Last updated 12:17PM ET
October 20, 2017
WOUB Local News
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Hunter says he's done nothing unethical
(WOUB) - Former Athens City Law Director Garry Hunter says he has done nothing wrong and published reports suggesting possible unethical behavior are over-blown.

Hunter told W-O-U-B News that he does not represent University Estates and cut his ties with the development company after an objection by City Law Director Pat Lang.

Lang acted after an overture that the two attorneys meet to discuss past dealings between the city and the company.

Hunter says the proposed meeting would have been for the purpose of simply informing Lang about the history of a legal settlement that Hunter negotiated as Law Director.

Lang has said Hunter should not work for University Estates on city issues because of a state rule that prohibits this for 12 months after leaving office.

Sharing the information was not done when Lang took over, according to Hunter, who says the two had no transition discussion.

Lang - a Democrat - defeated Hunter - a Republican - last November.
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