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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.

Dec. 1

December 1, 2010 --

Fulton DA sees ‘clear-cut’ evidence of APS cheating Clayton schools security chief indicted on bribery charge Former Tybee Island cops guilty in teen Tazing Ray McBerry accuses blogger, Henry County mom of libel DeKalb schools, ex-contractor blame each other for trial delays FCB Financial under state, federal oversight

Nov. 11

November 11, 2010 --

Schools use jobs money to end furloughs, pay bonuses Title IX complaint filed against Henry County DeKalb officer’s role in crash questioned Perdue appoints panel to review Kenerly indictment Gwinnett superintendent avoids ethics investigation Study: Politics deters growth in DeKalb School boards get road map from state on ethics Columbus Parks & Rec manager faces […]

Oct. 26

October 26, 2010 --

Gwinnett grand jury: Bannister resigned to avoid indictment More DeKalb school board candidates have arrest records Henry County says legislator owes taxpayers $25K DeKalb County faces $1.9M legal bill

June 24

June 24, 2010 --

Someone’s lying: Witnesses back off testimony against Troy Davis Fulton Commissioner Riley sues ethics board Competition is good for everything — except the Ga. ballot Arora no longer representing indicted ex-DeKalb schools’ COO Wieland Homes settles discrimination suit Cobb school board chair: ‘Nothing done illegally’ Brunswick chief fired for misleading mayor, city manager Citizens: Henry […]

March 26

March 26, 2010 --

State high court rejects request to bar death penalty Opinion: Turn up the heat on ethics reform Opinion: Ralston sounds retreat on ethics reform & lobbyists Second arrest made in Henry County bribery case Opinion: Tammany Hall South thrives at Dougherty Co. school board

Feb. 8

February 8, 2010 --

18 of UGA’s 20 highest-paid got raises in 2009 Henry County pays police chief’s nephew $4M for training site Former Coweta deputy accused of violent behavior Macon ‘grossly underestimating’ rain-related sewage spills

Ex-speaker’s tax payment stemmed from 2007 embezzlement case

Ex-speaker's tax payment stemmed from 2007 embezzlement case
September 11, 2009 --

Former House Speaker Terry Coleman left elective office three years ago, but he says he still can’t close out his campaign fund until he can unload property given as restitution for embezzlement by a former employee. Former staffer Candice Lynn Sheffield pleaded guilty to theft in 2007 and agreed to pay $173,257 in restitution. She gave his campaign an 11-acre tract in Henry County to settle the debt, but Coleman had to pay back taxes on the land in May or risk foreclosure. Coleman disclosed the tax payments last week.

Ex-House speaker pays $3,758 tax bill with campaign funds

Ex-House speaker pays $3,758 tax bill with campaign funds
September 9, 2009 --

Former Georgia House Speaker Terry Coleman used $3,758 in left-over campaign funds to pay a property tax bill in Henry County. Coleman’s latest campaign disclosure, filed Friday evening, shows he made the payment May 14. State law forbids using campaign money for personal benefit. Taxes are generally regarded as a personal expense.

DeKalb County was DC lobbyist’s highest-paying client

DeKalb County was DC lobbyist's highest-paying client
May 7, 2009 --

DeKalb County was already lobbyist Patricia Daley’s best client when county commissioners voted last week to raise her pay. Daley’s firm charged $80,000 a year for her services when she started working Capitol Hill for DeKalb in 2001, federal records show. Her annual fee climbed to $120,000 in mid-2006, more than any of her other […]