Georgia governor suspends Snellville mayor from office

SNELLVILLE, Ga. (AP) – The mayor of an Atlanta suburb has been suspended from office by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Deal signed an executive order Wednesday suspending Tom Witts as Snellville mayor. Witts faces more than 60 felony charges and is accused of using campaign funds to purchase a Caribbean cruise, airline tickets and a six-month subscription to pornographic websites.

Witts bonded out of jail with a signature in September and won’t have to pay any of his $20,000 bond unless he fails to show at any of his future court appearances.

Gwinnett County District Attorney Danny Porter says an investigation into Witt’s finances began after a complaint was filed during the 2015 mayor’s race.

An acting mayor has been appointed after Witts suspended himself from the job.


Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution,

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