Legislative Ethics Commission Continue To Investigation Senator Mongiardo

As we first reported earlier this week, the Legislative Branch Ethics Commission found "probable cause" to continue an investigation into State Senator Daniel Mongiardo's relationship with a political action committee.

State legislators, under Kentucky law, are not allowed to have permanent committees formed in their names.

Mongiardo said he was a distant adviser and cut his ties once he learned of a potential problem. He called it "an honest mistake" and said he wouldn't let it happen again.

"It was just a mistake that I made that was entirely my fault," Mongiardo said.

The ethics panel has not yet ruled on the matter.

Mongiardo is expected to announce on Monday he'll run for Lieutenant Governor on a slate with Former Lieutenant Governor, Steve Beshear.

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