Gwinnett County Chairman Resigns Amid Land Deal Investigation

Gwinnett County Commission Chairman Charlie Bannister unexpectedly resigned before his scheduled appearance before a Grand Jury investigating the County’s $37 million land deals.  Chairman Bannister was first elected in 2004 and re-elected in 2008.  First elected to public office in 1976, Bannister served on the Lilburn City Council six years then two years as Mayor.  Bannister went on to serve eighteen years in the Georgia House of Representatives before being elected Gwinnett County Chairman in 2004.

Chairman Bannister and fellow County Commission Kevin Kenerly were to appear today for the last meeting of the Grand Jury in its 9-month investigation into land deals.  The investigation has centered on allegations that the County paid politically connected developers inflated prices for parkland.

Commissioner Kenerly met with the Grand Jury the news of Bannister’s resignation broke.

AJC snagged the resignation letter.

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by steve on October 8, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    these crooks are suppose to vote to rezone residential property to put a mosque in my neighborhood.they don’t have the credability to make these decisions to further destroy our property values.the whole agenda of the board of commissioners need to be put on hold until some newly elected represenatives are installed

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