Skandalakis gets chance to become lawyer again

The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday allowed former Fulton County Commission chairman Mitch Skandalakis, who served prison time for making false statements to an FBI agent, to become a lawyer again.

Skandalakis ran unsuccessfully to be lieutenant governor in 1998. He was disbarred by the court after his 2003 conviction in a bribery scandal. After being released from prison, Skandalakis ran Creative Media Solutions from 2004 to 2007 and has since worked as director of loss prevention for Waffle House.

Skandalakis asked to be readmitted as a lawyer in March 2012 and a State Bar of Georgia fitness board recommended that be allowed to happen, the state Supreme Court said in an opinion published Monday. The court noted Skandalakis still must pass the state bar exam again before being able to practice law.

“The record shows that since his conviction Skandalakis has shown remorse and has strived to act with integrity and responsibility through his hard work, his devotion to family and as a volunteer in his community,” the court said.

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