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Sept. 14

September 14, 2011 --

DOT says it’s not withholding road building money Critic: Sen. Stoner’s support of light rail a conflict Cobb County’s fiscal management questioned Herman Cain campaign concealed gay aide’s role in Iowa, ex-staffer says

Aug. 11

August 11, 2011 --

Graves & Rogers’ attorney blames bank for loaning them $$$ Fulton DA denies having conflict in APS cheating case Federal regulator rejects request for Cobb EMC probe

April 8

April 8, 2011 --

Cobb EMC case generates $10M+ in legal fees UGA: No explicit process to discipline for harassment Conflict for judge in SCLC case?

Oct. 16

October 17, 2010 --

Politics, alleged conflict at center of charter school funding case Ethics panel calls for sanctions against several educators

Oct. 14

October 14, 2010 --

Barnes claimed tax breaks on house he didn’t own Nathan Deal lobbied AG, EPD for landfill Nathan Deal answers ethics questions Is DeKalb CEO disregarding budget cuts? N. Ga. judge involved in campaign conflict? Ga. board of education delays adopting ethics policy model Barrow Co.’s HR director quits, drops complaint Oconee commission backs ethics ordinance

Finalist for DeKalb housing chief could have a conflict

Finalist for DeKalb housing chief could have a conflict
September 26, 2010 --

The DeKalb County Housing Authority — already beset with questions about gifts of money or services from vendors — may be about to hire another vendor as its next executive director. If Eugene P. “Pete” Walker Jr. becomes DeKalb’s new public housing chief, he will oversee the job performance of his current employer, Mercy Housing Southeast, a non-profit paid to manage several of the authority’s properties. He’s currently Mercy’s president. Walker, one of three finalists for the housing job, also runs Millennium Development Partners, a for-profit company that does financial and bond consulting for the housing authority. Read on…

Report: 2 ethics attorneys ran private practice on state’s time

Report: 2 ethics attorneys ran private practice on state's time
July 15, 2010 --

Two attorneys for the State Ethics Commission improperly used public resources to operate their private law practice, Inspector General Elizabeth Archer has found. Attorneys Yasha Heidari, who resigned in April, and Tom Plank used state-issued computers to research clients’ cases and abused sick leave, she said, and they created a potential conflict by representing a business operated by a man who offers his services as a lobbyist, a profession regulated by the ethics commission. UPDATE: The Ethics Commission said today it will implement the inspector general’s recommended remedies immediately and will “take appropriate action” after reviewing the findings regarding Plank.

May 9

May 9, 2010 --

Stimulus aids few GA bridges Conflict in DeKalb school role, exec post? Roswell rescinds DUI arrest quota Most Cobb school candidates favor ending vacation-day perk Ethics complaint filed against Forsyth commissioner

Aug. 23

August 23, 2009 --

Agreement with state benefits Deal’s firm Imperial officials say turf conflict slowed safety efforts before Port Wentworth fire