The Georgia Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld the indictment of
the former CEO of Cobb EMC, clearing the way for his prosecution to
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.
Kennesaw businessman and incumbent Cobb EMC director RJ Patel conceded the race for his board seat Monday evening eliminating a need for a runoff next month and advancing four new members to lead the utility.
CobbEMC Owners Association, a group of customers dedicated to the
reform of the EMC’s Board of Directors has made great steps in returning
control of the utility to its customers. CEOA-endorsed candidates took
three out of four seats today, with the fourth candidate narrowly missing
a majority with 49.47% of votes cast.
Only 1.3% of eligible customers voted, with 2471 votes being cast. Winners
Area 1, Ed Crowell 79%
Area 6, David Tennant 68%
Area 10, Cheryl Meadows 80%
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
Innocent until proven guilty, and it will be interesting to see how this