Savannah attorney Gary Wisenbaker (R-Donor) pleaded guilty in Federal Court today because he ” defrauded his clients out of more than $50,000.”
WJCL has the story here. He just ran for state house in Chatham County and lost. Republican governor Sonny appointed him to the Georgia Student Finance Commission . His term expires in 2014. Can someone who plead guilty in federal court sit on this board? Better question is should he?

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2 Responses to The continuing education of ethics and honesty from GAGOP

  1. Gunner says:

    I already knew the answer just like the having the question whirling around in my head…thanks though!!!

  2. Steve says:

    O.C.G.A. § 45-2-1

    The following persons are ineligible to hold any civil office; and the existence of any of the following facts shall be a sufficient reason for vacating any office held by such person; but the acts of such person, while holding a commission, shall be valid as the acts of an officer de facto, namely:

    (3) Any person finally convicted and sentenced for any felony involving moral turpitude under the laws of this or any other state when the offense is also a felony in this state, unless restored to all his rights of citizenship by a pardon from the State Board of Pardons and Paroles;