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State dismisses civil action under RICO Act

On March 28, 2024, the State dismissed a civil action under the Georgia Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act against local defendants Michelle Meadows, Russell Bryan Meadows a/k/a Rusty Meadows, Ashlin Meadows, and their related defendants. According to Cook County Superior Court records, the State of Georgia, represented by Chase Studstill, District Attorney for…

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State files RICO complaints against three businesses

Alapaha Judicial Circuit District Attorney Chase Studstill recently filed three civil actions, 2024CV030, 2024CV031, and 2024CV032, in Cook County Superior Court against three Adel businesses, Quick Stop 4, Adel Express, and Mega Mart. The complaints allege that the businesses received proceeds from illegal gambling by customers on electronic gambling machines. The State seeks confiscation of…

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Candidates qualify for local, area offices

The Cook County Board of Elections Office announced that the following local candidates qualified last week to run for office in the 2024 elections: • Judge of Probate Court – Chase Daughtrey, Incumbent, Nonpartisan. • Clerk of Superior Court – April M. Garrett, Incumbent, Republican. • Sheriff – Doug Hanks, Incumbent, Independent; Clayton Godwin, Republican; and George Barnum…

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