According to records obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution through an open records request, the Office of Congressional Ethics and the U.S. House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct have inquired about Deal’s 20-year business arrangement with the state that earned his company $1.5 million from 2004 through 2008. One e-mail said a subpoena would be issued in the probe.
Deal, who represents a portion of Gordon County, and a business partner had held a no-bid agreement with the state to provide a facility for the state’s inspection of vehicles that were junked and then rebuilt.
Deal is currently running for the Republican nomination for governor.
State Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ranger, is one of a number of republicans seeking to win the nomination to run for Deal’s 9th Congressional District seat.