Ethics Commission: Valeska committed minor ethics violations.
The Alabama Ethics Commission ruled Wednesday that 20th Judicial Circuit District Attorney Doug Valeska committed two minor ethics violations.
The ruling followed a closed-door meeting held in Montgomery. The story was first reported by Dothan Eagle’s Lance Griffin.
The ethics hearing came as a result of a complaint filed by Assistant District Attorney Andy Robinson who left the employ of Valeska’s office three years ago. He alleged that the veteran prosecutor coerced members of his staff to perform personal deeds for him.
Valeska could be fined up to $1000 for each violation. His penalty will likely be announced later this year. He made no immediate comment.
Valeska, who has been district attorney since 1987, represents Houston and Henry Counties.
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