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 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 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.