Diverted Ga. funds benefit Perdue projects

Monday, Feb. 6, 2012 6:59 AM
Last updated 7:02 AM
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ATLANTA — A state audit shows Georgia quietly funneled millions of taxpayer dollars into two projects in Gov. Sonny Perdue’s home county as he wrapped up his second term.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the audit found $4 million went toward the purchase of a forestland known as Oaky Woods that’s adjacent to property that Perdue owns in Houston County.

The report said another $375,000 was diverted to finish the Go Fish Education Center near Perdue’s hometown of Bonaire.

In all, the audit found state officials diverted about $185 million in bond money to other projects over the past 10 years.

The diversions would typically be submitted to state lawmakers, but the two Houston County projects were not. The diversions were legal, but some lawmakers are pushing for a change.

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gutdawg 02/06/12 - 09:34 am
When the smoke clears from

When the smoke clears from the Sonny Perdue era, you are going to find that he was the most corrupt govenor in the history of Georgia. When all of this comes to light, he should have to serve time.

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