Governor Mitch Daniels Faces Ethics Complaint

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State Rep. Charlie Brown, D-Gary, is asking Indiana’s inspector general to examine whether Gov. Mitch Daniels has violated state ethics laws as he prepares to take over as Purdue University’s president.

Daniels was chosen to lead Purdue earlier this year. He’ll take over after his term as governor ends in January.

Brown, a frequent critic of Daniels, said in a letter to Inspector General David Thomas that the governor “clearly misused state property for personal reasons by directing his staff use the state media advisory network and email system to disseminate information clearly unrelated and outside his official duties,” in violation of the ethics code.

Jane Jankowski, Daniels’ press secretary, called Brown’s complaint “partisan nonsense.”

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