Kalberman Sues Ethics Commission; Claims Termination Based On Attempt To Investigate Governor

June 13, 2012 11:04 am

by Charlie · 16 comments

For those who thought Stacey Kalberman would go away quietly after having her salary cut and then her “resignation accepted” when she protested, they are now welcomed back into reality.  Kalberman has filed suit in Fulton County Superior Court against the Ethics Commission, Holly LeBarge, and Patrick Millsaps for wrongful termination.

According to her complaint:

Between March and May of 2010, Kalberman became aware of three third-party complaints made against a gubernatorial candidate (the ‘candidate’) concerning his campaign’s compliance with the Georgia Campaign Finance Act,” the complaint states.

“The candidate had reappointed Millsaps to his position on the commission.

“The commission’s investigation revealed troubling irregularities with the candidate’s campaign financial disclosures.”

After the candidate’s counsel ignored her request for documents, Kalberman says, she prepared draft subpoenas for the commission’s review.

Kalberman says she discussed the subpoenas with Millsaps at least four times and told him that “the candidate’s campaign had possibly violated campaign contribution limits on many occasions.” But she says Millsaps asked her to keep the matter in “strict confidence” and refused to sign the subpoenas.

The complaint states that at no point did Kalberman actually resign, and accuses Millsaps of spreading “false rumors to the press and to the public”.

Kalberman is seeking damages under the Georgia Whistleblower Act, and seeks compensation for intentional infliction of emotional distress.

AMB June 13, 2012 at 11:40 am

Watch out fan. Here **it comes.

Blake June 13, 2012 at 1:05 pm

Nuts, the courthousenews.com link is currently dead, and so is another one from today also about Kalberman. Weird.

Blake June 14, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Awesome, the link is live again.

CobbGOPer June 13, 2012 at 1:06 pm

Deal should have offered her a judgeship to go away. Seems like it helped with his federal case.

Calypso June 13, 2012 at 1:28 pm

**snicker**

Bridget June 13, 2012 at 1:33 pm

Cue attacks on Kalberman’s intelligence, work demeanor, and social behavior in 3…2…1…

Ed June 14, 2012 at 8:30 am

Kalberman is a dumb, incompetent socially-awkward bureaucrat.

Calypso June 14, 2012 at 8:36 am

Ed, you fail. Bridget said, 3…2…1…

You’re almost 19 hours too late.

Dave Bearse June 13, 2012 at 11:09 pm

Transparency law and funding is working as intended. The transparency of the handling and disposition of 2010 campaign complaints 1.5 years after their filing proves it.

greencracker June 14, 2012 at 7:40 am

Kalberman is a woman who would give clear, knowledgable answers to legal/rules questions, or else go find the clear, knowledgable answer and relay it.

Three Jack June 14, 2012 at 9:58 am

Good for Kalberman, it’s about time somebody exposed Raw Deal as the ignorant crook most know him to be. Recall!

Bull Moose June 14, 2012 at 10:04 pm

How one politician has gotten away with so much corruption over so many years is beyond belief.

Karma is eventually going to catch up with him and it ain’t going to be pretty.

seenbetrdayz June 15, 2012 at 9:25 am

Well, if I recall, we knew about the shadiness before Deal even set foot in the governor’s office. Some folks decided to vote him into office anyway, and some of those folks act like this is surprising.

CobbGOPer June 15, 2012 at 10:07 am

Those folks who voted for him are the ones that basically will need to see Nathan Deal live on television stealing candy from children before they’ll believe he might be crooked.

And even then they might say it’s special effects.

rightofcenter June 15, 2012 at 10:35 am

It’s amazing the power that a Republican governor has over a Democratic Justice Department. (That’s sarcasm, by the way.) You Deal-haters must really be dismayed that he has turned out to be a very effective and well-liked governor, both inside and outside of the Gold Dome. Deal with it.

Blake June 18, 2012 at 1:31 pm

What does the “Democratic Justice Department” have to do with anything?

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