Judge Considering Sanctions Against State Attorney General’s Office

25 August 2014

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 heard arguments today 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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