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.