On August 9, 2012, a Cobb County Grand Jury indicted former Department of Labor (DOL) employee Peter Brown on one count of Bribery O.C.G.A. 16-10-2(a)(2).
Brown’s responsibilities while employed by DOL included working with and supervising contractors on DOL projects. At some point during the fall of 2011, he solicited $4,000.00 from a contractor he supervised in exchange for future contracts with DOL.
The contractor notified the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), which referred the case to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI). On April 13, 2012, the GBI arranged for the contractor to meet Brown at a
Bribery carries a minimum of one and a maximum of twenty years in prison, and/or a fine of not more than $5,000.00.
Assistant Attorney General Shepard Orlow is prosecuting the case on behalf of the State of
Members of the public should keep in mind that indictments contain only allegations against the individual(s) against whom the indictment is sought. A defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty, and it will be the government’s burden at trial to prove the defendant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt of the allegations contained in the indictment.