$20,000 in sanctions issued in Georgia ethics case
September 03, 2014 03:31 PM | 1368 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
ATLANTA (AP) — A judge has sided with attorneys for the former head of the Georgia ethics commission who claimed the attorney general's office and the commission's current director failed to turn over key documents in her lawsuit against the state.

Judge Ural Glanville on Wednesday issued sanctions of $10,000 each against the attorney general's office and the current director of the state ethics commission, determining they should have turned over emails and texts between the director and top aides for Gov. Nathan Deal and a memo documenting the communications.

Earlier this year, former commission director Stacey Kalberman won her lawsuit claiming retaliation for investigating complaints against the governor. Lawyers for the attorney general's office had argued they were unaware of the emails and texts and determined the memo didn't qualify for discovery.

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