FBI Investigating Cumming Insurance Scandal

I wrote about Mayor Ford Gravitt of Cumming giving his non-city employee girlfriend city insurance on Monday and now WSB investigative reporter Jodie Fleisher reported that sources said the FBI has interviewed them about the matter. Due to FBI policy, it is not confirmed whether it is a formal investigation or if the mayor and his girlfriend have been interviewed. The city attorney, who is not an employee, is also benefiting from city insurance.

The mayor’s girlfriend, Angela Mullinax, was placed on the city’s health insurance policy in 2005. That amounts to roughly $75,000 of taxpayer money going towards her health insurance. As I stated on Monday, Angela Mullinax is not a city employee because “mayor’s girlfriend” is not a city job. To qualify for city insurance, an employee must work 30-hours per week or more for at least 48 weeks of the year. Mayor Gravitt’s only explanation is that “she does a lot of work for the city of Cumming.” Her official city job has yet to be known.

It is my understanding that criminal charges could be brought against Angela Mullinax given she did not qualify for city insurance. If she filed insurance claims, she would have to reimburse the insurance company. It is also my understanding that whomever verified her insurance could be liable for fraud.

Meanwhile, Mayor Gravitt is still trying to impeach Councilman Rupert Sexton for supposedly releasing the incriminating document. It should be noted that WSB pulled said document from city records and acquired the same information as the document Mayor Gravitt is blaming Councilman Sexton for releasing. Go figure.

8 comments

  1. blakeage80 says:

    All the mayor has to do is provide a description of the ‘work’ performed by Ms. Mullinax ‘for the city’.

  2. Noway says:

    Mayor McCheese should just waited for the latest trendy domestic partner label and enroll her then. She’d be golden. No fuss, no muss.

  3. saltycracker says:

    Gravitt does not have the muscle of other politicians we know to pull a power move on Sexton.

      • Rick Day says:

        Don’t play semantics, Harry. Dixiecrats were no way shape or form democrats. That is why they all bounce to the GOP.

        Safety in numbers. Your “Huddled, shivering masses” we see about the white English speaking immigrants of this country.

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