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Lawmaker interviewed in meetings probe

June 7, 2012

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— A Republican state senator is being questioned in a Kansas district attorney's investigation into private meetings that lawmakers had with GOP Gov. Sam Brownback.

Sen. Bob Marshall of Fort Scott was being questioned Thursday at Shawnee County District Attorney Chad Taylor's office at the county courthouse. Taylor, a Democrat, subpoenaed Marshall and six other Republican legislators.

Taylor is investigating seven dinner meetings Brownback had in January with legislators at Cedar Crest, the governor's official residence. The governor invited more than 90 of the legislature's 165 members, grouping them by committee. Almost all were Republicans.

Marshall's interview with two of Taylor's staff members was not open to the public.

Rep. Anthony Brown, a Eudora Republican, also is scheduled for an interview Thursday.

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