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Dec. 5

December 5, 2010 --

Funds for Cobb water system diverted Gas marketing company called pyramid Atlantans scoff at good news on crime State Senate leader’s work as lobbyist raises questions Decision to free Athens rape suspect stirs anger When can cops break down your door?: City to fork over $25K for APD snafu Ex-employee sues USO general for sexual […]

Dec. 4

December 4, 2010 --

APD reaches settlement with Atlanta Eagle bar patrons Fulton Co. commissioner asks about top slackers McDonough police chief’s wife admits stealing $6,700 Fight over graduations at churches could spread

Dec. 3

December 3, 2010 --

Disgraced judge’s convictions, sentences may be overturned Ga. Tech-based non-profit execs indicted in racketeering case Whistleblower claims filed against Fulton Co. government No ethics findings for ATL school board members Beazer fined $825K for Clean Water Act violations 11Alive obtains list of firms asked to fund MARTA party Elective surgeries resume at Augusta VA hospital […]

Insurance firms: ‘No control’ over $120K donated to Oxendine

Insurance firms: 'No control' over $120K donated to Oxendine
December 3, 2010 --

A Georgia insurance company had no inkling that $120,000 in political donations would wind up almost immediately in the campaign of Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine, the State Ethics Commission was told Thursday. The commission is considering whether to advance or dismiss an ethics case against the company and an affiliate, both run by Delos W. Yancey III, a friend and hunting buddy of Oxendine’s. No decision is expected until early next year.

AG says Ethics Commission’s SOL on rule-making

December 2, 2010 --

Attorney General Thurbert Baker’s office says the State Ethics Commission can’t do much with repealing old rules or creating new ones under 2009 amendment to state law. The commission can probably clean up language of existing rules, the AG’s office said, but not eliminate or create a rule. That may leave the commission unable to carry out 2010 amendments to ethics law.

Dec. 2

December 2, 2010 --

Airport runway extension contract raises protests State committee talks sunsets for special-interest tax breaks DeKalb police dumping ex-chief’s  ‘magic buses’ Paying at the curb to state troopers’ motorcycle unit Federal judge dismisses Cumberland Island lawsuit Three of Augusta’s biggest delinquent tax bills paid ATL schools face accreditation teams next week Fulton County DA says jail […]

2 DeKalb housing officials cleared of ethics allegations

2 DeKalb housing officials cleared of ethics allegations
December 1, 2010 --

Two DeKalb County housing officials were cleared Wednesday of ethics charges stemming from their solicitation of political and charitable contributions from a private developer. George Maddox and Dorothy Williams, both board members of the DeKalb Housing Authority, each accepted $2,500 in donations from the developer. The DeKalb Board of Ethics found no evidence that the transactions influenced their official actions.

Supreme Court runner-up still has $40K to explain

Supreme Court runner-up still has $40K to explain
December 1, 2010 --

Lawrenceville attorney Tammy Lynn Adkins got 735,000 votes Nov. 2 for a seat on the Georgia Supreme Court without spending a nickel. But she still hasn’t explained what she did with nearly $40,000 from her previous political campaign. Adkins will have to explain it to the State Ethics Commission, in response to an ethics complaint filed a couple weeks ago.

Perdue’s COO settles ethics complaint over disclosures

Perdue's COO settles ethics complaint over disclosures
December 1, 2010 --

Jim Lientz, Gov. Sonny Perdue’s former chief operating officer, has apparently settled a 4-year-old ethics complaint alleging he had failed to fully disclose his personal financial interests. Details have not been released, but a consent order with Lientz is on the agenda for the State Ethics Commission’s meeting tomorrow. Consent orders typically involve payment of a fine.

Dec. 1

December 1, 2010 --

Fulton DA sees ‘clear-cut’ evidence of APS cheating Clayton schools security chief indicted on bribery charge Former Tybee Island cops guilty in teen Tazing Ray McBerry accuses blogger, Henry County mom of libel DeKalb schools, ex-contractor blame each other for trial delays FCB Financial under state, federal oversight