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Sarah Palin ethics probe findings to be released

Sarah Palin ethics probe findings will be released by an Alaska Personnel Board investigator.

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Sarah Palin ethics probe: In this April 14, 2010 file photo, Sarah Palin flashes a thumbs up towards her husband Todd as she begins to address a crowd during a stop of the Tea Party Express on Boston Common in Boston.

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An investigator for the Alaska Personnel Board plans Thursday to release the findings in an ethics complaint filed against Sarah Palin when she was governor that claimed a legal defense fund set up for her was illegal.

Another board investigator last summer found evidence that Palin — the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee — may have violated ethics laws by trading on her position as she sought money to pay legal expenses in multiple ethics complaints filed against her. Nearly every complaint has been dismissed.

The confidential report on the Alaska Fund Trust was issued less than two weeks after Palin announced she was resigning from office last July.

In announcing her resignation, Palin cited the toll of the ethics probes as one of the reasons she was stepping down.

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