Dyer said he was “floored” when he learned that Jeannine Malone had been named assistant solicitor.
“She did not make the officials in Sandy Springs aware of her affiliation or fringe association through her husband with the synthetic drug industry,” Dyer said. “That in my opinion created a major conflict of interest.”
Dyer alerted a Sandy Springs police officer about Malone’s ties to the synthetic pot trade and the officer subsequently notified the chief of police, who passed the information up the chain of command.
Sandy Springs city attorney Wendell Willard confirmed that Malone was asked to resign but declined further comment.
“I resigned my professional relationship with the city of Sandy Springs so that the city would not be part of any discussion about my husband’s legal issue,” she said in a statement.