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Washington Governor Concerned About Apparent Auditor Probe

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OLYMPIA, WA (AP) - Gov. Jay Inslee says he's very concerned about an apparent federal investigation into one of the state's agencies. He is encouraging state auditor Troy Kelley to work with authorities after federal Treasury agents searched his home and the Justice Department subpoenaed documents from his office.


Inslee spokesman David Postman issued a statement Friday saying the governor wants Kelley to be open with the public as soon as possible.


Postman said Kelley called the governor Friday morning, but he would not disclose what the conversation was about. Postman says the governor is not asking for Kelley to resign, but says that he should recuse himself from "any official action involving this investigation."


Agents with the U.S. Department of Treasury searched Kelley's home early this week.


The U.S. attorney's office in Seattle has declined to confirm or deny an investigation.

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