Rossville seeks removal of former bridal shop, remnant of a rogue's colorful career

Staff Photo by Dan Henry / The Chattanooga Times Free Press- 4/20/17. Motorists pass the former LaDean Shop in Rossville on Thursday April 20, 2017, which has been vacant for some time and is now listed as for sale.
photo Staff Photo by Dan Henry / The Chattanooga Times Free Press- 4/20/17. Motorists pass the former LaDean Shop in Rossville on Thursday April 20, 2017, which has been vacant for some time and is now listed as for sale.

ROSSVILLE - In bold capital letters, Joseph Mohwish argued to a judge that his trial for running underground North Georgia casinos should never see a courtroom.

The search warrant was "bogus." The officers investigating him? "Corrupt cops."

"Please judge," he wrote in a pro-se motion in January 2012. "I need help."

A month later, he tried again: "There comes a time when enough is enough."

The judge did not rule in his favor, but Mohwish never stood trial. He died in February 2013, his racketeering charges still pending.