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Monday July 6th, 2015 11:46AM

Carter seeks new probe of Deal ethics complaints

By The Associated Press
ATLANTA (AP) -- Democrat Jason Carter is calling for an independent investigator to review the handling of ethics complaints against Gov. Nathan Deal that were at the center of three lawsuits filed against the state ethics commission.<br /> <br /> Carter, who is running against Deal in November, made the request in a letter Wednesday to Attorney General Sam Olens. The complaints date back to the 2010 campaign, and Deal was cleared of any major violations by the commission.<br /> <br /> Since then four former commission employees have claimed retaliation for work investigating the Deal complaints, and a jury sided with one of them in April. The state has decided to settle with the other three.<br /> <br /> Deal's spokeswoman Jen Talaber says there is no connection to the governor's office and Carter is "playing politics" with the letter.
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