Andria Simmons wrote for the AJC Friday, Ruling lets case against ex-Cobb EMC chief proceed,
The Georgia Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld the indictment of the former CEO of Cobb EMC, clearing the way for his prosecution to proceed.
In 2011, former Cobb EMC CEO Dwight Brown was indicted for allegedly operating the utility as for-profit company that benefited its leaders. He was charged with 31 counts including theft, false swearing, conspiracy to defraud the state and racketeering.
The mere threat of insurgents running caused Snapping Shoals EMC to back out of Power4Georgians, the coal-pushing EMC consortium. The incumbents won, but Snapping Shoals is still not doing coal any more.
Maybe some other EMCs and big utilities should change course before their boards get replaced. Southern Company getting downgraded by S&P for Kemper Coal with strong hints the same could happen over nuclear Plant Vogtle could be a sign that SO and Georgia Power need to get on out of coal and get on into solar and wind.