Here’s some info I received on Casey Cagle…

1. If you check his December 1998 campaign disclosure, you will find $800 missing from his report. On one page he clearly lists a subtotal of $3,950 in contributions, but only gives a total of $3,150.

That wouldn’t be important. Except, in July 2000, Mr. Cagle has to refile his reports to settle an Ethics Commission Complaint. (Missing information)

When he files the amended report, he does not correct the mistake. In fact, who ever writes the figure seems to have a little problem writing it clearly. They’ve drawn over the numbers several times.

2. IF, and this is a big if, Cagle mixes his campaign checking account with his business checking account or his personal account, he has spent this money without any accounting for how it was spent.

3. Cagle may have an interest bearing checking account. If so, he is keeping the interest from his Senate campaign account as personal income.

4. Cagle was the Chairman of the Board, Southern Heritage Bank, in December 1998 and July 2000. If a bank teller had made this type of error, they would have been terminated.
I don’t know if this is election changing information, but it was e-mailed to me so I wanted to put it out there and get your thoughts on it.

38 comments

  1. Mad Dog says:

    Looking at your “emailed information” and comparing it to the 1998 disclosures, original and amended, the orginal has the hand written numbers scrubbed over.

    The amended disclosure is neatly written.

    Kind of embarassing for the Chairman of the Board … TWICE got his numbers wrong. Once after an Ethics Violation.

    At least Andre put forward ‘hard’ information and not allegations.

    Too bad our ethics laws have no teeth.

    Too bad our next Lt. Governor has already had an ethics violation.

  2. Jeff Emanuel says:

    Andre, I have no info on whether this is correct, damning, or anything else. However, the “IF” and the “MAY” make the tip look both speculative and unsubstantiated.

    That being said, I’m listening. Put it up when you’ve got more.

  3. Jack S says:

    that’s it? that’s all? some silly typo on a disclosure report?

    We’re dealing with part time legislators asked to be super accurate accountants? that’s it?

    Let’s talk about Jim Martin. represents midtown Atlanta for 20 or 30 years? the gayest part of America aside from San Fran and Boston?

    He supports gay marriage. he supports increasing taxes. He did a horrible job at DFACS and DHR (admittedly he had little support from either governor). Admittedly he’s apparently a nice guy, but he’s a radical liberal. I’m all for him getting elected in Massachussetts or Vermont but here?

    Does anybody here think that a guy who thinks tax increases, the life of a tree is more important than the life a child, and degrading marriage to pander to homosexuals are good policy has any business being the second highest elected official in this great state? this is Georgia, thank the good Lord. ain’t gonna happen.

    And we’re nit picking over some hand written descrepancy on a report?

    Please.

    Martin is dead. this race was over on August the whatever day it was the runoff was over. Cagle will be LG. Reed people will hopefully move to Utah and drink some purple kool aid and our whole state will be much better off for it!!!!!

  4. Mad Dog says:

    I worked over six years for a bank. A hundred dollars here, five hundred dollars there, eight dollars …

    No, you don’t get to make a hundred dollar error without answering to the board. Or an eight hundred dollar error without the bank pulling a cash audit of all tellers (if a branch, just all the tellers of the branch).

    Banks have work standards that are pretty high for employees.

    Are we “nitpicking over some hand written descrepancy on a report?”

    No, this links to the Foley scandal.

    Somebody knew about this little “accounting error” and has kept quiet for 8 years.

    Did the Foley disclosures make a guilty concious confess?

    Will Cagle get asked a few questions at the “ball for sprawl?” Or, is that the jig is up, Boss?

    It seems keeping quiet isn’t the right thing to do… or is it?

    I just love asking rhetorical questions.

  5. Fiddes says:

    I’m convinced. This could very well signal the demise of the Republic. Andre, thank you. I’m telling my friends and family to immediately head for the most remote parts of the State as we await the Rapture due to this revelation.

  6. rugby_fan says:

    who cares if Martin is liberal or Cagle is conservative?

    I am sure we all have enough intellectual ability to debate whether or not someone’s policies are good or bad without releying on trite philosophies of liberals are acceptable but not in Georgia or that conservatives are the root of all evil et al, et al, et al.

    The case could be made, as a matter of fact, that liberalism is what allowed Georgia to develop into the southern leader that she is today.

  7. Brian from Ellijay says:

    Heard Cagle has a 12 point lead on the radio today, think it was commissioned by the AJC-not a 100percent sure though.

  8. Mojo says:

    Jack S,

    I’m in agreement with you, I’d take a crook over a radical liberal any day of the week. I mean, what is a crook going to do other than abuse his/her position at the expense of the people for their own material gain, but a radical liberal, well, you do know that they consort with homosexuals and communists. It’s true. Keep preaching, brother.

  9. Larry says:

    Andre this may not be election changing but with Cagle’s past problems in this area it is enough to push my vote over to the Martin side.

  10. atlantaman says:

    Congratulations you’ve uncovered the political story of the decade: An 8 year old, $800 disclosure error from a man who is worth millions of dollars. My favorite line from this ace detective work was the implication that he placed the $800 in a personal checking account so he could personally profit from all that interest…which is about $19 a year.

