That lib’ral AJC is at it again, daring to print stories about John Oxendine and his continuing trouble with the State Ethics Commission. Seems they just won’t leave the fact that he appears to have illegally laundered over $120,000 in illegal campaign contributions through a bunch of Alabama PACs.
In the subpoenas, the commission demands that the State Mutual Insurance Company and the Admiral Life Insurance Company produce correspondence, documents, e-mails “or any other forms of communication” between company officials and 10 Alabama political action committees.
The subpoenas also requests banks records, including copies of checks, wire transfers and bank statements, regarding any payments made by the insurance companies to the PACs that gave a combined $120,000 to Oxendine’s campaign.
Georgia’s Ethics-in-Government Act prohibits officials from taking money directly from companies they regulate. The law also prohibits funneling money through PACs to get around contribution limits of $12,200 per candidate in a normal election cycle.
I can only assume that Ox was tired of Nathan Deal getting all the earned media over ethics issues. We’re glad to see Ox back fighting for what is rightfully his: Negative earned press.