AJC – Georgia has a new ‘unleashed’ ethics watchdog group

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William Perry on Wednesday announced the launch of Georgia Ethics Watchdogs, which he said will “shine the light on public officials who cross the line” by filing complaints when state ethics laws are violated.

Perry was forced out as head of the Georgia chapter of Common Cause last month, a move he said was triggered by the organization’s recent shift to a more muscular stance on policy issues. It came after what critics described as a purge of conservative-leaning members earlier this year.

Perry will form what he calls a “strategic partnership” with former Atlanta Journal-Constitution investigative editorJim Walls, who runs the for-profit AtlantaUnfiltered.com, by focusing attention on the stories that Walls digs up. Walls said Wednesday he’ll start with a 26-part series to begin later this year called “Georgia’s Ethics Loopholes from A to Z.”

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