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Rep. Dale Rutledge (HD 109)

Rep. Dale Rutledge (HD 109)
November 6, 2016 --

Nov. 6, 2016 — Dale Rutledge, running an ethics-based campaign against a House incumbent, lodged a complaint against himself in 2012. It cost him $975.

The complaint said he had donated and the campaign had spent about $7,200 before filing the necessary paperwork. Looking further, investigators found he also failed to report three $1,000 contributions in the weeks before the July 2012 primary.

In 2015, Rutledge signed a consent order with the state ethics commission and paid a $975 fine to resolve the case.

Ponzi schemes: McDonough lawyer to prison, Hoschton broker pleads guilty

November 5, 2009 --

Federal prosecutors announced action in two unrelated Ponzi schemes this afternoon: Former McDonough attorney Steven H. Ballard, 53, was sent to prison for five-plus years for a scam that netted more than $1 million, and former Hoschton mortgage broker Edward William Farley, 47, pleaded guilty to fraud charges involving more than 150 victims and $20 million in losses. Farley will be sentenced in February. Read the news releases…