Businessman Pleads Guilty to Corruption; Juvenile Charged in Fatality
Here are some top Patch headlines not far from Alpharetta.
Gwinnett developer Mark Gary, 39, of Duluth, pleaded guilty Monday (Oct. 1) in federal district court in Atlanta to a charge of bribing then Gwinnett County Commissioner Shirley Lasseter in 2009 to secure approval of a proposed waste transfer station in which he held a personal stake.
"Today’s guilty plea shows that paying off a public official is a losing bet," said U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates in a press release issued by her office. "Gwinnett County’s approval of competing real estate developments is not a game in which votes are for sale to the highest bidder. We will continue to aggressively pursue business people who corrupt the system by bribing public officials." Read more about it on Duluth Patch.
A Georgia State Patrol spokesman confirmed that charges have been filed against the juvenile driver involved in a wreck on Nov. 1, 2011 that killed a Loganville man. Logaville-Grayson Patch has the full story.
Monroe attorneys Crawford and Boyle reported that last week their law offices were successful in getting the name of a Barrow County man removed from the sex offender registry.
Although attempts to do so are not uncommon, the difference in this case was the man had ended up on the registry despite never having been convicted of any sexual or felony offense. According to a newsletter from the law firm, their client ended up on the registry as a result of a decision he made when he was young to have sex with someone under the age of consent. Find more information at Barrow Patch.