Ethics complaint against Palin aide dismissed

Posted: Friday, September 04, 2009

ANCHORAGE - An ethics complaint against a top aide of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has been dismissed as lacking merit.

The complaint, dismissed last week by Deputy Attorney General Craig Tillery, alleged that former press secretary Bill McAllister worked on state time to benefit Palin's interest during and after her quest as the GOP vice presidential candidate.

A report from the state Department of Law recommending dismissal of the complaint concluded no evidence was found that state ethics law was violated.

The grievance was among six filed by Anchorage resident Andree McLeod against Palin or her staff. Five have been dismissed and one is pending.

McLeod calls the latest dismissal "yet again, morewhitewash."

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