Snellville Mayor Witts Indicted On 60+ Felony Charges

This case has been on a slow smolder for a while. In April of 2016, the Mayor’s home was raided by the state and local investigators. In January, the Gwinnett D.A. said the mayor could likely expect tax evasion charges. Today, that charge was one of many leveled against Snellville Mayor Tom Witts. WSB’s Tony Thomas reports:

A Gwinnett County mayor is facing charges that he used campaign funds to purchase a Caribbean cruise, airline tickets and a six-month subscription to a porn site.

Channel 2’s Tony Thomas confirmed Thursday afternoon that Snellville Mayor Tom Witts was indicted on more than 60 felony charges including tax evasion and violation of oath by a public officer….

Among the 66 charges, 65 are felonies. Those include 15 counts related to tax evasion, 17 counts of theft by conversion and 19 counts of false swearing, among others.

Witts is denying the charges.

 

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I never understood our legislators position on indicted public servants. They may be innocent until proven guilty but it is not business as usual, no indicted elected official should make decisions on public matters until the indictments are cleared or serve if convicted of a felony. In GA they can even continue to serve on committees they regulate when charged in these areas. Take that to the bank.