Idaho Statesman reporter Cynthia Sewell reports today that four former investigators for the Idaho Department of Insurance have filed a federal lawsuit, claiming they were fired or forced out of their jobs for pursuing - and alerting federal authorities to - a fraud investigation into an eastern Idaho insurance company. The investigation led to a joint federal-state raid, involving the state department, the FBI and the Internal Revenue Service, on the company's offices and homes in Idaho Falls and Rexburg on Oct. 19. You can read Sewell's full report here.
Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.
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