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...Ex-Democratic chief faces fraud chargesATLANTA - Federal prosecutors have accused a former Georgia Democratic Party...indicted Tuesday on mail and wire fraud charges, federal prosecutors said Friday. Berlon did not immediately respond...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-09-12/across-georgia
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. penalized $1.4 billion for deadly pipeline blast

...Safety Board and others that utilities step up their monitoring of decades old natural gas lines.This year, federal prosecutors separately indicted PG&E on 27 counts alleging the utility violated pipeline safety requirements. Another federal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-02/pacific-gas-electric-co-pe
Across the Region

...victim said when she entered the house she was assaulted and at one point held down while a dog attacked her.FEDERAL PROSECUTORS HAVE FILED criminal charges accusing a former DeKalb County commissioner of mail fraud conspiracy and wire fraud...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-26/across-region
Ex-DeKalb official faces charges

...and hotel rooms for personal travel and other public money to make purchases at high-end department stores, federal prosecutors said. Elaine Boyer faces charges of mail fraud conspiracy and wire fraud, according to court documents released...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-26/ex-dekalb-official-faces-cha
'A naked abuse of power'

...prosecutor could get a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich. It's simply too easy for partisan-minded state and federal prosecutors to obtain trumped-up indictments by hiding exculpatory evidence and piling on charges.Hopefully, this egregious...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-08-22/naked-abuse-power
Defense attorney grills former peanut plant manager in trial linked to salmonella outbreak

...You need a scalp to make this deal work, don't you?" Bondurant said.During six days of questioning by a federal prosecutor, Lightsey testified that the company had shipped contaminated products with falsified documents showing them to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-19/defense-attorney-grills-forme
Former peanut plant manager testimony dominates first 2 weeks of salmonella outbreak trial

...reviewing shipping slips, laboratory test results, e-mails and other documents one by one under questioning by federal prosecutor Patrick Hearn in the trial of Lightsey's former boss, Peanut Corporation of America owner Stewart Parnell, and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-15/former-peanut-plant-manager-t
Man gets 20 years in South Carolina prison guard shooting

...Corrections officials are pursuing alternative ways to block inmates' cell signals from being able to make calls.Federal prosecutors say Echols hasn't been very helpful in their investigation, but in court Wednesday, Echols pleaded with the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-13/man-gets-20-years-south-carol
Tony Stewart pulls out of race after fatality

...firesuit on a dark track?The only one who might have that answer is Stewart.David S. Weinsten, a former state and federal prosecutor in Miami who is now in private practice, said it would be difficult to prove criminal intent."I think even with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-10/tony-stewart-pulls-out-race-
AG Olens declines Carter's request for new probe of Gov. Deal's 2010 ethics complaints

...federal investigators remain interested in the commission and its handling of the Deal complaints. Late last year, federal prosecutors issued subpoenas for commission documents related to the Deal complaints but officials with the U.S. Attorney's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-06-27/ag-olens-declines-carters-request-n