Pro-Coal Electric Co Exec indicted

Sue Sturgis writes in Facing South, Corruption scandal casts shadow over Georgia coal plant projects:
The leader of a metro Atlanta electric co-op was indicted last week on 31 counts of criminal wrongdoing, heightening concerns about planned coal-fired power plants that he’s played a key role in promoting.

Dwight Brown (in mugshot), president and CEO of Cobb Electric Membership Corp., faces 16 counts of theft, three counts of racketeering, 10 counts of making false statements, and one count each of conspiracy to defraud the Cobb County government and the Cobb County school district, according to the Marietta Daily Journal. Brown’s attorney says his client is innocent.

Innocent until proven guilty, and it will be interesting to see how this plays out.