November 09, 2012

Scott Gessler says he’s innocent as Ethics Commission begins investigation

In the News

Amid the chaos of election-day preparation this week, news broke that Secretary of State Scott Gessler, Colorado's chief election officer, is facing both criminal and ethics investigations for allegedly misusing public dollars for personal trips. We now have more details on the process of the Independent Ethics Commission, which could lead to some kind of censure of Gessler if it determines that he violated the law.

In October, Colorado Ethics Watch, a good-government group, requested that the District Attorney's office and the Independent Ethics Commission launch investigations based on documents it unearthed through Open Records requests.