ND Senate rejects reimbursing attorney fees for officials after audit

State News

N.D. Legislature (file photo)

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s Senate has defeated a bill that would have reimbursed several officials who hired attorneys after they were caught up in criminal investigations resulting from 2019 state audits.

The reimbursements would have only applied if a criminal probe did not result in a conviction.

The legislation would have reimbursed former Commerce Commissioner Michelle Kommer and former Commerce Senior Manager Holly Holt, as well as three North Dakota State College of Science leaders, including President John Richman.

The five officials submitted claims for reimbursement after criminal probes launched in the wake of critical audit findings that the state auditor forwarded for investigation.

No criminal charges resulted.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Recent Videos

FNF pt. 1

FNF Pt 2

The Meeting Space

KX Convo: Tigirlily

Friday, February 26th, 2021 - KX Storm Team Evening Forecast - Dave Holder

New England Growing

Black History Wrap-Up

Thank a Resident Day

KX Storm Team Full Evening Forecast w/Tom Schrader 2/26

Wrigley Stepping Down

Drug Bust

Year in Parks

Music Program

Food Program

Therapy Services

Calls for Resignation

Amber's Friday Morning #OneMinuteForecast 2/26

A pattern shift just in time for the weekend

FURRY FRIDAY FEB 26

More Video

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss

KX News Trending Stories

Latest Stories

More Local News