rain
Saturday February 23rd, 2019 1:57AM

Georgia's ethics chief resigns amid probe into computer use

By The Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) — The director of Georgia's ethics commission is stepping down two months after being accused of misusing his state-issued computer.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the commission accepted Stefan Ritter's resignation on Friday.

Commission Chairman Jake Evans wouldn't describe the allegations against Ritter. But he says Ritter will be paid three months' salary as part of a settlement.

The settlement also means that Ritter can't sue the commission after being forced out.

Ritter had been the commission's chief since 2015 and was praised for helping cut down on the agency's backlog of cases.

He called the allegations against him "untrue" in January, but stepped down part-way through the investigation.

No replacement has been named yet.

The agency is charged with collecting campaign finance reports and registering lobbyists, among other things.

___

Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com

  • Associated Categories: Local/State News, Associated Press (AP), AP Online - Georgia News, AP Online Headlines - Georgia News
© Copyright 2019 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
AP sources: Prosecutors probing Enquirer after Bezos report
The National Enquirer's alleged attempts to blackmail Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos could get the tabloid's parent company and top editors in deep legal trouble
4:53PM ( 8 minutes ago )
Funeral, memorial planned for longtime Rep. John Dingell
A funeral and a public memorial will be held next week to honor former Rep. John Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress in U.S. history
4:42PM ( 19 minutes ago )
'Veep' star Julia Louis-Dreyfus no fan of Trump
'Veep' star Julia Louis-Dreyfus doesn't know who she will support for president, but is sure she'll be opposing President Donald Trump
4:41PM ( 21 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
Atlanta officer charged in wreck that led driver to lose arm
An Atlanta police officer has been indicted on charges including reckless driving in a wreck that caused another driver to lose an arm
8:57AM ( 4 weeks ago )
AP Online - Georgia News
AP Online Headlines - Georgia News
AP sources: Prosecutors probing Enquirer after Bezos report
The National Enquirer's alleged attempts to blackmail Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos could get the tabloid's parent company and top editors in deep legal trouble
4:53PM ( 9 minutes ago )
Funeral, memorial planned for longtime Rep. John Dingell
A funeral and a public memorial will be held next week to honor former Rep. John Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress in U.S. history
4:42PM ( 20 minutes ago )
'Veep' star Julia Louis-Dreyfus no fan of Trump
'Veep' star Julia Louis-Dreyfus doesn't know who she will support for president, but is sure she'll be opposing President Donald Trump
4:41PM ( 22 minutes ago )
Arizona wants care unit where patient was raped to stay open
Arizona is contesting a long-term care facility's decision to shut down the unit where an incapacitated woman was raped and later gave birth
4:40PM ( 22 minutes ago )
US peace envoy says talks with Taliban far from finished
The Trump administration's peace envoy for Afghanistan says negotiations with the Taliban have a long way to go to achieve peace
4:39PM ( 23 minutes ago )