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July 22

July 22, 2011 --

GDOT employee accused of accepting bribes Report finds no impropriety in Gwinnett schools’ land purchases State asked to halt tax-supported scholarships for private schools ATL ethics officer resigns to take job with GA Supreme Court

Evidence flimsy in probe of ethics attorneys

Evidence flimsy in probe of ethics attorneys
August 16, 2010 --

Headlines trumpeted state Inspector General Elizabeth Archer‘s latest findings a few weeks back: “State’s ethics lawyers blasted for outside work.” “State attorneys ran private firm on public time.” “Moonlighting Ethics Commission lawyers violated state policies.” But look closer at Archer’s investigative files, as I did, and you’ll find fairly flimsy evidence behind some of her conclusions. Some “findings” are artfully worded to suggest impropriety without explicitly saying so. Not only that, there’s no sign that her office informed one of the attorneys of a key issue or asked for an explanation.

Dec. 13

December 13, 2009 --

DeKalb school official faces question of impropriety Is Cargill plant an environmental steward or neighborhood polluter? Ethics case stalks Eric Johnson’s campaign Complaints against insurers rise Law on honest student testing sought ‘Climate of fear’ at Macon City Hall?