Associated Press Release
ATLANTA (AP) -- A panel appointed by Georgia's governor will meet to determine whether an indicted state lawmaker should be suspended.
The panel is set to meet Friday to review charges against Rep. Tyrone Brooks, an Atlanta Democrat. The hearing is open to the public.
Brooks was charged last month in a 30-count federal indictment with mail fraud, wire fraud and filing false tax returns. He has pleaded not guilty.
Gov. Nathan Deal last week appointed the Democratic minority leaders of the House and Senate, Rep. Stacey Abrams and Sen. Steve Henson, to the panel. By law, the panel also includes Attorney General Sam Olens, a Republican.
The panel has to consider whether the indictment relates to Brooks' public office and whether it adversely affects the public.
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