Gov. Nathan Deal spoke to reporters Wednesday after an ex-ethics commission computer specialist told local media outlets he was asked to alter and remove dozens of documents in a case involving the governor. The former employee says he didn't examine the documents closely, but he believes they included financial information.
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is blasting accusations that his inner circle tampered with a wide-ranging investigation into his use of campaign money. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution published a report suggesting that Deal's choice to lead the state ethics commission conspired with the governor's aides to make the case go away. It ended in a settlement last year.
State Sen. Mitch Seabaugh has been fined $2,500 to settle accusations that he violated Georgia's campaign finance rules. Commission investigators said campaign disclosure forms from the Sharpsburg Republican seemed to show that he repaid himself $21,000 more than he loaned his campaign.