12:54 pm July 28, 2010, by Staff reports
A state official who met with then-U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal about a lucrative contract the Republican politician had with state of Georgia was the target of a recent federal grand jury subpoena.
The grand jury wanted records and testimony from Georgia Revenue Commissioner Bart Graham in June, according to documents obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution through the Georgia Open Records Act.
Toward the end of his congressional career, Deal had been the target of an ethics investigation over his business dealings with the state. Deal, , now a gubernatorial candidate facing a runoff, has said he did nothing wrong and that he acted as a public servant and not in an attempt to protect his own interests.
Deal’s attorney, Randy Evans, said his client has not been subpoenaed and is not the subject of an investigation. Read more.
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