Alabama Ethics Commission Votes

Oct 3, 2019

The Alabama Ethics Commission has voted to refer a complaint against Montgomery Sen. David Burkette to the Montgomery County District Attorney for review.

A local media outlet reports it was not immediately clear Wednesday what the complaint entailed, or when the alleged offense occurred.

Burkette's attorney declined to discuss the allegations saying Sen. Burkette looks forward to the opportunity to show that he has not committed any crime or intentionally violated the law.

Montgomery District Attorney Daryl Bailey said the attorney general’s office will handle the issue. A spokesman for the Alabama Attorney General’s office said he was unable to answer questions about the case Wednesday.

Burkette, who served on Montgomery City Council from 2007 to 2018, was elected to the Alabama Senate last year.

The Alabama Ethics Commission reviews complaints against elected officials. If it finds probable cause that an ethics violation occurred, it refers the complaint to the attorney general or the appropriate district attorney.