Ben Stewart



Age: 55


Summary: mayor of Union Point, Georgia whose family had long been pillars of the small east Georgia town but who was facing a 197-count criminal indictment on charges that he bilked more than 800 investors out of $38 million, who operated Stewart Finance Company and lived a lavish lifestyle supported in part by scams including allegedly siphoning monthly Social Security checks of the elderly and disabled.



Cause of Death: Suicide by self-inflicted gunshot wound


Born: August 31, 1949


Died: May 13, 2004


Location: Union Point, Georgia