Records show hard drive of auditor employee was damaged

April 15, 2015 7:33 PM

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The hard drive of a state worker's laptop computer was damaged when he turned it over as part of a federal investigation involving Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley, but officials say there is no evidence of an intentional effort to destroy data.

According to documents provided to The Associated Press under a public records request, officials with the Auditor's Office wrote that in late March they attempted to image a laptop assigned to Jason JeRue, a longtime business associate of Kelley who has emerged as a key figure in the investigation,...

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