Kansas Lawmaker Subpoenaed In Meetings Investigation

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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May 25, 2012

A Kansas House member says he's been subpoenaed by a prosecutor investigating private meetings Gov. Sam
Brownback had with legislators at his official residence.

Rep. Scott Schwab, an Olathe Republican, told The Associated
Press Friday that he received a subpoena Thursday ordering him to
appear June 7 at the Shawnee County Courthouse.

Shawnee County District Attorney Chad Taylor, a Democrat, is
investigating seven meetings the Republican governor had for
members of 13 legislative committees. Taylor's spokesman did not
immediately return a telephone message seeking comment.

Schwab is angry about the subpoena. He says he told Taylor's
office repeatedly that he did not attend the two gatherings to
which he was invited.

Brownback has said he's confident the Kansas Open Meetings Act
wasn't violated.


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