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January 14, 2013

Suthers backs Gessler effort to set up personal criminal defense fund

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Colorado Attorney General John Suthers’ office this week made what’s sure to be a controversial decision to officially support Secretary of State Scott Gessler’s effort to establish a legal defense fund. The fund would host contributions from private donors willing to cover costs tied to a Denver District Attorney criminal investigation into reimbursements Gessler charged to his office for alleged unofficial expenses.

The Attorney General’s decision came in the form of a letter (pdf) sent Tuesday from Assistant Attorney General Matthew Grove to the state’s Independent Ethics Commission. The Commission is considering whether or not such a fund would violate state anti-corruption laws.