Recent Cases and Legal Analysis

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 […]

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 […]




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