I believe I speak for a large number of Cobb EMC members when I respectfully say that I hope Cobb District Attorney Vic Reynolds allows the courts to fully handle the Dwight Brown prosecution rather than stepping into the situation and making a political decision to deliberately derail the matter, directly or indirectly, which would surely amount to political suicide given the more than 170,000 EMC members, many of whom are Cobb County voters.
As many of you may recall, Reynolds represented former Cobb EMC director Frank Boone, which in my mind creates a significant conflict of interest. Additionally, some of Dwight Brown’s highly paid defense team, including attorney Craig Gillen, contributed to Reynolds’ campaign for office, as did other counsel for Cobb Energy. That should not be any surprise though.
When he was running for office Reynolds represented to many in the community that he would not do anything to stop the court process. Thus, his comments as reported in the Sept. 10 MDJ are very disturbing. Is he now caving to political pressure from the likes of former Gov. Roy Barnes (who the MDJ previously reported was billing the EMC at $800 an hour for Brown’s criminal defense)?
Lastly, all of the new Cobb EMC directors vowed to complete a comprehensive forensic audit into Brown’s dealings at Cobb EMC and Cobb Energy, which was to cost us members several million dollars (we deserve to know the truth and voted those directors into office). That report will no doubt show that we only learned the first several layers of the skin of the onion and that the rot, theft and wrongdoing by Brown and his cronies was much worse than any of us ever imagined.