Tag: Beard

Former ATL CFO corruption trial delayed to May 15

By David Pendered Jan. 24 – The federal corruption trial of a former CFO for the City of Atlanta has been postponed again, this time from Feb. 12 to May 15. Defendant Jim Beard requested the 90-day delay. Beard faces an eight-count indictment that a federal grand jury handed down on Sept. 15, 2020 in […]

ATL CFO trial: Guns, wire fraud charges stay together

By David Pendered Feb. 1 – Former Atlanta CFO Jim Beard will face charges in the same federal corruption trial on counts involving two machine guns and wire fraud, a federal judge ruled Jan. 24. U.S. District Judge Steve C. Jones issued an order rejecting Beard’s claim that prosecuting him in the same trial on […]