Jim Walls over at Atlanta Unfiltered writes about an ethics complaint lodged against Senator Don Balfour (R-Snellville) alleging that he has “violated his oath of office by filing false requests for mileage reimbursements.” The ethics complaint, filed by a Lawrenceville resident on March 15th, states:
Senator Don Kenneth Balfour improperly submitted expense reports claiming mileage from his primary residence in Snellville to Atlanta. The attached Committee Expense Voucher #73620, which Donald Kenneth Balfour signed and certified as true and correct on the 28th of September, 2011, stated he had driven to Snellville every day he conducted public business within that reporting period. Attached to this complaint are documents showing Donald Kenneth Balfour was clearly out of the State of Georgia on some of the same days he claimed mileage reimbursement.
These are clear and convincing facts that Donald Kenneth Balfour has violated his oath of office and Georgia law. This fact and his disclosed year-round rental of a condominium in Atlanta paid for by his PAC require further investigation as to the validity of all of his mileage reimbursement claims to and from his residence in Snellville, GA.
Atlanta Unfiltered also took an in-depth look at his 123 committee days, $29K downtown condo rental, and mileage reimbursements.