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Report: GA governments have weak nepotism rules

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ATLANTA (AP) - Local governments in metro Atlanta have hired at least 770 relatives of current employees during the last three years.

An investigation by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (http://bit.ly/1sSYiwN ) raises questions about whether rules designed to prevent nepotism are adequate or enforced.

Gwinnett County lets one elected official be the boss of his own girlfriend. An Atlanta city councilman votes on government spending that funds the paychecks of his brothers and sisters

Many more family members were already on government payrolls. The newspaper's review found that 1,700 employees of six governments appear to live together. Most share the same last names.

Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com

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