Johnny Edwards

Reporter

Johnny Edwards is a member of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s investigative team, focusing on the private sector and state and federal regulation. He previously worked in Lynchburg, Va., and Augusta, Ga., and covered the invasion of Iraq as an embedded reporter.  At the AJC, Edwards’ investigation exposed how several elected officials used their discretionary budgets for personal benefit, triggering an FBI investigation that resulted in criminal charges against a county commissioner and three other people.  He recently served on the team behind the AJC’s Doctors & Sex Abuse project, a Pulitzer finalist, and produced a related podcast series.

Latest from Johnny Edwards

She said she’d been sexually harassed. Then she got fired for it.
 The woman said she wasn’t even looking to file a formal complaint. But griping to her supervisor about how the leader of an elite environmental cleanup team had passed her over for a promotion, the words slipped out of her mouth. “You know, I should have reported him for sexual harassment,” the woman said, “but I just...

Posted: 2 days ago

The woman said she wasn’t even looking to file a formal complaint. But griping to her supervisor about how the leader of an elite environmental cleanup team had passed her over for a promotion, the words slipped out of her mouth. “You know, I should have reported him for sexual harassment,” the woman said, “but I just...
State’s weak response to sexual harassment makes reporting risky
 Emboldened by #MeToo, a half dozen state emergency management employees came forward about a supervisor putting his hands on women who didn’t want to be touched, making locker-room jokes they didn’t want to hear. His punishment: A talking-to. No written reprimand. No disciplinary action. “It sent the message that that kind...

Posted: 2 days ago

Emboldened by #MeToo, a half dozen state emergency management employees came forward about a supervisor putting his hands on women who didn’t want to be touched, making locker-room jokes they didn’t want to hear. His punishment: A talking-to. No written reprimand. No disciplinary action. “It sent the message that that kind...
Petit out at MiMedx for acts ‘detrimental to the company’
 More dominoes have fallen in the ongoing investigations into financial dealings of Marietta-based MiMedx. The biopharma company announced late Thursday that Parker “Pete” Petit, who had resigned as CEO and chairman in July, has now resigned from the board of directors as well, effective immediately. What’s more, the...

Posted: 3 days ago

More dominoes have fallen in the ongoing investigations into financial dealings of Marietta-based MiMedx. The biopharma company announced late Thursday that Parker “Pete” Petit, who had resigned as CEO and chairman in July, has now resigned from the board of directors as well, effective immediately. What’s more, the...
Petit out at MiMedx ‘for cause’
 Parker “Pete” Petit, who stepped down earlier this year as CEO and chairman of Marietta-based biopharma company MiMedx, now has resigned from its board of directors. In a filing to federal regulators late Thursday, the company said that he had submitted his resignation that day, effective immediately. It also said that the board...

Posted: 3 days ago

Parker “Pete” Petit, who stepped down earlier this year as CEO and chairman of Marietta-based biopharma company MiMedx, now has resigned from its board of directors. In a filing to federal regulators late Thursday, the company said that he had submitted his resignation that day, effective immediately. It also said that the board...
Five doctors out at Minneapolis VA over MiMedx improprieties
 In another blow to Marietta-based MiMedx, the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Minneapolis has parted ways with four podiatrists and a dermatologist over improprieties with the company’s biopharma products, a VA spokesman confirmed for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The company is under fire amid accusations of “channel stuffing&rdquo...

Posted: 3 days ago

In another blow to Marietta-based MiMedx, the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Minneapolis has parted ways with four podiatrists and a dermatologist over improprieties with the company’s biopharma products, a VA spokesman confirmed for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The company is under fire amid accusations of “channel stuffing&rdquo...
More troubled doctors allowed back in practice by GA medical board
 To see just how far Georgia regulators will go in forgiving medical doctors’ transgressions, look no further than the latest crop of returned licenses and restored privileges: It includes an internist accused by four women of sexually inappropriate exams. A pain management doctor labeled by a board expert as a “drug...

Posted: 22 days ago

To see just how far Georgia regulators will go in forgiving medical doctors’ transgressions, look no further than the latest crop of returned licenses and restored privileges: It includes an internist accused by four women of sexually inappropriate exams. A pain management doctor labeled by a board expert as a “drug...
Reality Winner will ask Trump to reverse her ‘so unfair’ prison sentence
 When her mother told her that President Donald Trump had tweeted about her case, Reality Winner braced for the worst. After all, ever since her arrest for leaking a top-secret document, strangers on the internet have called her a traitor, mocked her name and gloated over her legal predicament. But Trump didn’t gloat and he didn&rsquo...

Posted: 23 days ago

When her mother told her that President Donald Trump had tweeted about her case, Reality Winner braced for the worst. After all, ever since her arrest for leaking a top-secret document, strangers on the internet have called her a traitor, mocked her name and gloated over her legal predicament. But Trump didn’t gloat and he didn&rsquo...
Convicted NSA leaker Reality Winner says she'll seek pardon from Trump
 Reality Winner told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Friday that she will seek clemency from President Donald Trump, in light of his tweet last week that her sentence of five years and three months in federal prison is “so unfair.” Winner said her legal team is working on an application strategy and plans to make the request...

Posted: 23 days ago

Reality Winner told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Friday that she will seek clemency from President Donald Trump, in light of his tweet last week that her sentence of five years and three months in federal prison is “so unfair.” Winner said her legal team is working on an application strategy and plans to make the request...
Reality Winner says she’ll seek a pardon from Trump
 Reality Winner told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Friday that she will seek clemency from President Donald Trump, in light of his tweet last week that her sentence of five years and three months in federal prison is “so unfair.” Winner said her legal team is working on an application strategy. If approved, she would avoid...

Posted: 23 days ago

Reality Winner told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Friday that she will seek clemency from President Donald Trump, in light of his tweet last week that her sentence of five years and three months in federal prison is “so unfair.” Winner said her legal team is working on an application strategy. If approved, she would avoid...
Abortion doc who served time for Medicaid fraud has his license back
 The Georgia medical board once sanctioned gynecologist Tyrone C. Malloy over a late-term abortion that left a woman with uncontrolled bleeding, her abdomen swelling as she was rushed to an emergency room. She went into cardiac arrest and died. Before that, the board cited him for medical mistakes in the death of a newborn just after a C-section...

Posted: 25 days ago

The Georgia medical board once sanctioned gynecologist Tyrone C. Malloy over a late-term abortion that left a woman with uncontrolled bleeding, her abdomen swelling as she was rushed to an emergency room. She went into cardiac arrest and died. Before that, the board cited him for medical mistakes in the death of a newborn just after a C-section...