  11. debbie0040 says:

    Jack S, what you are saying is that Cagle doesn’t need or want Reed supporters votes.

    Cagle has not won this election yet and the more you Cagle people keep bashing Reed and his supporters, the less likely it is that Reed supporters will vote for Cagle. They will either not vote or vote Libertarian.

  12. rugby_fan says:

    Jack S, what you are saying is that Cagle doesn’t need or want Reed supporters votes.

    Nope, he’s saying he doesn’t want *your* type.

    debbie, every poll that has come out has shown Cagle is undamaged by the primary, that GOPers are voting for Cagle, and that you are wrong (again).

    This is prediction number five (or so) that you have gotten wrong on this election. Give it a rest

  13. larry smith says:

    Debbie, time to let go … Ralph lost resoundingly. And, it’s not like both sides didn’t trade plenty of shots. I seem to remember Ralph airing a TV ad saying that Casey illegally profited from public service.

    The difference is that a handful of Reed supporters are still bitching and moaning about it while Casey’s people are apparently adult enough to get over it. What do you want, a box of chocolates and some flowers along with a nice note?

    Reality check — Jim Martin is an extreme liberal. Tax increases, partial birth abortions, welfare for illegals, gun control; you name it, he’s bad on conservative issues.

    Do you want this guy to be the #2 constitutional officer in Georgia?

  14. Mojo says:

    larry,

    “Tax increases, partial birth abortions, welfare for illegals, gun control; you name it, he’s bad on conservative issues.”

    I take it you actually have evidence that shows he supports or voted in favor of these topics.

  15. Mad Dog says:

    Mojo,

    Facts don’t matter to conservatives.

    Conservatives are still linking Iraq to 9/11, Iraq to al Qaeda, and HUGE STOCKPILES of WMD to Saddam et al.

  16. Mad Dog says:

    I just saw the thread, What’s on your Sonny Do List.

    I think the Governor just scratched one item off.

    “Get even with Cagle for the O’Neal disclosure.”

  17. larry smith says:

    Of course I have evidence. And, I think if you asked Jim, he’d proudly tell you why he took those positions. The guy’s a liberal who’s actually not afraid to say he’s a liberal .. kind of refreshing.

  18. debbie0040 says:

    Larry Smith and Rugby Fan, Jack S said, “Martin is dead. this race was over on August the whatever day it was the runoff was over. Cagle will be LG. Reed people will hopefully move to Utah and drink some purple kool aid and our whole state will be much better off for it!!!!!
    If that is not a slam against Reed supporters what is?

    I have said I was voting for Cagle because he is the nominee but it does no good for you guys to keep bashing Reed or his supporters.

    The polls also show Cagle can not penetrate the 50% mark nor is it a good sign for 25% to be undecided at this point.

  19. GeorgiaBoy says:

    #2 and #3 are nothing but assumptions. If you have info to prove otherwise, lets see the documentation. An $800 error from 10 years ago? Is that really a big deal considering all of the more recent stuff. You try to paint a picture of some sort of pattern of behavior when it is probably error in copying the info. Not all errors on a disclosure are with intent you know.

  20. Mad Dog says:

    Georgia Boy,

    I don’t think so are called assumptions. They’re not allegations, eithers.

    It’s called speculation.

    What is the more recent stuff on Cagle?

  21. rugby_fan says:

    Debbie, yet again you are mistaken, the only RR supporters who are not desirable are those such as Philly and yourself who continue to be wrong and make rank and file GOP look bad.

    The reason CC hasn’t broken 50% and 25% are undecided is because this is a down ticket race. No one knows who these two people are.

    Ill tell you what debbie, I promise to take you to any fine, high class eating establishment in Atlanta if CC loses because a stastically significant number of RR supporters abstain their vote from CC. Unlike your meal pledges, I shall keep this one, were it to come true.

  22. Philly says:

    Well since my name was invoked, I will jump in.

    Rugby Fan, with all the ads Cagle ran during the Primary, people do know who he is. Look at the money he spent on tv, radio and mailers. There was no contested GOP Primary Governor’s race. All the attention was on the Lt. Governor’s race. It is rather humerous that you would make that statement.

    Larry Smith, in answer to your statement, “Reality check — Jim Martin is an extreme liberal. Tax increases, partial birth abortions, welfare for illegals, gun control; you name it, he’s bad on conservative issues.

    Do you want this guy to be the #2 constitutional officer in Georgia? ”

    Yes. I prefer Martin over Cagle. After all, the GOP State Senate removed the powers form the Lt. Governor’s office. He is nothing more than a figurehead.

    A message needs to be sent that we will not tolerate the type of campaign Cagle ran.

    Cagle has had ethical shortcomings. Remember him puffing up his campaign report ? He also increased his wealth a great deal while in office.

    Cagle has proven he will lie when it serves him.

  23. Demonbeck says:

    Philly,

    You have been eating those scuppernongs too early. You have to wait for them to ripen or they are going to continue to be sour.

    Hey, shouldn’t you be out pasting “Sonny Lied” stickers to lawn signs anyway?

  24. Fogle says:

    “A message needs to be sent that we will not tolerate the type of campaign Cagle ran.”

    Too clean and not enough Abramoff links?

    “However, the “IF

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