ATLANTA (AP) – The new director of Georgia’s state ethics commission says he plans to subpoena bank records from Democrat Stacey Abrams’ nationally watched but unsuccessful 2018 campaign for governor.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports David Emadi said Thursday that he expects the commission to soon issue subpoenas of Abrams and political groups that raised money to back her.
Emadi, who donated $600 to Abrams’ Republican opponent, Brian Kemp, did not discuss specifics of the investigation.
Abrams’ former campaign manager, Lauren Groh-Wargo, said they worked diligently to ensure compliance with the law and accused Emadi of launching a partisan attack.
The commission is tasked with collecting campaign contribution and personal finance disclosure reports and investigating potential violations.
Abrams’ campaign raised a record $27.6 million during her run.
Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com
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