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ADIVISORY OPINION NO 2012-03 Summary of Request From: Commission Staff The Advisory Opinion Request seeks clarification regarding the proper application of the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Act to factual situations involving campaign expenditures for attorney’s fees associated with the defense of a candidate for statewide office. Specifically, the request seeks additional guidance from the Commission regarding the treatment of legal fees paid from a campaign for a Georgia candidate for legal fees from a federal investigation that arose from conduct that occurred when the candidate was in federal office.

Summary of Request From: Commission Staff
The Advisory Opinion Request seeks clarification regarding the proper application of the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Act to factual situations involving campaign expenditures for attorney’s fees associated with the defense of a candidate for statewide office.

Specifically, the request seeks additional guidance from the Commission regarding the treatment of legal fees paid from a campaign for a Georgia candidate for legal fees from a federal investigation that arose from conduct that occurred when the candidate was in federal office.