Ethics panel says it will pursue ex-insurance commissioner

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia ethics officials say they will continue to pursue allegations of wrongdoing against former state Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine. The state ethics commission voted Monday to reject part of a judge's ruling that found the state had waited too long to take action. Oxendine is accused of illegally using campaign funds from his failed 2010 gubernatorial campaign to buy a house and lease cars. The commission accepted Judge Ronit Walker's ruling that it can’t pursue Oxendine for accepting $120,000 in bundled contributions. Walker found state law only covers penalties for donors, not recipients.

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