Q&A on the News

Q: There has been a lot of reaction to Hawks general manager Danny Ferry reading someone else’s scouting report, but nothing about the person who actually wrote the report. Who wrote it and why hasn’t there been a public outcry regarding him?

—Rick Arnold, Marietta

A: The identity of the individual who wrote the offensive comments about NBA player Luol Deng in the report read by Ferry is unknown. It is believed he was a former player or someone in management with Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution continues to attempt to uncover information regarding the incident in which Ferry read a background report about Deng during a conference call with team owners in June. Ferry is on an indefinite leave of absence, which began Sept. 12. An internal investigation of the call led to the discovery of an email by majority owner Bruce Levenson that contained inflammatory remarks, the AJC has reported. Levenson has said he will sell his share of the team.

A: What happened to the federal indictment to the two individuals from the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” who supposedly committed fraud?

—Frank Martire, Duluth

A: Teresa and Joe Giudice have had their sentencing date delayed until Oct. 2. They originally were scheduled to be sentenced in July, but it was pushed to Sept. 23 and then again to next month. The couple, who are featured on "Real Housewives of New Jersey," have been charged with 41 counts of bankruptcy, bank and mortgage fraud, and other crimes. Joe could receive a sentence of 37 to 46 months and Teresa could receive a 27-month sentence.

Andy Johnston wrote this column; AJC staff writer Chris Vivlamore contributed. Do you have a question about the news? We’ll try to get the answer. Call 404-222-2002 or email q&a@ajc.com (include name, phone and city).