A woman who says she was fired from her position at the State Ethics Commission of Georgia when she raised concerns about staff attorneys working for their private firm on state time and using state resources has filed a whistleblower suit against the agency and its director, Stacey D. Kalberman.

A complaint filed in Fulton County Superior Court last month says that Jennifer Ward, the agency’s former human resources and budget director, complained to former Commission Director Rick Thompson that staff attorneys Thomas E. Plank Jr. and Yasha Heidari had also been using commission computers and search-record accounts to conduct business for their firm, Heidari & Plank.

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