Sarah Palin unlawfully abused her power as governor by trying to have her former brother-in-law fired as a state trooper, the chief investigator of an Alaska legislative panel concluded Friday. Investigator Stephen Branchflower, in a report by a bipartisan panel, found Palin in violation of a state ethics law that prohibits public officials from using their office for personal gain. The panel of lawmakers voted to release the report before the presidential election, although not without dissension.
Palin Abused Power, Alaska Inquiry Finds
The Associated Press
October 13, 2008