Decatur Schools Attorney says AG hid document

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 19, 2014
City Schools of Decatur Attorney Bob Wilson. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

City Schools of Decatur Attorney Bob Wilson. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

City Schools of Decatur attorney Bob Wilson is calling out state Attorney General Sam Olens for not turning over a memo that alleged Gov. Nathan Deal’s staff tried to tamper with an ethics investigation in 2012.

In the memo, state Ethics Commission Director Holly LaBerge said that Deal’s office tried to quash ethics charges against the governor stemming from his 2010 campaign, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

According to WSB-TV, attorneys representing the whistleblowers never got that memo and didn’t know it existed. WSB-TV said few attorneys have been willing to publicly criticize Olens for not turning the document over. Wilson, however, didn’t mind a bit.

“This attorney general has championed himself as one of open government, open records, transparency,” Wilson told WSB-TV. “He should have produced this document.”

Prior to entering private practice, Wilson spent 12 years as the District Attorney for the Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit and before that he was the Chief Public Defender of DeKalb County. In addition to representing City Schools of Decatur, Wilson’s firm also represents the city of Avondale Estates and the city of Decatur.

Here’s the video of Wilson’s interview with WSB-TV:

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