I have not made many forays into the LMJC recently, although the baseless trial of James Combs is scheduled to occur in September. (Once again, Tim "Dirty" Deal will be front-and-center, parading his utter dishonesty in front of a jury and hoping that this time jurors will overlook his outright perjured testimony and dishonest "investigations.")
But today, I want to take a few moments to look once again at the bogus RICO case against Joe Mohwish that Franklin concocted last January. Somewhere in the bowels of the laws of the State of Georgia, it states that prosecutors are not to knowingly bring false indictments into court. However, because the Georgia State Bar openly lets prosecutors know that the bar "has their backs," prosecutors feel free to engage in lawless behavior because they can do it.
Someone like Franklin who never felt bound by the law must be utterly grateful to the State Bar that he won't have to answer for the regular lawbreaking that goes on in his office. So it is with the Mohwish case.
As you recall, Franklin filed RICO charges against Mohwish for two alleged misdemeanors that he could bundle into RICO felony charges and the nonsense that goes with them. However, if what Mohwish was doing was legal, then there are no misdemeanors and, thus, no RICO.
The latest filing by Mohwish notes that his operation clearly did not operate under a raffle license (as claimed in the indictment) because he was not eligible for such a license, per an amendment enacted by Georgia voters in the 1994 general election. Thus, we now are in the area where Franklin does not only disrespect the law, but he ignores his own state constitution as well.
I have no idea what Franklin will do after he leaves office at the end of next year. I only can hope that whatever he pursues will have nothing to do with the law, since he doesn't know Georgia law and has no intention of obeying it.