Ethics commission cut ties to chief after one month on job | www.myajc.com

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Feb

Ethics commission cut ties to chief after one month on job | www.myajc.com

Georgia’s troubled ethics commission decided Friday that it would rather pay the guy it just hired to run the agency not to come to work.

The commission unanimously voted to cancel Robert Constantine’s deal with the agency less than two months into a planned four-month stint.

Kevin Abernethy, the commission’s chairman, would only say Friday that the commission voted “to conclude Mr. Constantine’s services effective today” and that he would be paid the full $16,000 in his original agreement. Constantine started working for the agency in January. “The commission thanks him for his service,” Abernethy said in a statement.

The chairman would not say why Constantine was let go.

Attempts to reach Constantine for comment Friday were unsuccessful.

William Perry, executive director of Common Cause Georgia, said, “The drama continues and this thing is playing out like ‘As the Commission Turns.’

“It’s really not a laughing matter, and each twist and turn leaves you scratching your head. We just hope at some point this agency will begin serious work to restore the public trust.”

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