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Secretary Benson statement on embezzlement charges filed against two aides to former Michigan House Speaker Chatfield

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson today made the following statement regarding the Michigan Attorney General's announcement of embezzlement charges against two top aides to former state House Speaker Lee Chatfield:

“I’m grateful to Attorney General Nessel for her outstanding work to seek accountability for all who abuse the public’s trust.

“Michigan’s inadequate government ethics laws leave us vulnerable to abuses like those alleged in the charges announced today. We know Michigan voters want better transparency and accountability from their leaders. I look forward to working with the Attorney General to enact real reforms that can ensure and restore the public’s faith in their elected leaders and in our democratic system.”

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