Gwinnett County Commission Chairman Charles Bannister offered to resign if a grand jury declined to indict him for perjury, a report on the jury's work shows.
The special grand jury elected not to indict Bannister in exchange for his resignation rather than let his future depend on the outcome on a criminal trial, Fox 5 television reported. The television station obtained a copy of the grand jury’s report, which a judge has sealed until Nov. 2.
Bannister resigned Oct. 8 after appearing before the grand jury, which has been investigating county land deals.
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