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Wed May 27, 2020, 07:15 PM

John Hickenlooper must testify in ethics hearing, commission rules [View all]

Source: Denver Post

John Hickenlooper must testify in his ethics trial, whether it takes place in person or remotely, Coloradoís Independent Ethics Commission ruled Wednesday.

The former Colorado governor and current Democratic U.S. Senate candidate threatened last week not to show up to the hearing if it isnít held in person, citing issues of due process.

A dark-money group called the Public Trust Institute accused Hickenlooper in 2018 of violating Amendment 41 of the state Constitution, which prohibits state employees and officials from accepting gifts worth more than $53 per year. The Public Trust Institute was formed just before the accusation and is led by Frank McNulty, a Republican former Colorado House speaker.

The ethics commission conducted a yearlong investigation into some flights Hickenlooper took during his last year as governor.

Read more: https://www.denverpost.com/2020/05/27/hickenlooper-ethics-hearing-colorado-senate/



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