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Badge & Bar: Hall indicts Suwanee man for commercial gambling

POSTED: July 31, 2014 1:32 a.m.

A Suwanee man arrested in August 2013 in connection with commercial gambling in a Gainesville gas station was indicted last Thursday.

Byong Soo Chung, 60, is accused of felony commercial gambling following an August 2013 search warrant performed at the Shell Food Mart and Truckstop on Monroe Drive, where Chung was working. The Hall County Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad seized $4,000 in cash and a computer.

Chung could face up to five years in prison and/or a $20,000 fine, according to Georgia code.

Hall County solicitor general honored at state conference

The Hall County solicitor general was named “Solicitor-General of the Year for 2014” at a Georgia Association of Solicitors-General presented by the Prosecuting Attorney’s Council of Georgia.

Stephanie Woodard, who in 2008 was sworn in to the Hall County position, received the award during the attorney council’s Jekyll Island conference from July 20-23. The award is given each July to “recognize outstanding leadership and dedication in the field of prosecution,” according to the group’s statement.

“I am honored and humbled to receive this award,” Woodard said in a statement from the attorney council. “Georgia’s prosecutors are the best of the best, and to have earned their esteem is one of my proudest achievements.”

In the statement on Woodard’s award, the Georgia solicitor general group held high acclaim for her work in the statehouse. The Hall County solicitor general played a paramount role in helping along several pieces of legislation, according to the statement.

Woodard serves as vice chairwoman on the council for the 2014-2015 year.

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