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Trial in Ga. ethics commission lawsuit delayed

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Gov. Nathan Deal (FOX 5 file) Gov. Nathan Deal (FOX 5 file)

By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY
Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) - The trial in the lawsuit of a former state ethics commission employee alleging retaliation for investigating complaints against Gov. Nathan Deal has been delayed.

Judge Constance Russell granted a continuance Friday after hearing from attorney Ed Buckley, who said three key witnesses are unable to testify because of medical issues.

Assistant Attorney General Kelly Campanella also asked the judge to quash a subpoena calling Deal to testify. Campanella says the governor doesn't have firsthand information pertaining to the case, and the judge is expected to rule later.

Sherry Streicker is the former deputy at the ethics commission. She claims commissioners eliminated her position and cut her boss's salary as they were seeking approval to issue subpoenas in the investigation of Deal's 2010 campaign reports.

Commissioners have denied wrongdoing.

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