As The Ethics Commission Turns

A few weeks back, the Georgia Ethics Commission placed its attorney, Elisabeth Murray-Obertein, on leave for allegedly drinking on the job. Now, she’s been fired.

The AJC reports that the Ethics Commission voted to terminate her employment on Tuesday, and Murray-Obertein’s lawyer is not happy.

“We are disappointed in the commission’s decision to take this course of action,” Murray-Obertein’s lawyer, Brian Sutherland, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “Ms. Murray-Obertein is considering her options.”

The move is significant because Murray-Obertein is a witness in a federal investigation into the handling of alleged ethics violations by Governor Deal’s 2010 campaign. Both she and commission director Holly LaBerge were subpoenaed in mid-December.

The story also reports that Lisa Dentler, the commission’s office manager, will resign effective February 7th.


  1. Joseph says:

    How many staffers will that leave at the Commission? Perfect time to be without top leadership (contested primary season).

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