Alabama Attorney General under investigation by feds

By Elizabeth Gentle - bio | email
Posted by Dana Franks - email

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Federal prosecutors investigating state Attorney General Troy King have subpoenaed records about his travel, purchases and any gifts he might have received while in office.

The investigation first became public in March, when former employees were called to testify before a grand jury. News sources have been told prosecutors are looking into whether King used his office to investigate opponents of political allies and whether he violated the state's ethics laws.

Feds have subpoenaed records, documents and records in the attorney general's office related to King's travel --whether that travel was for official business or not -- along with all cell phone records, phone messages, credit card purchases and his schedule.

The subpoena is also asking for all correspondence and communication related to lobbyists and companies, along with records from the Department of Public Safety.

King's staff continues to stand behind their claim that King has not been accused of any crime. His office staff said they are cooperating with the supoena.

When WAFF 48 News asked Gov. Bob Riley to comment on the allegations against King, he said, "Until there is an acusation out there, I don't know know what subpeanas are about. I'd rather not comment."

The investigation itself is being conducted by the US Attorney's Office in Birmingham.

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