Closings underway in ethics commission trial
April 04, 2014 10:30 AM | 484 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
ATLANTA (AP) — Closing arguments are underway in the trial of a lawsuit filed by the former Georgia ethics commission director, who alleges retaliation for investigating complaints against Gov. Nathan Deal.

Both sides finished calling witnesses Thursday evening. Both sides will deliver closing arguments Friday morning. The case is expected to go to the jury by midday.

Former commission executive secretary Stacey Kalberman claims commissioners cut her salary and eliminated her deputy's position as she was seeking approval to issue subpoenas as part of the agency's investigation of Deal's 2010 campaign reports and financial disclosures.

Commissioners have denied any wrongdoing. Deal has said he wasn't involved. The governor was later cleared of major violations in the ethics probe and agreed to pay $3,350 in administrative fees.



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