Long-serving Coweta chief judge to le...

Long-serving Coweta chief judge to leave bench

There are 33 comments on the The Atlanta Journal-Constitution story from Apr 26, 2012, titled Long-serving Coweta chief judge to leave bench. In it, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that:

Chief Judge William F. Lee Jr. of the Coweta Judicial Circuit, one of Georgia's longest serving Superior Court judges, announced Thursday he will step down from the bench.

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Since: Apr 12

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#21 Apr 29, 2012
Good ol boys and Judges is an oxy-moron. They should not be used in the same sentence.It is my opinion that Lee should be held accountable and punished in the same way he did others.His mentality has always been guilty until proven innocent,depending on which attorney was facing him.The problem there is once you are labeled guilty before trial, you never clear your name.A lot of innocent people have felt this shame.Billy Lee should have to feel "how the other half lives."But, ultimately, God will be his Judge. 7
frustated with juvenile

United States

#22 May 2, 2012
Someone needs to clean out Coweta county DFACS. The children in that system deserve better.
Victims Daughter

Newnan, GA

#23 May 3, 2012
I can say from personal experience that Judge Lee is responsible for at least one murderer walking the streets of Coweta County. Lee slept through mos to the trial and when he woke up he interrupted important facts and then wouldn't allow them - he slept through the leading up to the facts - then allowed information that was relevant to the case to be admitted. He is a sham - a farce - and now we walk the streets with a murderer. I'm so glad his time has come. I just wish it had been 3 years ago.
Kim Karshisian

Newnan, GA

#24 May 5, 2012
I would like this to go on record. I worked for a lawyer in Newnan and nine out of ten attorney's within five blocks of the court house are as corrupt as it gets. One day someone will do their investigative work and nail these scum bags. Like the FBI's top ten, Newnan should have a top ten most corrupt lawyer list.

Since: Apr 12

Hull, GA

#25 May 5, 2012
Kim Karshisian wrote:
I would like this to go on record. I worked for a lawyer in Newnan and nine out of ten attorney's within five blocks of the court house are as corrupt as it gets. One day someone will do their investigative work and nail these scum bags. Like the FBI's top ten, Newnan should have a top ten most corrupt lawyer list.
So start the list.....as someone who has not ever used an attorney....yet, I would like to know your thoughts...its just your opinion. Let's see if you have the "nuts" to list them....
Citizen

Newnan, GA

#26 May 8, 2012
So, we now have a Public Defenders office (i.e. "free laywers"). Yet, when a person is convicted of a crime/s, the judge imposes sentence, restitution, fee's, etc.. The judge then ask how much money a now convicted person can pay (once released from prison) for the so called "free" defense he/she was offered by the citizens of Coweta County and couldn't afford in the first place. Keep in mind this is usually years down the road. Didn't Judge Lee get us in trouble back in 2001 for this same kind of behavior? And, how can this be legal?
Informed

United States

#27 May 18, 2013
Billy Lee's corruption came to light from Kevin McMurry. Kevin continued until Billy Lee lost his seat. Kevin is a snake in the grass - he will press issues until things turn out the way HE wants it to ... Kevin kisses up to those in authorithy and plays the "good guy role" while they are around. When the doors are clossed and it's time to really work, Kevin doesn't do it. Kevin takes advantage of his support staff giving them his workload expecting them to carry his load for him ONTOP of the already overworked support staff. He is inpatient and demanding. He can give you a case and while forcebly informing you that it MUST be perfect and it is due tomorrow morning by 8:30 - nothing later.
grayrider

Newnan, GA

#28 May 27, 2013
how convient wrote:
Hopefully Kirby is next!
kirby is a scam artist!!!
Judge Lee was bought by my late father in law back in the late 90 s got papers to prove it he has been corrupt since then. He paid to have his then wife followed buy GSP
Then got caught then covered it all up with the governor.. GOOD RIDDANCE!!!! Maybe take MITCH and RIGGS with him all one big cover up....
How about Mr Brown or Mr Golden?

Anybody want to bring up some old spit?
AnusPJr

United States

#29 Jun 27, 2016
Corruption Nemesis wrote:
Billy Lee has been a nightmare for Coweta County for 32 years. Good riddance. How will his family spin this. Hopefully better than the Camp family!
Interesting comment. Just curious how you tie Judge Lee to the Camp family?
Lady In Black

Newnan, GA

#30 Wednesday Aug 3
Bullwinkle wrote:
The word that you unsuccessfully sought is you're, the contraction for you are. You mistakenly used the word your which shows possession. Maybe you should seek an education before you seek a forum.
My,My....you the word checker, best not read my lines,I use what I want and do not worry about some one picking my spelling apart....We got the message,we did not care if he used correct words...lighten up.....lol..lol..
Lady In Black

Newnan, GA

#31 Wednesday Aug 3
Kim Karshisian wrote:
I would like this to go on record. I worked for a lawyer in Newnan and nine out of ten attorney's within five blocks of the court house are as corrupt as it gets. One day someone will do their investigative work and nail these scum bags. Like the FBI's top ten, Newnan should have a top ten most corrupt lawyer list.
I agree with every thing you have said...the FBI needs to come into this little town and clean house....every dept within these city limits has people needing replaced....but it is so wide spread,where and who do you start with....the judges rule and are in bed with the Police Dept...I can not speak personally about the Sherriffs Dept...".but they also are corrupt...ask around..the stories are out there,proven not hear say.....the talk around town about all involved is regular conversation...Names are spoken,incidents have been reported,but nothing is ever done......I had a case before the course......evidence is not important to these judges. Cases a three year,old could make a ruling over in ten minutes...these judges do not follow the laws themselves.....they throw out restraint orders that should be kept in place..after you spend the time and effort to file one....your Attorney shows up late to make an entrance for the benefit of the judge...and be recognized..in this town you can not get an honest attorney to take cases that involve leaders in this town,or or people they have grown up with here.....it is the good ole boy routine......time for changes...it has gone on for years..did not start yesterday........note..these lawyers are not working for the people as the judges have them in their hands and they think this an honor.....the elected officials do nothing for change..it is so involved,every dept.is guilty.....I will post different opinions to each persons responses on these matters....thank you,we need more people to come forward and speak the truth and not be intimidated just as you and others have done...it is the only way to get things to change.....my opinion.
Lady In Black

Newnan, GA

#32 Wednesday Aug 3
frustated with juvenile wrote:
Someone needs to clean out Coweta county DFACS. The children in that system deserve better.
Agree,the whole DFACS,needs to be thrown out,cleaned up..and better management of government money that is being spent on its employees who are not doing their jobs.......money needs to be funded here,clean the inside of the building behind the front door,filthy,unkept....Employee s walking around in house shoes or flip flops, sloppy tee shirts the dress code for some at the front desk..the most unprofessional group I have ever seen......I was visiting this location about 20 years ago and this was not the case...the employees looked and acted professional...clean working invironment...and more respect for the persons applying for help......the wait time is horrendous for some........if the case loads are to many,money needs to be allotted for more help and better invistigations into the care of the children......apparently need better management....as I visited recently and it was not a place run properly by any means......un caring disrespectful attendants at both windows......my opinion.
Lady In Black

Newnan, GA

#33 Wednesday Aug 3
breakaway wrote:
How come Pete Skandalakis hasn't indicted this joke of a judge? Thank goodness for JQC in Atlanta. It was in Skandalakis's backyard and he CHOSE to overlook it...maybe he should be next.
Did I miss this story in the Newnan Times Herald.was the article posted locally.

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