Office of Alaska’s Governor Up for Sale

Sarah Palin is Unethical- Another Ethics charge …..Lucky 13

Integrity of Governor Palin's Office Up for Sale

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, April 27, 2009 – Eagle river resident Kim Chatman has filed an ethics complaint against Governor Palin for creating a legal defense fund for the Palins and state officials.  Chatman charges that this fund violates the sections of the Alaska Executive Branch Ethics Act which address conflicts of interests that are substantial and material:

Sec. 39.52.120. Misuse of official position

(a) A public officer may not use, or attempt to use, an official position for personal gain, and may not intentionally secure or grant unwarranted benefits or treatment for any person.

Sec. 39.52.130.  Improper gifts

A public officer may not solicit, accept, or receive, directly or indirectly, a gift, whether in the form of money, …that is a benefit to the officer's personal or financial interests, under circumstances in which it could reasonably be inferred that the gift is intended to influence the performance of official duties, actions, or judgment.

"First off, I find it offensive that they're calling it the Alaska Fund Trust," Kim Chatman said.  "It is deceptive, misleading and has absolutely nothing to do with either trust or Alaska ."

Chatman believes that Gov. Palin's legal bills are the direct result of Gov. Palin's actions.  "It's time for her to accept responsibility for the manner in which she decided to handle the legislative council investigation." Chatman says. "She could have cooperated like she promised.  Instead, Governor Palin chose to fight it and incur legal bills."

Chatman has further concerns.  "With 20 months remaining in the governor's term, this contrived money scheme leaves a lot of room for people to buy favors from Palin and her cronies," Chatman says. "And what about all these other state officials involved in this plot. Aren't they in violation of the Ethics Act too?"

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  1. xango_xango
    Apr 30, 2009 @ 11:14:00

    Chatman gets the rockstar of the day award. Go ahead folks, throw your money into a legal fund for my friends and family. I wonder if the people who donated to that first fund were ever reimbursed their monies. $150 limited amount on donations isn't going to begin to pay for the legal mountain of trouble she is building for herself and her supporters. Her foolishness has cost the State of Alaska millions of dollars. I feel with certainty in my heart that she would not survive a second term as Governor. Pandora's box has been opened and exposed to the world.

    Sarah Palin has been less of an Ambassador for Alaskan that any other Governor in the history of the State of Alaska. The State of Alaska will breathe easier when she's not playing the GINO role any longer. United We Stand Alaska

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