2007
The U.S. Attorney’s office in Atlanta indicted 88 individuals who are alleged to be connected to two major drug cartels in Mexico. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the federal government’s investigation in this case, which involved law enforcement officers from 300 agencies, led to the seizure of $10 million in cash, 111 kilograms of cocaine, […]




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