State Ethics Commission Hires Attorney

December 19, 2013 15:27 pm

by Tim Darnell · 3 comments

As Georgia’s five member state ethics commission faces federal scrutiny, the board on Thursday decided to hire an attorney to help it carry out its daily functions.

According to the AJC, the commission has hired Robert Constantine, a former administrative law judge with the worker’s compensation board.

As Peach Pundit reported Wednesday morning, the commission called a hastily-arranged meeting for Thursday where they discussed retaining a receiver.

This is the first time that an outsider has taken control of all — or even parts — of the agency’s operations.

Commission chair Kevin Abernethy was quoted in the AJC as saying Constantine would be paid $4,000 a month between January and May, to help ready the commission for the 2014 campaign season.

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