Weather Alert

Winter Weather Advisory

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 3AM Monday through 9PM Monday. The rain will turn to snow overnight with scattered light snow continue through the day on Monday. The wind will also pick up causing blowing and drifting snow.

WEATHER ALERT

CBS 2 - Search Results

The following is an archived video story. The text content of that video story is available below for reference. The original video has been deleted and is no longer available.

Attorney Named to Investigate Senator Ethics Case

DES MOINES, IA - An attorney has been appointed to serve as an independent investigator to determine whether or not a state senator violated Senate rules by taking payment from a former Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann.

Mark Weinhardt has been appointed by Iowa Supreme Court Justice Mark Cady as independent special counsel. The Iowa State Senate Ethics Committee voted May 1st to seek a special investigator.

Weinhardt will determine whether Republican Sen. Kent Sorenson was paid for campaign work on behalf of Bachmann, a Minnesota congresswoman who campaigned for president between June of 2011 and January of 2012.

Two former Bachmann campaign staffers say Sorenson was indirectly paid $7,500 a month.

Iowa Senate ethics rules bar paid employment with political campaigns.

Sorenson denies payment and says the investigation is a political witch hunt.

Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


 

 
Advertise with us!
Brought to you by:
Brought to you by:

Washington Times

Sponsored content