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Kevin Kenerly bribery case may be resolved Tuesday

Kevin Kenerly

Kevin Kenerly

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Danny Porter

LAWRENCEVILLE — The bribery case against ex-Gwinnett County commissioner Kevin Kenerly may be resolved Tuesday, nearly four years after his original arrest.

On Monday, Gwinnett County District Attorney Danny Porter announced that a hearing in the case was scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in front of Judge Karen Beyers. No other details were released.

“The hearing may result in the resolution of the case,” Porter said in an email. “The parties will not have any comment prior to the hearing but will answer questions after the hearing.”

The exact nature of the hearing is unclear, as is what the possible resolution might entail.

Kenerly, a four-term county commissioner, was arrested in October 2010 following a year-long investigation into questionable county land purchases. The Braselton resident is accused of accepting a $1 million bribe in order to get developer Dan Jenkins a favorable deal in his sale of park land to the county.

The original indictment against Kenerly was thrown out after the state Court of Appeals ruled that the special grand jury empaneled by Porter did not have the power to investigate criminal behavior. A second indictment was returned in 2011 and, despite the best efforts of Kenerly’s attorneys, was upheld last November.