MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A former state Republican Party leader has filed a complaint with the State Ethics Commission accusing Gov. Bob Riley of using his office to steer millions in contracts to a law firm where his son-in-law is a partner.
In response, the governor's office released a 2003 letter from the director of Ethics Commission. It said a lawyer who is a son-in-law of a state official could continue to work for a law firm regardless of whether the law firm gets state contracts.
Bradley Unruh, a former member of the state Republican Party's steering committee, filed the complaint. It involves Rob Campbell, who is a partner in the Bradley Arant law firm.
Riley's spokesman said Campbell is on a salary and does not profit from the law firm's state business.
Information from: The Huntsville Times, http://www.al.com/hsvtimes/hsv.html
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