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Buie report handed over to District Attorney

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Dougherty District Attorney is now reviewing hundreds of pages of documents to see whether fired downtown manager Don Buie should be indicted.  The Georgia Bureau of Investigation turned over its report to the D. A.'s office early Tuesday morning.

The report, three volumes and hundreds of pages long, will now be reviewed by prosecutors. District Attorney Greg Edwards says the case is a priority for his office since it involves a public official mishandling taxpayer dollars.

He said, "We will decide what needs to be done based on this report and will take swift and appropriate action to make sure justice is swift."

Edwards says his office will present the case to a grand jury as soon as practical.

The investigation didn't only include actions taken by Don Buie but also looked into ADICA board members and others who may have taken tax dollars from Buie in transactions that weren't legitimate.

Buie was fired in late July after admitting to writing checks to his wife, and after it was revealed he also wrote checks to a girlfriend.

 

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