Monday 4:13am
September 22, 2014
Currently 69°F
Posted: Saturday, January 11th 2014 at 7:31pm

Ethics Commission lawyer on administrative leave

By The Associated Press
EMAIL STORY CONTACT EDITOR PRINT
click to enlarge
Ga. State Capitol
ATLANTA (AP) -- The lawyer for a state ethics commission attorney says she is on administrative leave.

Brian Sutherland says his client, Georgia ethics commission staff attorney Elisabeth Murray-Obertein, is addressing a medical condition while on leave. He said in a brief statement to The Associated Press that he can't comment further because of the sensitive and private nature of medical concerns.

Ethics commission chairman Kevin Abernethy told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Murray-Obertein was placed on the administrative leave, but he would not comment further.

Murray-Obertein is a key witness in a pair of lawsuits focused on the commission's handling of 2010 ethics complaints against Gov. Nathan Deal.

Separately, Murray-Obertein is set to appear before a federal grand jury next week to produce commission documents related to the Deal complaints.


Associated Categories: Local/State News, Politics

© Copyright 2014 AccessNorthGa.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.


  • Click here
  • Click here
  • Click here
  • Click here
  • Click here
0.062082
icon
69°F
Gainesville, GA 30501
Partly Cloudy
Wind: West 6 mph
Dew point: 67°F