Tuesday’s Around Town column reported that the Cobb EMC board was “eager to see the case (against former CEO Dwight Brown) finally end.” This phrase, appearing near comments opining a lack of commitment by the current district attorney, can lead to an inference the Cobb EMC Board wants something less than justice in the case. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Implying that cost would be an impetus to seeking less than full closure is likewise incorrect. While the legal bills are substantial, Cobb EMC was insured for such events and our 177,000 members are not bearing any undue cost in this process.
The Cobb EMC Board has studiously avoided any involvement or contact with the district attorney’s office. It is not our role to prosecute a criminal case or influence the prosecution of one.
We are confounded that anyone would ascribe to us a desire to short-circuit this case just as we near the close of our own forensic audit.
The board is absolutely unanimous there should be no whitewash and no witch hunt when it comes to Mr. Brown. Rather we hope for full and proper adjudication to determine what, if any, criminal acts were committed. To imply or infer the Board of Cobb EMC seeks any other end is completely wrong.
Edward B. Crowell
Chairman of the Board, Cobb EMC