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Rants & Raves

...Donald Trump said. RAVE FOR JOHNNY McDonald. He is a very honorable man and should be compensated for reporting Coroner Grover Tuten. We should be proud of a man honorable enough to do that. SHOULDN'T THE British Open perhaps be renamed the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-08-07/rants-raves
Augusta settlements top $1 million in past year

...Johnny McDonald, who alleged that he'd been stiffed on overtime and retaliated against for reporting former Coroner Grover Tuten for stealing from the dead.Though the settlement offered no explanation of the amount or acknowledgement of liability...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-07-18/augusta-settlements-top-
Augusta commissioners settle with former deputy coroner for $200,000 in labor-related, whistleblower lawsuit

...Whistleblower Act and Fair Labor Standards Act.McDonald alleged he'd been retaliated against after reporting former coroner Grover Tuten's theft of money and property from the dead, and was owed overtime pay since 2010, when Tuten and then-Chief...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-07-08/augusta-commissioners-se
City of Augusta offers to settle firefighters' overtime complaint filed in a class-action lawsuit

...manager under FLSA and denied overtime wages for several years and been retaliated against for reporting former coroner Grover Tuten's thefts of money and property from the dead to the FBI.Like the firefighters, McDonald said in his lawsuit...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-07-14/city-augusta-offers-sett
Posthumous justice

...above all, they should exhibit respect and reverence for the dead.But on Wednesday former Richmond County Coroner Grover Tuten pleaded guilty in federal court to shamelessly sponging off a deceased man's bank account to the tune of thousands...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-05-29/posthumous-justice
Ex-Richmond County Coroner Grover Tuten pleads guilty

Former Richmond County Coroner Grover Tuten pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court.Tuten grudgingly pleaded guilty to the federal charge of unauthorized use...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-05-27/ex-richmond-county-cor
Documents with emergency contact data riddled with errors

...or resigned personnel such as former Fire Chief Howard Willis, former Sheriff Ronnie Strength and jailed former Coroner Grover Tuten, along with numerous spelling and typographical errors.Augusta Fire Chief Chris James, who replaced Willis...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-11-23/documents-emergency-cont
Coroner's office seeks smooth running after overhaul

...predecessor.Additional layers of accountability have helped, he said.Following the December arrest of then-Coroner Grover Tuten amid allegations of theft and oath-of-office violations, Bowen, who was Tuten's chief deputy coroner...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-11-09/coroners-office-seeks-smooth
Former deputy coroner sues Augusta

Johnny McDonald, the deputy coroner who turned in former Richmond County coroner Grover Tuten, has filed suit against the city and the new coroner, contending he wasn't paid for overtime in violation of federal labor law.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-10-03/former-deputy-coroner-
Slaying victim identified after 14 years

...lab for autopsy."The location that the body was found in was not a common area for human traffic," then-Coroner Grover Tuten told The Chronicle. "Unless the air conditioner breaks down, there is no reason to go back there."Investigators...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-09-30/slaying-victim-identif