GBI arrest former mayor and others for gambling
Tue, 03 Jun 2014 14:24:24 GMT —
FOX 31 asked the GBI about the length of the investigation and were the two guns found legally registered or could they lead to more charges?
Pro responded that there could be further charges forthcoming at this time, but that they had not made a decision as of yet in regards to the gun question and that the investigation took four months.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation have released extra details that $20,000 in cash along with two guns were recovered during the search.
Dougherty County District Attorney Greg Edwards says right now these are misdemeanor charges which carry a maximum of one year in prison.
Edwards says his office may retain the case or recuse themselves, but are currently making a decision.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has arrested 13 people, including former Albany Mayor Willie Adams and business owner Bob Brooks, for gambling.
Mark Pro, assistant special agent in charge with the GBI, says that all of the men were arrested in the 2500 block of North Jefferson Street around 8 p.m. Monday night.
The arrests come after an extended investigation and the execution of a search warrant according to Pro.
All 13 were arrested and taken to the Dougherty County Jail.