Gwinnett County District Attorney Danny Porter on Monday requested a special grand jury to investigate questionable land purchases by the county’s Board of Commissioners, he announced Monday….
Each land deal involved politically connected developers who had ties to county commissioners who pushed for the purchases, which were at inflated prices and based on questionable appraisals.
Funny, almost exactly one year ago, I was told by an AJC reporter (no longer with the paper) that a potential conflict of interest relating to the Gwinnett Stadium site wasn’t newsworthy. Details here and here.
Addendum: Oh, and the Gwinnett Daily Post doesn’t even mention the story. Nice work.