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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April 17, 2014
The Daily Caller (Greg Campbell) A Colorado ethics commission charges five times what is allowed by law for copies of records obtained under the state open records act. Read More ›
April 15, 2014
The Colorado Independent (John Tomasic) Colorado’s ethics commission has been the subject of intense accusations of partisanship over the last two years as it weighed allegations of improper spending on the part of two of the state’s highest officeholders, one Republican and one Democrat. Read More ›
April 02, 2014
This decision will expand the influence of a few large money donors over the federal candidates and political… Read More
March 21, 2014
Today, Colorado Ethics Watch filed a complaint with the Colorado Independent Ethics Commission (IEC) against Elbert County Commissioner… Read More