Breaking: Gwinnett County Chair Charles Bannister Resigns

H/T Obi.

The Gwinnett County Grand Jury was holding it’s final meeting this morning on the questionable land deals probe, per the AJC.

The grand jury began its investigation in January after a series of AJC articles drew attention to questionable land deals. Because of inflated appraisals, Gwinnett County taxpayers might have paid millions of dollars more for properties than they were worth, the newspaper reported.

Kenerly championed two of five parkland purchases detailed in the AJC series. Bannister and Commissioners Lorraine Green and Shirley Lasseter advocated other purchases. In each case the commissioners had ties to developers or others involved in the deals.

Bannister resigns before the hearing is over. More time with the family, health, etc. Hmmmmmmm….

Peach Pundit quips, “…prison is bad for the health.”

It begins. Stay tuned. This should get interesting.

UPDATE:
The resignation letter.

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