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Chris Riley (left), chief of staff to Gov. Nathan Deal and a founding member of HRPW Investments, a Gainesville partnership that owns an airplane. Deal’s private business, Gainesville Salvage & Disposal, also was a co-owner of the plane through its subsidiary, North Georgia Aviation. Riley later dropped out of the partnership but was the pilot of the plane when it carried Deal throughout the state during his successful 2010 campaign for governor.