The federal inquiry into allegations of wrongdoing involving the awarding of contracts for Missouri fee offices has ended. And, the conclusion is that there was no wrongdoing. The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas says that while a U.S. Attorney’s Office usually does not comment on or even confirm the existence of an investigation unless formal charges result, this matter has received substantial publicity. U.S. Attorney Bud Cummins says it is important to disclose that at no time were indictments sought or returned. Furthermore, Governor Matt Blunt was at no time a target, subject, or witness in the investigation. Blunt’s spokesman Spence Jackson calls the allegations and the ensuing probe a witchhunt and suggests the whole thing was politically motivated.
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