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Feds involved in Miller/McAdams investigation

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Posted at 9:53 AM, Jun 28, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-28 12:02:02-04

FARMINGTON, Utah — Davis County Attorney Troy Rawlings confirmed the FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Utah has gotten involved in the investigation into claims between Rep. Justin Miller and his former boss, Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams.

“I was informed a few weeks ago that the U.S. Attorney’s Office will be reviewing the case. That does not mean we won’t also do so ourselves when the FBI investigation is done,” Rawlings said in a statement to FOX 13.

He declined to say any more about it.

FOX 13 first reported earlier this month that the FBI may have gotten involved in the political feud, but Rawlings confirmed the agency’s involvement. Rawlings was asked to review the case by Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill.

McAdams has leveled theft accusations against Miller, his one-time campaign manager and former associate deputy mayor. He has accused Miller (who later went on to be elected to the Utah House of Representatives) of stealing more than $30,000 in campaign funds.

Miller has claimed it is retaliation for blowing the whistle on questionable contracts the county had with a public affairs firm.  The Salt Lake County District Attorney’s office said it investigated Miller’s claims and found them to be without merit.

Since the accusations, House Democrats have called on Rep. Miller to resign from office. Miller has told FOX 13 he will not resign.