Troubled Times for Mayor Franklin

The AJC is having to play catch-up to keep up with Creative Loafing’s excellent, far superior coverage of the ongoing saga of convicted drug lord, Tremayne Graham. Graham is now being investigated for a possible connection to the 2005 murder of a young couple, gunned down as they slept, in the Virginia-Highlands neighborhood.

Tremayne Graham is Mayor Franklin’s former son-in-law. You can read the utterly gripping tale of outrageous crimes and circumstance in full here. But the critical part the AJC conveniently left out of their watered-down (A1, below the fold) story today is here, from CL last week:

In addition to the allegations about the killings, the April sentencing hearing also offered insight into whether Kai Franklin Graham (Mayor Franklin’s daughter) had anything to do with her husband’s (Tremayne Graham) crimes. According to the Greenville News, IRS Criminal Investigations Special Agent Wayne Wright testified that she’s currently under investigation by his agency and the U.S. attorney’s office.

CL reporter, Mara Shalhoup, who’s been covering Atlanta homegrown, organized gangsta crime like an investigator on fire, was recently named Atlanta’s Best Journalist by The Atlanta Press Club.


  1. Jmac says:

    1. Yes, Creative Loafing – as well as other other weekly, alternatives across the state – are doing excellent reporting work.

    2. Aside from the obvious emotional problems this must cause for the mayor, how exactly is this a ‘problem’ for her? Was a prime supporter of the Peachtree Boulevard proposal? Or am I missing something?

  2. Decaturguy says:

    I have not been slow to criticize Mayor Franklin lately and think that her legacy has been tarred by police corruption, inefficiencies in city government, etc., but how does the fact that her former son in law committed murder have anything to do with her?

  3. SpaceyG says:

    Hello… what part of the above did you NOT read? It says, in the shaded quote, that the investigation now involves Franklin’s daughter, Kai. As a mom, that would be a HUGE “problem” for me. My thoughts are certainly with her.

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