Two Atlanta doctors joining colleagues in federal prison

7:09 am Jun. 29, 2017

When William Richardson and Nevorn Askari report to federal prison for their roles in a pill mill operation, the two former Atlanta-area doctors could find themselves in some familiar company.

At least a dozen other Georgia-licensed physicians have been sentenced to federal prisons since 2014 for violations involving opioids or other addictive substances.

The AJC’s Becca Godwin wrote earlier this week that Richardson was sentenced to four years and six months

Fort Gordon hit by second scandal as Reality Winner case unfolded

9:06 am Jun. 9, 2017

As the Reality Winner case was unfolding this week, Fort Gordon found itself in a second controversy.

A grand jury on Wednesday indicted Army Col. Anthony Tyrone Roper and his wife, Audra, along with an officer of a large defense contracting company, Dwayne Oswald Fulton. They are accused of taking part in a bribery scheme aimed at obtaining over $20 million in Army and private company contracts.

The scheme lasted

NSA leaker’s social posts didn’t affect security clearance. Here’s why

10:08 am Jun. 8, 2017

On a Twitter account she purportedly controlled, Reality Leigh Winner labeled President Donald Trump an “orange fascist.”

When an Iranian official tweeted that his nation would only retaliate in self-defense,  Winner responded in an unusual way for a former Air Force veteran and intelligence contractor. She showed her support for Iran.

“There are many Americans protesting US govt aggression towards Iran. If our Tangerine in Chief declares war, we stand