Douglas County DA to retire, will not face criminal prosecution - CBS46 News

Douglas County DA to retire, will not face criminal prosecution

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Douglas County District Attorney David McDade plans to retire at the end of the month. McDade has been the subject of a GBI investigation for almost a year.

According to McDade, he requested the GBI to investigate a claim that he inappropriately used seized drug money.

McDade's criminal attorney Drew Findling said McDade reached a no-prosecution agreement with the attorney general.

McDade will retire, and he agreed to pay the county a little more than $4,000. Findling would not say what that money is repayment for.

"The $4,000, I will not get into specifics, represents issues regarding spending in the office that we looked at and made a decision. Rather than get into long, protracted negotiations the easiest practice would be just to write a check," said Findling.

McDade denies any wrongdoing. Findling said his health troubles and a desire to bring the investigation to an end prompted the agreement.

"To do otherwise is going to make this drag on and on which is going to cost the taxpayers, the people of his county. The best thing to do is to pen the check and to move on," said Findling.

According to Findling, doctors found blood clots in both of McDade's legs. He is undergoing treatment and is unable to work.

McDade has been the count's top prosecutor for 24 years. He will retire April 30.

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