The undercover informant who worked with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to secure the arrest of criminal defense attorney J. Mark Shelnutt on drug distribution charges is the lawyer's former secretary, who now works as the county district attorney's secretary, according to Shelnutt. Shelnutt's arrest occurred about 10 months after a federal jury acquitted him of money-laundering charges stemming from his acceptance of legal fees to defend a drug kingpin that prosecutors claimed were derived from illegal drug sales.
Former Secretary Was Informant, Says Lawyer Accused in Drug Case
October 4, 2010