Ethics commission lawyer on medical leave
by The Associated Press
January 12, 2014 12:21 AM | 586 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
ATLANTA — 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 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.

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