At its May 12 meeting, the Georgia State Election Board reviewed the criminal allegations against Horace Don Gresham and voted to refer the case to the Attorney General’s office.
This was an official formality as Gresham was already indicted by a Newton County grand jury on April 3 and charged with one felony count of false swearing and one felony count of false statement in filing a notice of candidacy.
Matt Carrothers, SBE director of media relations, said this board meeting was the first step in the process and the case will eventually be brought back before the elections board.
District Attorney Ken Wynne said the Attorney General’s office only prosecutes certain types of crimes and this particular case did not fall under that office’s jurisdiction, so it is being prosecuted by Wynne’s office.
Wynne said Gresham’s next court date is scheduled for July 2, at which time motions will be heard.