Two of DeKalb County’s chief prosecutors will be leaving at the end of the year to pursue similar jobs in Cobb County.
Chief Assistant District Attorney Don Geary and Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney John Melvin have taken posts with new Cobb County District Attorney Vic Reynolds.
Geary is an integral part of the state’s murder case against Andrea Sneiderman, who is accused of conspiring with her former boss Hemy Neuman to murder her husband Rusty Sneiderman.
Neuman, who confessed to killing Rusty Sneiderman, was convicted and is now serving a term of life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Melvin is one of the lead prosecutors involved in a criminal corruption case against former DeKalb County Superintendent Crawford Lewis, accused of operating a criminal enterprise within the school system.
Prosecutors allege that Lewis, along with former schools construction chief Pat Reid and her ex-husband Tony Pope, conspired to defraud the school district of approximately $2.4 million through illegal construction contracts.
Although Geary and Melvin play a role in some of DeKalb County’s biggest cases, officials from DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James’ office said their absence will not hinder any of the cases from moving forward.
“We have replacements that will be named soon,” said Erik Burton, a spokesman for the district attorney. “We wish them well.”