DeKalb judge Barbara Mobley quits amid probe of allegations that she and others improperly accessed the Georgia Crime Information Center, which includes criminal histories, arrests, fingerprints, driving records and other information.
Mobley was elected to State Court in 2005. State Bar of Georgia records show was admitted to practice law in 1985 and remains in good standing.
Last year, Mobley was under fire when a joint investigation between the AJC and Channel 2 Action News found that she had spent nearly $25,000 in taxpayers’ money traveling to conferences in Jamaica, Panama and the Virgin Islands over three years. The investigation found she spent 84 days in a three-year period -- 2007 to 2009 -- out of the office at training and conferences. This did not include sick and vacation time.
Mobley also was scrutinized in 2009 when she racked up more than $3,800 in cell phone charges in 2008. This included $220 in roaming fees for the 83 calls she made during the trip to the Virgin Islands.
Mobley can practice law if she wants but she plans to do international judicial consulting. Mobley made about $150,000 a year and will be able to receive a pension.
Just think, if she had been working for Burrell, she would also would have received a car allowance and separation pay.
As long as these public officials are allowed to get away with breaking the law and not prosecuted, this county is doomed.
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