Watchdog agency obtains testimony against Kansas official
August 9, 2019
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Sedgwick County Commissioner Michael O'Donnell said Thursday that a Kansas government watchdog that purchased transcripts this week of the testimony of four campaign workers at his federal trial was acting in response to a self-referral last year seeking an investigation by the state agency.
Jurors in March acquitted O'Donnell on 21 counts of wire fraud, but deadlocked on two counts of wire fraud and three counts of money laundering related to his state and county campaigns. The judge later dismissed the remaining counts at the request of the government.