By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia
Northern Judicial Circuit Chief Assistant District Attorney Geoffrey Fogus has been named Georgia’s Assistant District Attorney of the Year for 2014 for District III.
Fogus received the award from the Georgia Association of District Attorneys.
Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Parks White said Fogus is an invaluable asset to his office.
“It is my distinct pleasure to report that Geoffrey Fogus has been named by the District Attorneys’ Association of Georgia as Assistant District Attorney of the year for 2014 for District III,” White said Thursday. “Geoffrey joined my office as my Chief ADA in February 2013, after working as an Assistant District Attorney in the Augusta Circuit. Since that time he has worked tirelessly to help restore the integrity and functionality of the Northern Circuit District Attorney’s Office. The impact he has made in our office has been overwhelming.”
White hired Fogus away from his position in Augusta a year and half ago.
Since then, White says Fogus has worked seemingly non-stop to help bring a decade of back-logged cases to resolution.
“In the first year and a half as Chief ADA, Geoffrey personally resolved over 600 cases. He took six cases to trial, obtained a life sentence on a recidivist drug trafficker, with dozens more prepared for trial and resolved the morning of trial by stiff plea agreements”, said White.
White said in the first year and a half as Chief ADA, Fogus has personally resolved over 600 cases.
White said Fogus has also assumed the role of Special Victims prosecutor, responsible for the prosecution of all sex cases against children in the 5 county circuit.
But according to White, the greatest service Fogus has rendered to the community has been through training of law enforcement officers, who had a strained relationship with the previous DA.