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Ethics complaint against Palin aides by McLeod

From the Associated Press --

A longtime critic of Sarah Palin has filed an ethics complaint alleging past aides of the former Alaska governor misused state resources during her run as the Republican vice presidential candidate.

Andree McLeod filed her complaint Friday with the state attorney general's office. Five other ethics complaints filed by McLeod against Palin or her staff have been dismissed and another is pending.

In the latest grievance, McLeod maintains eight staffers in the former governor's office violated the Alaska Executive Branch Ethics Act by using state time, property and resources to benefit the campaign of presidential hopeful John McCain and running mate Palin.

Judy Bockmon, an assistant attorney general and the state's ethics attorney, says ethics complaints being investigated are confidential and she cannot comment on their status or whether they even exist.

(Read the complaint, with attached e-mails here.)

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