Lawsuit accuses state auditor of violating Iowa’s open records law
DES MOINES, Iowa (KCRG) - Iowa’s state auditor is the subject of a new lawsuit.
Rob Sand is accused of violating open records laws and using his office for political gain.
The Kirkwood Institute claims the auditor’s office was wrong to make that accusation.
It says he refused to hand over documents about its communications with a reporter and liberal blogger.
The State Ethics Board later cleared the governor of any wrongdoing.
Sand is now accusing the nonprofit organization of political bias.
In a statement, he wrote: “This lawsuit comes from the same attorney who wrote a baseless legal attack about me prior to the 2018 election.”
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