Stumbo Speaks Out On Fletcher

The special Grand Jury investigating Governor Fletcher’s administration released its final report on Nov. 15, 2006, and now Attorney General Greg Stumbo is speaking out about the document.

Stumbo said he “would have loved” to put the Governor on trial for his alleged role in the state personnel scandal but feared Fletcher would have pardoned himself first. He also said prosecutors were left with few options after a judge ruled Fletcher could not be tried while in office.

Prosecutors believed their best move was to work out a deal. The Grand Jury’s report did state, Fletcher approved a “widespread and coordinated plan” designed to maneuver around state hiring laws.

A Fletcher spokeswoman had no comment on Stumbo’s remarks.