Ethics panel OKs continuing Gessler probe, mulls legal defense fund
Rejecting arguments it had no jurisdiction in the matter, the Colorado Ethics Commission on Monday unanimously voted to carry on with an investigation into Secretary of State Scott Gessler's use of public funds.
But the commission didn't take action on an unusual request from Gessler — that he be allowed to set up a legal defense fund to help pay his attorney costs related to a criminal investigation of his spending.
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May 22, 2013
The Colorado Independent (John Tomasic) Witness list submitted by the Secretary of State includes the name of a private accountant alongside the names of many of the top office holders in the state. Read More ›
May 07, 2013
The state's ethics commission voted 3-2 Monday to allow Secretary of State Scott Gessler to establish a legal defense fund to fight potential criminal charges over whether he used taxpayer money to attend a partisan event. Read More ›
April 25, 2013
The Independent Ethics Commission has released the report of its independent investigator on the Scott Gessler complaint.