PIERRE (AP) – Allegations of misconduct in the state's economic development agency focus only on a former employee, the head of the agency told state lawmakers Friday.
Pat Costello, commissioner of the Governor's Office of Economic Development, talked at length with a legislative committee looking into the agency and its involvement in issues relating to the financing of a failed beef packing plant in Aberdeen.
"I respectfully encourage you to remember that no current employee or board member of our office has been accused of any wrongdoing," Costello told the Legislature's Government and Operations Committee.
"Any alleged wrongdoing in our office is isolated to a former employee who is no longer with us," Costello said.For the complete article see the 03-08-2014 issue.
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