Fraud Halts Georgia Road Projects, GDOT Investigates Employee Misconduct

Allegations of fraud have rocked the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), halting major road projects across the state. An internal investigation uncovered that a former employee, Felicia Pennyman, filed false paperwork indicating land acquisition for road widening projects, including SR 9, had been completed when it had not.

The revelation has left GDOT scrambling to rectify the situation, with work on hold as they reassess the extent of the misconduct. While Pennyman faces no immediate criminal charges, the case is under investigation by state authorities, signaling potential further repercussions.

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GDOT emphasizes its commitment to rebuilding trust, acknowledging the impact of one individual’s actions on their agency’s integrity.

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