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OIG probe leaves open questions about staff departures at ethics panel

OIG probe leaves open questions about staff departures at ethics panel
December 9, 2011 --

Georgia Inspector General Deron R. Hicks says his staff found no evidence that his boss, Gov. Nathan Deal, pressed for the firing of the top two investigators at the ethics commission. The question is: How hard did he really look? Hicks’ inquiry did not address important disputed points, including whether the commission’s chairman, after being reappointed by Deal, had truly recused himself from an investigation of the governor’s campaign finances.

Taxes, loans were reported subjects of feds’ Deal investigation

Taxes, loans were reported subjects of feds' Deal investigation
December 8, 2011 --

Federal prosecutors were reportedly investigating tax and loan issues regarding Gov. Nathan Deal as recently as June, newly disclosed documents show. References to the federal inquiry, and details on a state investigation of Deal’s campaign finances, are revealed in a case file recently closed by Georgia Inspector General Deron Hicks.

Dec. 7

December 7, 2011 --

Environmental group blasts DNR board Court rules for transgender editor at GA Legislature Indicted ex-Gwinnett commissioner files for bankruptcy Inappropriate downloads found on Clayton school board member’s computer

Pardon applicants benefit from friends in high places (like Jack Kingston)

Pardon applicants benefit from friends in high places (like Jack Kingston)
December 6, 2011 --

Dale Critz Jr. had millions riding on his bid for a presidential pardon. Scion of a prominent family in Savannah, Critz was poised to inherit the luxury car dealerships his grandfather had built. But Critz’s past blocked his way. Years earlier in Florida, he pleaded guilty to a felony for his part in a scheme to falsify loan documents for low-income car buyers. The conviction could have prevented him from owning the family business. So in late 2000, Critz embarked on a campaign for forgiveness, enlisting the help of Republican Rep. Jack Kingston, a family friend, Georgia neighbor, and regular recipient of political donations from Critz and his family.

Dec. 5

December 5, 2011 --

Suspended APS leader has new job, old salary

Dec. 4

December 5, 2011 --

CAPCO investment law gets another shot Augusta YDC ranks high in misconduct, altercations

Dec. 3

December 3, 2011 --

Angel Food Ministries leaders indicted

Dec. 2

December 2, 2011 --

Lobbyist to lead Georgia’s top environmental agency Sociology professor cleared once before of UGA punishment Savannah State settlement: Personal fouls Unemployment bill may violate federal law

Dec. 1

December 1, 2011 --

Ex-Cobb EMC head trying to get charges tossed Morrow police chief’s pay suspended after investigation

Nov. 30

December 1, 2011 --

Report: Officers felt ATL mayor’s bro got special treatment Ex-Fulton jailer pleads guilty to corruption charges Douglasville residents question crosswalks to nowhere Alpharetta officers reprimanded over handling of alleged child attack