Bottoms' campaign finances investigated

State's ethics oversight arm probes 'campaign staff' payments

Keisha JoeffJoeff Davis/CL fileMayoral candidate Keisha Lance Bottoms has com under the state's microscope because of questionable campaign expenses, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Stefan Ritter, head of the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission, said Wednesday that Bottoms' camp had logged multiple hefty payments to unspecified "campaign staff." The total of those expenses, some of which were for more than $5,000, was upwards of $180,000."

Bottoms chalked up the lack of detail on her campaign finance reports to bad bookkeeping, which she said would be amended soon.

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