Judge mulling sanctions related to GA ethics trial

Judge mulling sanctions related to GA ethics trial

A judge is deciding whether to sanction the Georgia attorney general's office, the state ethics commission and the commission's director for not releasing certain documents in a whistleblower trial.

ATLANTA (AP) — A judge is deciding whether to sanction the Georgia attorney general's office, the state ethics commission and the commission's director for not releasing certain documents in a whistleblower trial.

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Ural Glanville on Monday heard arguments from all sides on a request for sanctions by former ethics commission head Stacey Kalberman. Glanville says he'll make a decision by next week.

Kalberman earlier this year won a whistleblower case claiming retaliation for investigating complaints against Gov. Nathan Deal. She now argues lawyers for the state should have turned over emails and a memo showing communication between her replacement and Deal's aides.

An attorney representing the attorney general's office argued the state's lawyers acted correctly and reasonably in the Kalberman case.

 

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