No variable specified
Governor receives Rep. Brooks' indictment
May 31, 2013 12:19 PM | 1840 views | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Gov. Nathan Deal today received a certified copy of District 55 State Rep. Tyrone Brooks’s (D-Atlanta) indictment from Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens.

The state constitution calls for a 14-day waiting period before the governor convenes a panel to decide if Brooks should be suspended from his office.

If the representative is suspended, the seat will remain vacant until the next regularly held election or until the case is adjudicated in his favor.

After two weeks, Gov. Deal will convene a panel comprised of Olens, a senator and a representative.

The panel’s decision is final.

Brooks was charged earlier this month with misappropriating nearly $1 million in charitable donations.

A federal grand jury indicted Brooks on charges that he misappropriated almost $1 million in charitable funds from Universal Humanities, a charity he founded in 1990, and the Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials (GABEO).

*We welcome your comments on the stories and issues of the day and seek to provide a forum for the community to voice opinions. All comments are subject to moderator approval before being made visible on the website but are not edited. The use of profanity, obscene and vulgar language, hate speech, and racial slurs is strictly prohibited. Advertisements, promotions, spam, and links to outside websites will also be rejected. Please read our terms of service for full guides