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January 08, 2013

Scott Gessler investigation: Ethics Commission denies dismissal request

The attorneys for Secretary of State Scott Gessler, who is accused of misusing state funds, have said there are many reasons why the case should be dismissed. The Independent Ethics Commission disagrees, voting yesterday to reject the dismissal requests. That means the investigation will continue -- but Gessler maintains that the complaint against him is nothing more than an unjust attack.

In October, Colorado Ethics Watch, an advocacy group that has closely scrutinized the Republican Secretary of State, accused Gessler of using public dollars to go to partisan events in Florida. The group has also alleged that Gessler, Colorado's chief election officer, may have unlawfully flushed out his remaining discretionary funds at the end of the fiscal year without offering receipts for reimbursements.