Ex-ethics chief seeks sanctions against AG, others

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ATLANTA (AP) -- Lawyers for the former head of the state ethics commission is asking a judge to sanction the Office of the Attorney General and others for failing to turn over documents in her lawsuit claiming retaliation for investigating complaints against Gov. Nathan Deal.

Attorney Kim Worth filed the motion for sanctions Friday on behalf of Stacey Kalberman, arguing the failure to turn over texts and emails between Kalberman's replacement and Deal's top aides are a "manifest injustice and fraud upon the Court."

A spokeswoman for Attorney General Sam Olens told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution "our attorneys acted professionally and appropriately in turning over every responsive document that our client provided to them."

A jury sided with Kalberman, awarding her $700,000 in damages. Deal has said he wasn't involved in commission business.

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