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Former City of Atlanta watershed commissioner indicted on bribery charge

Jo Ann Macrina, the former City of Atlanta commissioner of the Department of Watershed Management, has been indicted on multiple charges for allegedly taking bribes from a county contractor between 2014-16. Macrina, 63, is charged with one count each of conspiratorial bribery, bribery, and tax evasion in connection with money and other items she allegedly accepted from ex-City of Atlanta and DeKalb County contractor Lohrasb “Jeff” Jafari, who was charged in March 2019 with a 51-count indictment.…

Georgia Senate committee votes to legalize sports betting

Georgia lawmakers are taking another look at sports wagering amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The Senate Special Judiciary Committee passed legislation to legalize mobile sports betting (5-2) at the Georgia state capital on Friday morning. “This is exactly the time to legalize sports wagering in Georgia,” Jen Jordan (D-Atlanta), Senate Chair of Special Judiciary, said in a statement. “Whether its fantasy football leagues or tournament brackets, Georgians are currently wagering in an illegal…