Stacey Abrams under investigation by new state ethics head

Georgia News

ATLANTA (WSAV) – Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams is the subject of a newly launched ethics investigation.

The director of the state ethics commission plans to subpoena bank records from her 2018 campaign and groups that raised money to help her.

Abrams’ nonprofit could also face IRS tax violations. Her campaign managed to raise more than $27 million during her run for governor.

Director David Emadi, who started on the job Monday, said the commission investigated complaints lodged against Republican Brian Kemp’s gubernatorial campaign and found no sustainable allegations.

The director also said the ethics commission has active investigations into complaints against “all” candidates who ran for mayor in 2017 in Atlanta, including Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms.

Meanwhile, Abrams’ campaign vowed to fight the “false accusations with every available resource.”

Abrams has yet to announce official plans for 2020, though she is considering a run for president.

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