Thursday, March 21, 2013
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Gwinnett Daily Post
LAWRENCEVILLE -- Gwinnett's district attorney is looking into the county-reimbursed expenses of a former commissioner, after a newspaper investigation.
Former Commissioner Mike Beaudreau, who left office at the end of the year, was found to have sought reimbursements of nearly $23,000 during his two terms in office. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that some of the expenses may not have involved county business.
This is the second time District Attorney Danny Porter has looked into the expenses, since political activist Joe Newton filed a complaint during last month's election.
"We are looking into the expenses to determine whether or not all of them were for county business and whether the expense sheet signed under penalty of law was true," Porter told the Daily Post.
The investigation is being conducted by a new chief investigator Porter hired this year specifically to look into increased complaints of government corruption since two commissioners have been arrested in the past several years.
Attempts to reach Beaudreau were not immediately successful.