Report slams foes of Pebble mine prospect

Posted: Sunday, June 07, 2009

The staff report of the Alaska Public Offices Commission details multiple violations of state campaign law.

It also recommends maximum fines and suggests the commission consider sending the case to the state Attorney General's Office for a criminal investigation.

The findings stem from a complaint brought in March by the two companies trying to develop the proposed copper and gold mine, along with the Anchorage-based Resource Development Council, a pro-business group.

According to the report, almost 90 percent of the $2.9 million that Alaskans for Clean Water used to push Ballot Measure 4 came directly or indirectly from Anchorage money manager Bob Gillam.

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