facebook
twitter
search
search

Indicted Georgia state senator to be suspended

Nov. 13, 2013 at 2:59 PM

ATLANTA, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- A Georgia state senator charged with fiddling his expense accounts and theft will be suspended while he awaits trial, Gov. Nathan Deal said Wednesday.

Deal agreed to follow a state panel's recommendation on Sen. Don Balfour, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. At a short hearing Wednesday morning, Balfour's lawyers argued he can still do his job while under indictment while the state Attorney General's Office requested suspension.

Balfour, the longest-serving Republican in the Georgia Senate, represents a district just northeast of Atlanta.

Related UPI Stories
Topics: Nathan Deal
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Minnesota dentist says he regrets killing Cecil the lion
At least 2,000 migrants in France try to enter Channel Tunnel to England
Islamic State militants repelled in counter-attack on Ramadi university
Rep. Mark Meadows seeks ouster of John Boehner as speaker
Florida man accused of Islamic State-inspired attack at beach