- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 14, 2014

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The state auditor says Iowans deserves to know the facts about an arrangement in which Secretary of State Matt Schultz kept paying an aide after taking away his duties.

Auditor Mary Mosiman said Wednesday that her office will conduct a review requested by Sen. Liz Mathis into Schultz’s former deputy, Jim Gibbons. In a letter to Mathis, she says “the public will benefit from a review and factual analysis” of the case.

The Associated Press reported last month that Schultz let Gibbons stay in his $126,000-annual job for seven months after taking away his management duties in 2012. Records show Gibbons did little work during that time.

Mosiman says the audit will be handled by her chief deputy, Warren Jenkins, since she worked as Schultz’s other deputy at the time.

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