Consultant recants claim he influenced staffing

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas tax consultant told his clients that he worked with Gov. Sam Brownback's office to rid the Kansas Board of Tax Appeals of employees who weren't "taxpayer friendly," but after the governor's office denied the claim, the consultant recanted.

In a July 14 letter obtained by the Topeka Capital-Journal, Jerry Chatam, president of Overland Park-based J.W. Chatam & Associates, told clients that an agreement with the governor's office meant remaining board members wouldn't "present any more problems."

Brownback's chief of staff, Landon Fulmer, says he has had only one conversation with Chatam and doesn't know what he's talking about in the letter.

On Wednesday, Chatam said he hadn't worked with anyone in the governor's office, and some points in the letter were only his opinion.

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