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Georgia state Sen. Don Balfour acquitted

...mileage and expense reimbursement from the state and will return to his Senate duties.The Fulton County jury found Sen. Don Balfour not guilty of all 18 felony counts against him. The Snellville Republican was indicted in September on charges of making...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-12-19/georgia-state-sen-don-ba
Georgia state Sen. Don Balfour indicted

ATLANTA -- A grand jury has charged state Sen. Don Balfour with illegally claiming legislative expense pay and double-billing the state and his private employer for the same expenses...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-09-27/ga-state-senator-indic
State Ethics panel finds cause in Don Balfour case

...committee initiated its own investigation into the matter and announced it will seek to negotiate a settlement with Sen. Don Balfour, the chairman of the powerful Rules committee. The Snellville Republican has served in the Senate since 1993."Many...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2012-06-01/state-ethics-panel-finds
Southern transplants are welcome

ATLANTA - At first, state Sen. Don Balfour couldn't understand why other Georgia lawmakers were...Number of legislators: 236 Transplants: 27 (Sen. Don Balfour, the chairman of the Senate Rules Committee, was born...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/11/25/met_25795.shtml
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Acquitted Georgia senator asks state to pay legal fees

...and expense reimbursements is asking the stateto pay his client's legal fees.Ken Hodges, an attorney for Sen. Don Balfour, sent a letter Monday to the Geor gia Department of Ad min is tra tive Services seeking reimbursement for nearly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-02-04/acquitted-georgia-senator-ask
Guns, medical marijuana oil among issues Georgia lawmakers addressed on busy final day of session

...the clock ticked on the session. Any legislation not approved by midnight automatically failed for the year.Sen. Don Balfour, R-Snellville, said most residents would find the testing requirement reasonable."They get drug tested when they...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-03-21/guns-medical-marijuana-oil-am
Suspended Ga. lawmaker to go to trial next month

...state pay is set to stand trial next month after his lawyer filed a request for a speedy process.The trial for Sen. Don Balfour, R-Snellville, is scheduled to start in Fulton County Superior Court on Dec. 16. A grand jury indicted Balfour...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2013-11-26/suspended-ga-lawmaker-go-trial-next
Across the region

...begins for Georgia lawmakerATLANTA - Prosecutors and defense attorneys offered different descriptions of state Sen. Don Balfour on Monday: he either intentionally claimed false reimbursements and other money from state government or was a dedicated...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2013-12-16/across-region
Georgia lawmakers enjoy last of free football tickets

...I attended the season opener," Shafer said. "The face value of my ticket was $12."Georgia Tech gave Sen. Don Balfour, R-Snellville, a $50 ticket to an Aug. 31 game, according to spending reports.Old habits die hard. Finally...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-09-14/georgia-lawmakers-enjoy-
New bill expected as Georgia lawmakers revive effort to expand gun rights

...gun violence" without infringing on the Second Amendment.The Senate provided the only drama of the day when Sen. Don Balfour, R-Snellville, rose to speak for the first time since his acquittal on criminal charges that he submitted bogus...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-01-13/new-bill-expected-georgi