An independent investigator has found evidence that Governor Sarah Palin may have violated ethics laws by using her position to seek money for legal fees. The report reveals that that there is reason to believe that Palin used or attempted to use the Alaska Trust Fund, which was set up by supporters, to fund her legal defense (the former vice presidential candidate has said in the past that she owes $500,000 in legal fees from multiple ethics complains against her).
Palin’s friends and supporters created the Alaska Fund Trust in April, limiting donations to $150 per person. The report for the state Personnel Board recommends that the governor refuse to accept payment from the defense fund, and that the complaint be resolved without a formal hearing before the board. Most of the 19 ethics complaints against Palin have been dismissed. (Associated Press)
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