DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Independent Ethics Commission has agreed to appoint an outside investigator to review its ethics probe of Secretary of State Scott Gessler.
According to the Denver Post, Gessler says the independent investigation ordered Monday is necessary because of bias on the part of the agency's executive director.
The ethics commission last year launched an investigation following allegations Gessler improperly used state funds for political purposes.
He is accused of using the money for a trip to a Republican lawyers' meeting and a trip to the Republican National Convention. He's also accused of taking reimbursements from an office expense fund without submitting receipts.
Gessler says the investigation is politically motivated.
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