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Man tries to convince judge to reduce sentence after 49th arrest

...tried to talk the judge into reducing the sentence. Jolly explained she had already done Scarborough a favor by pushing the prosecutor into offering a plea deal.Assistant District Attorney Pete Lamb didn't want to negotiate initially because of Scarborough's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-03-03/man-tries-convice-judg
Ex-superintendent in Atlanta cheating scandal dies

...former Atlanta Pub lic Schools superintendent charged in what prosecutors called a broad conspiracy to cheat on state exams, has died...among more than 30 APS educators indicted in March 2013. Prosecutors said she was part of a widespread conspiracy to inflate state...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-03-02/ex-superintendent-atla
Execution tonight for Ga. woman

...execution was delayed last week.Gissendaner was convicted of murder in the February 1997 stabbing death of her husband. Prosecutors said she plotted his death with her boyfriend, Gregory Owen. Owen pleaded guilty and is serving a life sentence.If Gissendaner's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-03-02/execution-tonight-ga-woman
Preachers try to stay execution

...There are thousands of us that have the same story."Prosecutors counter that Gissendaner plotted her husband's murder by...rejected his suggestions that she simply get a divorce.Prosecutors say she wanted to collect a life-insurance award. And...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-03-02/preachers-try-stay-execution
A sham investigation

...concluded the incident was not "driven by racial bias or animus." No trial witness could say race was a factor, and the prosecutor's closing arguments stated race played no role.Yet the DOJ kept dangling an open case until last week ? which, coincidentally...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-03-01/sham-investigation
After weather delay, Georgia to perform rare execution of a woman

...husband, Douglas Gissendaner. Prosecutors said she plotted his death with...boyfriend, Gregory Owen.Owen, who prosecutors said stabbed the victim, pleaded...Death Penalty Information Center.Prosecutors offered Gissendaner the same plea...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-03-01/after-weather-delay-ge
South Carolina attorney general dedicates special prosecutor to go after fraud in food stamp program

...federal officials, South Carolina's top prosecutor has set up a specialized unit in a pilot...Wilson's office began dedicating a prosecutor solely to prosecuting fraud within the...purchase anything," the Republican prosecutor said in a recent interview. "It could...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-02-13/south-carolina-attorney-gener
IOC, Olympics targeted by environmental protest in Rio

...Olympics as an excuse."Paes has been a strong ally of the IOC, and lauded for helping to organize the games. A public prosecutor is also considering a lawsuit against him for granting alleged concessions to the billionaire developer of the golf course...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2015-02-28/ioc-olympics-targeted-en
Across the region

...biographical movie will stand trial separately from three of her bosses charged in a deadly train crash in southeast Georgia, prosecutors told a judge Thursday.Midnight Rider director Randall Miller, his wife Jody Savin, and executive producer Jay Sedrish...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-02-26/across-region
Across Georgia

...in June 1992 and signed his own name on some of them, prosecutors said. Watson was a friend of Terrell's mother, and he...press charges if most of the stolen money was returned. Prosecutors say Terrell shot Watson as he left his house for a dialysis...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-02-27/across-georgia