Report finds misconduct, misuse of taxpayer resources by Reps Courser and Gamrat

The House Business Office of Michigan has released a preliminary report of the investigation into Representatives Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat.

The director of the office Tim Bowlin released this statement on the preliminary report:

"After completing the investigation, we have preliminary findings of both misconduct and the misuse of taxpayer resources by both representatives.  The Business Office has completed a draft report on these findings and has submitted it to outside counsel for an independent review.

"Asking an outside counsel to review the report is a normal process to protect the privacy and confidentiality of affected individuals and ensure compliance with Human Resources regulations.  The findings will be made public once the legal review has been completed."

Speaker of the House Kevin Cotter released the following statement on the preliminary report put together by the House Business Office:

"I have received a draft report to review, and there is troubling evidence of misconduct.  I am directing my legal counsel to review the preliminary findings for the purposes of any further disciplinary actions."

The two are alleged to be involved in a sex scandal. The scandal was revealed in a recording obtained by the Detroit News, in which Courser tells one of his staffers to send out a bogus email claiming Courser had sex with a male prostitute. That lie, however, was an attempt to cover up the real affair between Courser and Gamrat.

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