Politics & Government

No criminal charges for Kansas AG who resigned over affair

It took a nine-month investigation, but former Kansas Attorney General Paul Morrison now knows he won’t face criminal charges related to an extramarital affair that forced him from office.

In the end, Morrison’s attorney said his client is better off for having gone through the inquiry and is excited about leaving politics and changing careers.

Two special prosecutors, Timothy E. Keck and Robert E. Arnold III, announced Wednesday that they investigated many allegations but found insufficient evidence to support filing charges against Morrison in Johnson County.

“While we are certain … he is mortified by his conduct, such conduct is not of a nature warranting prosecution,” their report stated.

Among the allegations was that Morrison engaged in telephone harassment of Linda Carter, the former employee with whom he had a two-year affair. But the investigation showed that the pattern of those calls was in line with earlier communications between the couple.

Read the full story at KansasCity.com