Alaska inquiry finding: Palin abused power
By MATT APUZZO
Associated Press Writer
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Sarah Palin unlawfully abused her power as governor by trying to have her former brother-in-law fired as a state trooper, the chief investigator of an Alaska legislative panel concluded Friday. The politically charged inquiry imperiled her reputation as a reformer on John McCain's Republican ticket.
nvestigator Stephen Branchflower, in a report by a bipartisan panel that investigated the matter
, found Palin in violation of a state ethics law that prohibits public officials from using their office for personal gain.
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