Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Tearful Tuesday: A Brooks of Tears in Georgia

"Ex-Georgia legislator sentenced for fraud" Associated Press  November 09, 2015

ATLANTA — A federal judge Monday sentenced a former Georgia state representative and civil rights activist to a year and a day in prison for fraud.

US District Judge Amy Totenberg also gave ex-state Representative Tyrone Brooks two years of supervised release following his imprisonment, plus 250 hours of community service to be done in a school or youth education program.

The Atlanta Democrat pleaded guilty in April to one count of filing a false tax document and no contest to five counts of mail and wire fraud. Prosecutors had asked for two years in prison while Brooks’s lawyers asked for probation.

“This is a very difficult, sad case,” Totenberg said. “Mr. Brooks has given of himself to the citizens of this state, and in particular to minorities and the poor, throughout his lifetime.”

But those good works cannot wipe away Brooks’s false claims to charitable donors about how the money he collected from them would be spent, Totenberg added.


He didn't know Fattah, did he?