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Deal endorsement of ethics chief followed her memo of being pressured

Less than a year after Georgia's ethics commission director said she felt pressured to make complaints against Gov. Nathan Deal "go away," the governor wrote a letter recommending her inclusion in the elite Leadership Georgia program.

The governor wrote the recommendation despite the fact that he's said he doesn't really know the ethics commission's executive director, Holly LaBerge.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution obtained a copy of the recommendation a week after it reported that text and email messages between LaBerge and Deal's chief of staff, Chris Riley, showed the two engaged in lighthearted banter around the time LaBerge claimed to have been pressured to settle Deal's cases in July 2012.

Read more: http://www.myajc.com/news/news/state-regional-govt-politics/deal-endorsement-of-ethics-chief-followed-her-memo/ngqhX/

 

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