Fayette grand jury declines to indict Clayton top cop, 3 others
A Fayette County grand jury declined to indict four people Friday on racketeering and related charges stemming from alleged fraudulent invoices submitted to the Clayton County DUI Court by one company in Tyrone and another located in College Park.
Prosecutors had accused Clayton County Police Chief Gregory Porter, his brother and Clayton sheriff’s deputy Robert Porter, former Clayton DUI court administrator Katrina Renee Hood and Gregory Porter’s wife, Sabrina Ross Porter, of participating in a scheme to submit several dozen phony invoices. The invoices claimed the two companies worked far more hours in “surveillance” of DUI court participants than was actually conducted, prosecutors alleged.
A large number of the invoices sought payment for four or five times the amount of hours than were actually worked, according to the proposed indictment form.
The four defendants were accused of taking more than $15,000 in the scheme, which was discovered in June of last year, according to court documents.
The companies in question were listed on the indictment form as Eagle Eye LLC of Tyrone, owned and operated by Gregory Porter and Busy Bodies LLC of College Park, owned and operated by Robert Porter. Hood, who at the time was the coordinator for the Clayton DUI Court, was accused of participating in the scheme because she submitted the invoices for payment and was supposed to verify the documents prior to payment being made.
Sabrina Porter was accused in part because she and her husband filed state tax returns in 2009, 2010 and 2011 which were judged to have under-reported their income and inflated the expenses of their business.