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Kenerly indictment overturned by Court of Appeals
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Kenerly indictment overturned by Court of Appeals

ATLANTA -- (AP) - The Georgia Court of Appeals has overturned the indictment of former Gwinnett County Commissioner Kevin Kenerly.

The court ruled that a special purpose grand jury that indicted Kenerly was not legally authorized to do so.

The indictment accused him of a bribery count and two counts of failing to disclose a financial interest. Grand jurors had said he failed to disclose a partnership with a developer who successfully sought county rezoning of property.

District Attorney Danny Porter has said that if the indictment was reversed, he'd present the evidence to another grand jury and seek to re-indict Kenerly.

Kenerly's attorney Pat McDonough said his client is innocent. McDonough said he hopes Thursday's decision ends the case, but he's prepared to continue defending him if necessary and that Kenerly will ultimately be vindicated.

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