Remember David Michaels, the Emory University student interning for Jim Walls and Atlanta Unfiltered? He’s at it again:
Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers, while serving as a freshman legislator, regularly oversaw production of promotional mailings that advertised over-the-phone sports handicapping services and an offshore casino, former printers and a onetime associate in the handicapping industry say.
Two Atlanta-area printing companies worked closely with Rogers between 1998 and 2004 to produce the promotional booklets, called Schedules USA, according to the former owner of one printer and a former employee of both businesses. The booklets contained game schedules and extensive advertising for the online Oasis Casino & Sportsbook, based in Curacao, as well as ads for pay-per-call tip lines that offered gambling advice.
Neither Rogers nor his re-election campaign offer a response in the article. Rogers faces a challenge from Brandon Beach of Alpharetta on Tuesday.
- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider