Report: Former Gov. Blunt had 'insufficient' public records policy

Tuesday, March 3, 2009 | 10:11 a.m. CST; updated 11:40 a.m. CST, Tuesday, March 3, 2009

JEFFERSON CITY — Investigators looking into the e-mail retention practices of former Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt have concluded that his office had "insufficient" public records policies.

The report released Tuesday wraps up a one-and-a-half-year probe into Blunt's office that began after a former legal counsel claimed he was fired for raising concerns about e-mail deletions in the office.

Although raising concerns, the investigators decided not to refer the matter to prosecutors.

Blunt's attorney insisted in a written response that the office did have appropriate document retention policies.


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