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The Fulton County Ethics Board has placed its yearlong investigation of County Commissioner Lynne Riley on hold, after her attorney filed a last-minute lawsuit challenging the board’s jurisdiction. Board chairman Donald P. Edwards said the six complainants against Riley deserve swift resolution, and the board prides itself on speedy, sound decision-making. In this case, he said, “Commissioner Riley has been an exception to that expeditiousness.”
Doug MacGinnitie reported income of less than $25,000 last year, but that was still enough to buy a $2.2 million home in Sandy Springs.
After getting the silent treatment for nearly a year, the Fulton County Ethics Board wants Commissioner Lynne Riley to answer charges that she’s not acting in the best interest of county citizens.
Fulton County’s tax commissioner. He earns a base pay of $124,105, but also pockets $200,000 in additional fees from Atlanta, Sandy Springs and Johns Creek for collecting those cities’ taxes, according to Richard Belcher’s excellent report on WSB-TV.