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Wednesday May 6th, 2015 5:31AM

Ethics commission case goes to jury

By The Associated Press
ATLANTA (AP) Jurors are considering a lawsuit filed by the former Georgia ethics commission director, who alleges retaliation for investigating complaints against Gov. Nathan Deal.

The case went to the jury around midday Friday after closing arguments and three days of presentation of evidence and testimony from witnesses.

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.

Former commissioners have said the personnel actions were motivated by budgetary concerns. 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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