No Charges After Federal Probe Into Kansas Election Loans

The U.S. attorney's office said Wednesday that federal prosecutors have completed their investigation into loans made to Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's re-election campaign by his lieutenant governor and plan to bring no criminal charges. Jim Cross, spokesman for U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom, told The Associated Press that the office had finished its probe into the loans and was not expecting to file federal charges. Minutes earlier, Brownback and Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer release a joint statement saying they had been informed there would be no charges after the probe "regarding campaign finance matters." The AP was first to report about the federal investigation in January, after obtaining through an open records request a copy of a grand jury subpoena sent to the executive director of the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission.