Former Georgia Insurance Commissioner Before Ethics Commission

A former Georgia insurance commissioner is finally having his day before the state ethics commission.

John Oxendine’s case has been sitting on a desk waiting to be heard for about 10 years now.

The complaint was filed against him back in 2009. There is a long list of allegations. He’s accused of taking more campaign contributions than allowed from a Georgia insurance company, that he illegally took campaign money for his personal use, and that he never returned around a half million dollars of money given to his failed campaign for Governor.

Some charges have been dismissed, others have been amended.

Oxendine was first elected Insurance Commissioner in 1994 and became the first Republican to serve in that post.  He left office in 2010.