Press Release: Special Purpose Grand Jury
STATEMENT FROM DIRECTOR SKANDALAKIS
RE: RELEASE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE GRAND JURY’S FINAL REPORT BY FULTON COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE ROBERT MCBURNEY
On August 15, 2023, Executive Director, Peter J. Skandalakis, filed a motion seeking access to the Special Purpose Grand Jury’s Final Report so that he could fully apprise any conflict prosecutor appointed to handle any matters concerning former State Senator Burt Jones of all the facts and circumstances surrounding the investigation.
The Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of Georgia is aware that the Special Purpose Grand Jury’s Final Report has been released to the public. PAC has obtained a copy of the report and will review it thoroughly.
A special prosecutor has not been appointed to the case as of today and we do not expect an appointment to be made immediately. PAC will diligently continue its efforts to seek a special prosecutor to handle this matter. We have no further comments at this time, RULE 3.8 Special Responsibilities of a Prosecutor requires us to refrain from making extrajudicial comments that have a substantial likelihood of heightening public condemnation of the accused.
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