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Blasts 'Sam Cruse and company'

...As Margaret Twiggs would have said, "it doesn't pass the smell test." It's an insult to our intelligence for Sam Cruse and company to think that the people of Augusta can't see through his smoke screen, and recognize the "you scratch...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/10/25/edi_216522.shtml
Editorials
Fleming adds to IDC scandal

...Defense Committee scandal. Consider: The judge said he isn't sure it's legally possible to rescind IDC chairman Sam Cruse's appointment. Yet according to Augusta city attorney Jim Wall there are two avenues open to remove Cruse if he doesn't...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/09/27/edi_215210.shtml
Editorials
Murder suspects lose attorneys

...defense attorney to withdraw from the case, and financial loss led another to withdraw. With the departure of attorneys Sam Cruse and Richard Ward, the death-penalty case of Kenneth Alan Anderson, Charles DeWayne Reeves and Bernard Edward Meadows...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/06/03/met_230087.shtml
Metro
Oglesby Coliseum suit back on

...to town to sign the agreement. At issue was whether about $15,000 in taxes should be withheld from the settlement. Sam Cruse, Ms. Oglesby's attorney, said that Coliseum Authority attorney Sam Nicholson brought up the matter for the first...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/05/31/met_209167.shtml
Metro | Coliseum Authority
Technical error blocks appeal

...attorney filed the proper document that secured Mr. Donald's right to appeal. However, neither Brendan Fleming nor Sam Cruse, appointed to represent Mr. Donald, did anything in the case, according to the Supreme Court order. Neither Mr...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/06/24/met_133437.shtml
Metro
The last straw

...coordinator Jerry Haley -- walking out on his job with three months' worth of advance raises. Again, not a peep from the Sam Cruse-led governing board. This is the last straw. The arrogance of the unelected panel staggers the mind. It's time...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/09/11/edi_214512.shtml
Editorials
Chronicle files suit for public records

...committee members have received thousands of dollars in payment from the agency they oversee, and committee Chairman Sam Cruse has been appointed to more murder cases this year than any other Augusta area lawyer. Mr. Cruse was assigned those cases...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/09/13/met_214620.shtml
Metro
Trial to stay open to public

...or press present. They didn't do that Tuesday, he said. "Tell me how," Judge Pickett repeatedly asked attorney Sam Cruse as he argued unsuccessfully that press coverage of Tuesday's hearing would influence potential jurors against his client...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/04/15/met_226118.shtml
Metro
Oust Cruse now!

...critical that Augusta's sloppily-run Indigent Defense Committee be straightened out. Amazingly, the incompetent Sam Cruse is still serving on the panel, though he now says he's no longer chairman. When he held that post last year, a Chronicle...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/03/29/op_225103.shtml
Opinion columns
Still arrogant, dense

...was one of the two who did show up, he didn't acquit himself any better than his pompous, blundering predecessor, Sam Cruse. Cruse's professional and character deficiencies brought the panel into disrepute in the first place. Throughout the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/04/30/op_227103.shtml
Opinion columns