Subpoenas related to Ga. gov's ethics complaints

By By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY

ATLANTA (AP) — Two people with knowledge of the case say two employees of the state ethics commission have received federal grand jury subpoenas seeking documents related to ethics complaints involving Gov. Nathan Deal.

A person with direct knowledge of the case told The Associated Press the commission's executive secretary, Holly LaBerge, received a subpoena Wednesday. The AP obtained a copy of the federal grand jury subpoena for staff attorney Elisabeth Murray-Obertein from a person familiar with the case. The two individuals spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the case publicly.

Deal's attorney says the inquiry does not involve the governor. LaBerge declined comment, as did Murray-Obertein's attorney.

Former commission staffer John Hair also told the AP on Wednesday that he, too, had received a subpoena.

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