Mayor Lee in clear

MAYOR Andrew Lee has been cleared by the South Australian Ombudsman of any wrongdoing following an investigation into his business dealings as part owner of Rymill Coonawarra.

Allegations surfaced last January that Mr Lee had used a taxpayer-funded business trip to China to conduct his own business negotiations.

It was alleged Mr Lee met with Gang Ye, a Chinese businessman who later became his partner in the purchase of Rymill Coonawarra, during a State Government funded Shandong Business Mission in April 2016.

While conceding Mr Lee had “walked a very fine ethical line”, the ombudsman found “no evidence” he had committed misconduct by

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