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Marion mayor will be investigated by KBI

Kansas attorney general’s office has accepted the case submitted by Marion City Attorney Dan Baldwin and will investigate Marion Mayor Mary Olson.

According to attorney general’s director of communications Ashley Anstaett, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation will investigate allegations that Olson violated K.S.A. 21-4005, by “maliciously circulating false rumors concerning financial status.”

Baldwin made the announcement he would seek an investigation March 12 following a special city council meeting.

The attorney general’s office had the option of accepting the case or denying the case and sending it back to local prosecutors, which could have been the county attorney.

The timeline for the investigation was not divulged.

Last modified March 24, 2010

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