Brian Hansen, one of the three Atlanta attorneys representing the film mogul with a reported net worth of $600 million, confirmed the bond validation but said he was under strict orders not to comment about the case.
When asked if that was part of the deal or a condition set by Perry, the attorney said: “That’s just how I’m going to roll.”
Neither of the other attorneys were immediately available for comment Thursday.
Negotiations for the deal, which was given a code name of “Project Meatloaf” to keep talks private, began in May when representatives for Perry approached Cobb’s development authority.
“If you look at the amount of new persons and properties we put onto the tax rolls (and) as you look at the jobs being created as a result, it is a very positive project for Cobb,” said Nelson Geter, the development authority’s executive director, said Thursday.
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