Former Ga. state employee charged with bribery
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ATLANTA - A Cobb County Grand Jury indicted former Department of Labor employee Peter Brown on one count of bribery last week.

According to the arrest report, Brown was arrested April 13 at a deli off Spring Hill Parkway in Smyrna and was charged with felony bribery, which carries a maximum of 20 years in prison, and/or a fine up to $5,000. He was released from the Cobb County Jail three days later on a $5,000 bond.

The 40-year-old Lithonia resident was arrested for reportedly taking $4,000 from a contractor in exchange for fu-ture contracts with the state department, according to a release from the state.

The contractor notified the Office of the Inspector General, which referred the case to the Georgia Bureau of In-vestigation, and on April 13 the GBI arranged for the contractor to meet Brown at a Cobb restaurant.

The contractor had $4,000 in cash provided by the GBI with her and while meeting with Brown, the contractor took undercover audio and video recordings of their conversation involving him soliciting money from her for con-tracting services with the state.

Assistant Attorney General Shepard Orlow is prosecuting the case on behalf of the State of Georgia with the assis-tance of Anne Berlow. Deputy Inspector General Bill Donaldson and Special Agent Rocky Bigham investigated the case.

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