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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December 17, 2014
Associated Press (Nicholas Riccardi) A Colorado business group on Tuesday said it would back out of a lunch with the state's new attorney general after questions were raised about it winning the meal at an auction. Read More ›
December 10, 2014
The Colorado Independent (Tessa Cheek) The Colorado Supreme Court yesterday ended a multi-year battle over campaign finance rules that pitted Secretary of State Scott Gessler against nonprofits Colorado Ethics Watch and Common Cause when the justices declined to accept Gessler’s appeal. Read More ›
December 16, 2014
A planned hearing will go forward tomorrow after a federal judge declined to block prosecution of a campaign… Read More
December 08, 2014
Today, the Colorado Supreme Court denied Secretary of State Scott Gessler's review of a Court of Appeals decision… Read More