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McGee case still pending at Ada prosecutor’s office, could take ‘a while’

From the “whatever happened to” department of Eye on Boise, today we bring you: Whatever happened to the investigation into Sen. John McGee? And the answer is: It's still pending. McGee, R-Caldwell, the former Senate majority caucus chairman, resigned from the Idaho Senate on Feb. 22 amid charges of sexual harassment of a female Senate aide; the Idaho State Police investigated, and turned the case over to Ada County Prosecutor Greg Bower on April 13, who could decide to file criminal charges.

Asked today where the case stands, Chief Deputy Prosecutor Roger Bourne said, “It's still under advisement, we're still looking into it.” Asked if it's normal for such a case to take this long, Bourne said, “It's not like we have cases like this all the time that we have a history on, that I can tell you whether it's normal or not. We're looking into a number of things, and it's going to take us a while.” He added, “There's a number of variables, and we're looking at several things.”


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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

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