ND Commerce Dept. officials seek legal fees over probe
Pat Sweeney | Jun 30, 2020 AT 4:29 pm
The North Dakota Department of Commerce leader and a former agency worker want the state to pay their legal fees for a criminal investigation resulting from a 2019 audit. Commerce Commissioner Michelle Kommer and former senior manager Holly Holt hired lawyers after an audit found that agency officials skirted public bid requirements in developing the new state logo and also mishandled appropriations. The subsequent investigation found no wrongdoing. Kommer is seeking $9,858 and Holt is asking for $2,220 in legal fees.