Sen. Josh McKoon: board members abused power

Sen. Josh McKoon: board members abused power

(WTVM) - After being cleared of wrongdoing by the Attorney General's office, Georgia State Senator Josh McKoon is speaking publicly for the first time.

Muscogee County School Board members claimed that McKoon and local attorney Frank Myers threatened to withhold state funding from the school district if they didn't allow other law firms to compete for the board's legal services.

We were told today by McKoon that he wants an apology from school board officials after he was cleared by the attorney general's office on Friday.

He told us that he had not been contacted by any of the parties who made the accusations against him. Specifically, McKoon named board chair Rob Varner, John Phillips, John Wells, AJ Senior and Beth Harris as the members set the investigation in motion.

"It is time for those who instigated this review to be called to account for causing the expenditure of thousands of taxpayer dollars to examine their meritless charges," said McKoon.

We reached out to school board members involved with the investigation today.

Board member Beth Harris told us Monday afternoon that she was disheartened with the GBI findings and would address them at press conference that is scheduled for today at the public education center. That conference was later cancelled.

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