- Associated Press - Friday, April 22, 2016

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - A Vermont lawmaker wants the Legislature to ask Attorney General William Sorrell to clear the governor’s office to release emails possibly related to the EB-5 immigrant investor scandal.

Rep. Chris Pearson, a Burlington Progressive, says he plans to offer a resolution to call on Democratic Gov. Peter Shumlin to release the emails, as well as another batch that the governor’s office had sought to delete.

Shumlin spokesman Scott Coriell says the governor is eager to release emails related to the scandal and has asked Sorrell to lift a “litigation hold” blocking their release. Coriell says none of the emails in the second batch is related to the EB-5 scandal.

Pearson’s resolution says he wants to promote transparency in government.

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This story has been corrected to show that resolution asks attorney general to permit release.


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