Tag Archives: U.S. District Court

Coca-Cola exec charged with fraud, money laundering

A former Coca-Cola executive is indicted on charges he used money intended for a corporate sales promotion to pay personal expenses instead . . .

Tags: Coca-Cola , fraud , money laundering , U.S. District Court

Federal judge says Ogeechee pollution lawsuit can proceed

A lawsuit alleging the illegal pollution of the Ogeechee River will be allowed to proceed, a federal judge rules . . .

Tags: Greenlaw , illegal pollution , King America , Lisa Godbey Wood , Ogeechee River , Ogeechee Riverkeeper , U.S. District Court

Six banks will settle mortgage fraud lawsuit for $162 million

A group of banks that includes Atlanta-based SunTrust will pay a hefty fee to settle a lawsuit alleging mortgage fraud against veterans . . .

Tags: Amy Totenberg , Jim Butler , mortgage fraud , U.S. District Court , veterans

On the campaign trail: Federal court rejects Voter ID law

A Texas voter ID law that is similar to Georgia’s law has been blocked by a federal court panel in Washington, D.C. . . .

Tags: 12th Congressional District , John Barrow , Lee Anderson , NRCC , Texas , U.S. District Court , voter ID law

Deal: New cities didn’t violate voting rights act

State attorneys representing Gov. Nathan Deal challenge a lawsuit seeking to dissolve the charters of several new cities in Fulton and DeKalb counties . . .

Tags: city charters , DeKalb County , Fulton County , Joseph Lowery , Legislative Black Caucus , Nathan Deal , new municipalities , U.S. District Court , Voting Rights Act

Federal lawsuit alleges massive mortgage fraud

Two mortgage brokers file a lawsuit alleging mortgage fraud by some of the nation’s leading financial institutions . . .

Tags: GMAC Mortgage , home loan refinancing , Jim Butler , Marlan Wilbanks , mortgage fraud , U.S. District Court , Wells Fargo Bank

Georgia lobbyist Walker ‘not guilty’ in Alabama trial

Jay Walker, a lobbyist and chief of staff to former Georgia House Speaker Glenn Richardson, is found “not guilty” in a massive federal bribery trial in Alabama . . .

Tags: Alabama legislators , bribery trial , Glenn Richardson , Jay Walker , U.S. District Court