- Associated Press - Friday, January 22, 2016

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - A report detailing findings of an investigation into alleged illegal campaign finance activity by Vermont’s longest-serving attorney general does not recommend any sanctions or penalties against him.

The Rutland Herald reports (https://bit.ly/23jXtkX ) lawyer Thomas Little led an investigation into six allegations filed by attorney Brady Toensing, vice chairman of the Vermont Republican Party.

Last year’s complaint alleges that Sorrel, a Democrat, didn’t properly report campaign expenditures on 16 separate occasions. They also claim he illegally coordinated with a super PAC set up by the Democratic Attorneys General Association.

Democratic Gov. Peter Shumlin appointed Little as an independent counsel after Sorrell declined to investigate himself.

Sorrell said Thursday that he hasn’t seen the report but says he was confident that it would be an “investigation conducted with thoroughness and integrity.”

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Information from: Rutland Herald, https://www.rutlandherald.com/

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