The city of Atlanta is uploading 1.4 million documents connected to a public corruption probe to a special website for people to peruse at their leisure.
From the city of Atlanta:
“City of Atlanta contracts with companies associated with E.R. Mitchell/Richards are now available online.
Please use these login credentials:
Additional records will be posted online as they become available.”
Yesterday, the city made the records available to the public and the media in a massive document dump at City Hall. Members of the press who were able to camp out at city hall for the afternoon found some interesting nuggets of information, but also had trouble reading some of the records that were printed.
The corruption investigation involves contracts awarded to Elvin R. Mitchell Jr., who pleaded guilty to paying $1 million in bribes to unnamed city of Atlanta officials. This week the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced that another contractor, Charles P. Richards Jr., has been arraigned on conspiratorial bribery charges and is expected to plead guilty to paying more than $185,000 to receive government contracts.