Thursday, March 21, 2013
Former Gwinnett commissioner Mike Beaudreau is alleged to have significantly outspent his fellow commissioners while in office.
Thursday, March 21
During his eight years on the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners, former District 3 representative Mike Beaudreau spent $22,797 while the combined expenses for the other commissioners he served with during his two terms was $15,936, WSBTV reports. Those expenses are now being investigated by Gwinnett County District Attorney Danny Porter, according to a Wednesday, March 30, WSBTV article. Porter, the article states, had been asked previously to look into the expenditures, but did not pursue an investigation since the expenses had been approved by the county finance director. Porter told WSBTV his office has since obtained new information that has prompted an investigation. Read the full article and watch a video report on WSBTV. …
Friday, June 3, 2011
Prosecutor had talked of possible investigation of land purchases.
Gwinnett County District Attorney Danny Porter said Tuesday that he would not comment on any matter concerning a possible investigation of recent land purchases by the Gwinnett public school system. Porter, the county's top criminal prosecutor, had mentioned in April that he was considering launching his own probe or seeking a grand-jury investigation. Doing nothing was "not viable," Porter said then. "I was hoping the school system would open their own investigation, but it looks like they are not willing to do that." "I’m afraid I can’t discuss whether or not I am investigating a particular land purchase or purchases," he responded Tuesday in an email. "To publicly discuss any investigation or even acknowledge the existence of an …
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Top prosecutor may do his own investigation or ask a grand jury to look into the purchases.
The Gwinnett County District Attorney said Thursday that he may do a preliminary investigation of some land purchases by the Gwinnett County Public Schools or see if a grand jury wants to look into the matter. Danny Porter, the county's top prosecutor, said that news reports showing that GCPS deals that gave some developers large, quick profits -- as much as $1 million in one day, in one case -- might warrant a check of possible bribery. "I'm considering my options," Porter said. "One is to open my own investigation. I was hoping the school system would open their own investigation, but it looks like they are not willing to do that." He said another option is to "do nothing, but that is not viable." Porter also could ask the current grand …