Attorney General launches investigation of Governor's Office
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Attorney General launches investigation of Governor's Office

Date: November 16, 2007
By: Courtney Cox
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: Missouri's Attorney General has launched an investigation to look into the Governor's office. Courtney Cox has more from the state capitol.

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The dispute over records continued at the capitol today as Attorney General Jay Nixon launched an investigation of the Governor's office.

Nixon announced the independent investigation team would be lead by former state highway patrol superintendent, Colonel Mel Fisher.

The goal of the investigation is to determine if the Governor's office has violated Missouri's reconrds retention and Sunshine laws.
 
Scott Holste, Nixon's spokesman, said the investigation was spurred by multiple sources.

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Description: "Our office has received credible information that brings into question whether the governor and the administration have been following the law and that's why this special investigation is necessary."


The findings of the investigation will be made public upon completion in mid-January. 

The launch of this investigation comes the same day as the governor's announcement to seek a permanent e-mail retention system.

Nixon is set to challenge Blunt for the governor's seat in next year's election.

From the state capitol, I'm Courtney Cox.