INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -
The Indiana House Ethics Committee has dismissed a complaint against Speaker
Brian Bosma who was accused of illegally using campaign funds to collect
unflattering information about a former intern.
The committee said
Monday that “reasonable cause does not exist to support the alleged
violation.” The committee had hired a lawyer to review the matter.
Republican, says he’s pleased with the ethics committee’s “unanimous and
Star reported that Bosma paid a law firm more than $40,000 in campaign funds
to gather unflattering information about a woman who said she had a sexual
encounter with him in 1992. Bosma, who is married, denies the woman’s claim.
Bosma says he hired
a lawyer to protect his reputation from a false story. But critics say he
used campaign money for something that wasn’t related to his campaign.