GBI to examine Fulton DA’s forfeiture spending | www.ajc.com

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GBI to examine Fulton DA’s forfeiture spending | www.ajc.com

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation will conduct an independent review into spending by the Fulton County district attorney after The Atlanta Journal-Constitution found he used money seized from criminal suspects to buy things that had little to do with putting criminals behind bars.

District Attorney Paul Howard requested the investigation on Monday, reversing a stance he took last week.

Also on Monday, members at a meeting of the state Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council considered backing legislation that would take the final say over state civil forfeiture spending out of the hands of district attorneys.

“It’s not just our money. It’s the public’s money,” said council chair Fred Bright, Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit district attorney.

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