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Tuesday, December 1, 2009 - 7:24pm

Pressure Mounts for Richardson

Updated: 4 years ago.
House Speaker Glenn Richardson reportedly will step down. (photo courtesy Ga. House of Representatives)

House Speaker Glenn Richardson faces a new call for an ethics investigation after his ex-wife accused him of having an affair with a lobbyist.

Susan Richardson's claim comes just weeks after Richardson revealed that he tried to commit suicide.

In an interview with WAGA-TV in Atlanta, she said she knew of the affair and provided e-mails between her ex-husband and the lobbyist. The lobbyist was working for Atlanta Gas Light at the time.

The alleged affair was the subject of a 2007 ethics investigation that was later dismissed for lack of evidence.

House Minority Leader DuBose Porter said yesterday that Susan Richardson's claims "confirm what we knew all along."

Richardson said earlier he had no plans to step down as speaker.

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