Letter alleges widespreadSeptember 1, 1970
corruption, crime in county
Eighteen of the leading clergymen in Floyd County today released the contents of an "open letter" to members of the September term Grand Jury and public officials urging "a thorough and complete investigation at the earliest possible moment" of allegations of corruption in Rome and Floyd County.
Copies of the strongly-worded document have been mailed to members of the Grand Jury, Robert L. Scoggin, Judge of Superior Court, Larry Salmon, District Attorney, members fo the Rome City Commission and Floyd County Board of Commissioners.
It reads: "Alarming allegations of widespread organized crime and corruption in governmental agencies in Rome and Floyd County have come to our attention. We urge you to instigate a thorough and complete investigation at the earliest possible moment."
"Specific allegations involving ... arson and payoffs of law enforcement officials require unstinting investigation and prosecution."
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