Ethics complaint alleges Tina Peters’ legal defense fund lacks transparency

Colorado Newsline: Embattled Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters will have 30 days to respond to a second ethics complaint filed with the Colorado Independent Ethics Commission, which on Tuesday determined the complaint to be “non-frivolous.”

Peters is already under local, state and federal investigations for alleged criminal misconduct regarding election security breaches in Mesa County. Officials announced Jan. 13, that a grand jury will also investigate allegations that Peters tampered with Mesa County election equipment.

To help with her legal woes, Peters for the past several months has been soliciting donations at various rallies and on her website, The new ethics complaint, filed by Grand Junction resident and political blogger Anne Landman, includes a video link of Peters asking for donations at an event held in September at Appleton Christian Church in Grand Junction following Peters’ return to the city after hiding for several weeks from state authorities.

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