ATLANTA (AP) -- The Georgia Court of Appeals has overturned the
indictment of former Gwinnett County Commissioner Kevin Kenerly.
The court ruled that the special purpose grand jury that indicted Kenerly was not legally authorized to do so.
The indictment accused him of one count of bribery and two counts of failing to disclose a financial interest. Grand jurors had said he failed to disclose a partnership with a developer who successfully sought county rezoning of property.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that grand jurors also said Kenerly "directly or indirectly" accepted or agreed to accept payments totaling $1 million for arranging for the county commission to buy real estate.
District Attorney Danny Porter has said that if the indictment was reversed, he would present the evidence to another grand jury and seek to re-indict Kenerly.
Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution,
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