Accusations of using public office for private gain against Carrollton Mayor Walt Hollingsworth will not be presented to a grand jury after the office of Coweta Judicial Circuit District Attorney Herb Cranford cited insufficient evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the mayor had violated any state law relating to the allegations.
The investigation began in September of 2017, when then District Attorney Pete Skandalakis said he had received information which he thought was important as a matter of public interest to look into. The investigation focused on whether Hollingsworth intentionally encouraged city construction projects to use concrete from his familys business.
Hollingsworth learned the results of the investigation late Monday:
First and foremost I am thrilled. I just want to say that I appreciate the DA and the GBI looking into this matter and I cooperated with everything that was asked with the best of my ability. I am thrilled that this matter is resolved. Im sorry for any inconvenience that this might have caused anyone, especially the citizens and the employees of the City of Carrollton. I look forward to serving them in the future.
Detailed findings of the district attorneys review can be seen here.