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Did automated audits replace Georgia’s ethics auditors? Nope.

Did automated audits replace Georgia's ethics auditors? Nope.
March 28, 2012 --

Former state ethics official Rick Thompson says Georgia doesn’t need all the auditors and investigators it once had because auditing of politicians’ financial disclosures is now automated. This would seem to refute some of my recent findings about weak ethics enforcement in Georgia.

Except, of course, that it’s not true.

May 6

May 6, 2011 --

Ga. Natl Guard officer out amid questionable bonuses Price-gouging laws not in effect after tornadoes Cobb overspending for public defenders Olens: Sunshine violations widespread Lawyer: Court bars man in Muslim attire Cities focus on police audits in suit with Fulton Co. AG asked to probe East Point board

Aug. 11

August 11, 2009 --

Audits shine harsh light on Ga. bank failures Cobb school board to vote on transparency options Jekyll Island residents find proposed land leases unattractive

ATL auditors: Too many cops downtown?

May 15, 2009 --

Atlanta police may be overstaffed on downtown patrol beats and understaffed in south and west Atlanta, a recent city audit suggests. Auditors looked at patrols in each of the department’s six zones and compared the length of “blackout” periods — the times when all patrol officers are tied up on a call — to assess […]