Gov. Deal documents altered, former ethics employee says

Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013 7:23 AM
Last updated 7:05 PM
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ATLANTA — A former Georgia ethics commission computer specialist says he altered and removed dozens of documents in a case involving the governor.

John Hair tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and WSB-TV he removed and condensed documents from the file for the investigation into complaints accusing Gov. Nathan Deal of misusing campaign funds in the 2010 election.

The newspaper previously reported Hair said in sworn testimony he was fired after refusing a request from commission executive secretary Holly LaBerge to remove another document earlier this year.

Attorneys for Deal and LaBerge disputed Hair’s claims.

Hair says he doesn’t know the details of the documents because he didn’t examine them closely, but he believes they included financial information.

The commission imposed a $3,350 penalty on the governor, considerably less than the $70,000 originally recommended.

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GACopprhed
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GACopprhed 10/09/13 - 07:48 am
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Another fine Republican,
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Another fine Republican, upstanding, moral, and definitely a great governor for the state of Georgia.He's right up there with Mark Sanford, but greed is his "soul-mate".

nocnoc
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nocnoc 10/09/13 - 08:44 am
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Lets make a Deal

No fan of mine.

I have not forgotten the slippery way he handled the
ASU/MCG GRU Name change.

Now I am wondering if any of the deleted documents had any GRU relationships attached.

Or if a certain Local Colleges presidents name or pro-GRU names were on any documents?.

faithson
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faithson 10/09/13 - 09:12 am
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if you get away with once, (congressional inquiry)

you probably think you can do it again...

dahreese
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dahreese 10/09/13 - 09:43 am
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Could we suppose that there
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Could we suppose that there is enough in this to warrant an editorial or editorial cartoon from the AC?

(Not that I expect it).

fedex227
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fedex227 10/09/13 - 02:16 pm
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Of course there is.
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Expect to see that editorial on Nov 5th 2014.

dahreese
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dahreese 10/09/13 - 04:03 pm
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"Expect to see that editorial
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"Expect to see that editorial on Nov 5th 2014."

Are you expecting to see a change in editorial leadership by then?

TrukinRanger
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TrukinRanger 10/09/13 - 05:48 pm
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and the 6th, 7th, 8th, ...
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and the 6th, 7th, 8th, ...

KSL
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KSL 10/10/13 - 03:22 am
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You guys have been so beaten up by O's antics

I don't blame you for jumping on this. Actually, I wouldn't blame you at all for jumping on this.

dahreese
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dahreese 10/10/13 - 09:50 am
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"You guys have been so beaten
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"You guys have been so beaten up by O's antics."

It's not that we've been beaten up so much by O's antics.

It's that we are aware of and capable of discussing other things, unlike the usual conservatives who post on here.

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