Council votes to end ethics investigation of Johns Creek mayor

FOX 5 I-Team investigates

City Council votes to end ethics investigation of Johns Creek mayor

Posted: Updated:
Johns Creek Mayor Mike Bodker Johns Creek Mayor Mike Bodker
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. -

A bitter internal investigation of the mayor of Johns Creek has come to an end.

The Johns Creek City Council, comprised of two newly-elected  members, voted to cancel the investigation and halt subpoenas seeking additional information from the mayor.  
 
Mayor Mike Bodker says, "Yeah, I think this investigation has run its course. Its purpose was to get me unelected. It failed."
 
Back in June, the Johns Creek City Council voted to conduct an internal ethics investigation of Mayor Mike Bodker. The investigation focused on rent Mayor Bodker paid for a four-bedroom townhouse development, owned at the time by a friend and local developer.

The FOX 5 I-Team obtained the latest findings of that investigation which state Mayor Bodker "misled the public, this council and the Investigators" regarding the extent of a discount he received on his rent, which totaled "$300 per month."

City Councilman Brad Raffensperger says the findings show  a conflict of interest. "Why? It's a $3,600 benefit, as they call it, a gratuity, that's the term."

Mike Bodker says he can't comment on the most recent report, because he considers it attorney-client privilege. But he did say, based on earlier findings, he got no rent reduction and paid a fair market price.

"What I can comment on," says the mayor, "is I don't have a great deal of faith in the way the investigator goes about his math calculations."
 
But, now, the investigation is over. The new council, with two newly-elected members, voted to fire the outside lawyer, cancel the investigation, and rescind the subpoenas seeking additional information.  

Mayor Mike Bodker says the Johns Creek citizens have heard enough:  "If they think I've done something wrong, file an ethics complaint. If they think its criminal, go talk to the DA."

Click the video to watch the report!

  • I-Team Story ArchiveMore>>

  • Mom confronts Ray McBerry over modeling request

    Mom confronts Ray McBerry over modeling request

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:31:15 GMT
    A twice-failed candidate for Georgia governor found himself face-to-face with a mother furious over what he was trying to do this month with her teenage daughter.
    A twice-failed candidate for Georgia governor found himself face-to-face with a mother furious over what he was trying to do this month with her teenage daughter.
  • Unresolved bank errors? Help is on the way

    Unresolved bank errors? Help is on the way

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:11 AM EDT2014-07-28 12:11:30 GMT
    Taking on a big bank, even over something like a minor bank error, can be maddening. You feel like no one is listening. It's like being trapped in a maze you can't get out of, but somebody is noticing how frustrating that can be.
    Taking on a big bank, even over something like a minor bank error, can be maddening. You feel like no one is listening. It's like being trapped in a maze you can't get out of, but somebody is noticing how frustrating that can be.
  • I-Team Investigation

    Former Douglas Co. D.A. office manager indicted

    Former Douglas Co. D.A. office manager indicted

    Sunday, July 27 2014 3:24 PM EDT2014-07-27 19:24:49 GMT
    There are major new developments today in the state investigation of the Douglas County District Attorney's office. Tammy Agan, the former office manager, has been indicted on 58 counts of theft and making false statements.
    There are major new developments today in the state investigation of the Douglas County District Attorney's office. Tammy Agan, the former office manager, has been indicted on 58 counts of theft and making false statements.
  • Contact the FOX 5 I-Team

    * denotes required fields

    We're sorry, but only one entry is allowed per person.
    Thank you for your continued interest.

    Thanks for contacting FOX 5.  To reach our newsroom by phone, please call (404) 898-0100.

Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices