Ada County prosecutors now reviewing ISP investigation of former Idaho Sen. McGee

The Idaho State Police investigation into the conduct of former Sen. John McGee, R-Caldwell, has been referred to Ada County Prosecuting Attorney Greg Bower.

“We’re in the process of screening to decide what charges to make, if any,” said Chief Deputy Prosecutor Roger Bourne said Monday. “We’ve asked for some follow-up work to be done.”

Bourne said prosecutors hope to make a decision on the case by week’s end.

ISP Capt. Steve Richardson said the ISP investigation was turned over to prosecutors on April 13, about seven weeks after McGee’s Feb. 22 resignation from the Senate amidst sexual harassment charges brought by a woman Senate staff member.

Richardson said ISP was still conducting "some peripheral follow-up," but that he couldn’t comment on whether ISP had made a recommendation to prosecutors. Bourne said he couldn’t comment further.

The follow-up work apparently included interviews by two Boise-area detectives who were in Eastern Idaho last week interviewing Senate President Pro Tem Brent Hill, R-Rexburg, and Senate Majority Leader Bart Davis, R-Idaho Falls.

Hill and Davis said they were interviewed last week.

“They said they were just collecting the evidence,” Hill said Monday. “They didn’t indicate what they thought would happen.”

McGee did not immediately reply to a request for comment late Monday afternoon.

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"foreignoregonian" is not anonymous

It is my identity and my philosophy

Would you prefer everyone to be called 'Poster'?

Why?

Is it because of a one-party state?

One party can't provide all that alcohol...nope

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"foreignoregonian" is not anonymous

It is my identity and my philosophy

Would you prefer everyone to be called 'Poster'?

Why don't

we refer to him as a sleaze regardless of party affiliation???

I don't think either party has a corner on the yuck market.

Both seem to dirty up the waters.

Case dismissed

McGee will get another pass on this. Afterall this is Idaho and it's only a woman that he allegedly harrassed.

Wake up

John Kennedy and Bill Clinton are proof that this has nothing to do with Idaho or a one party state.

Behavior

This type of behavior is well displayed on both sides of the political aisle.

fibber

Fibber McGee barked up the wrong tree and the woman said "stop harassing me", but guileful Mcgee, just couldn't see, that any woman could resist the wonder that he calls "me".

Uhhh Greg,

you gonna turn this one over to your Malheur County buddy also?

Norris needs some work until we vote him out...

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"foreignoregonian" is not anonymous

It is my identity and my philosophy

Would you prefer everyone to be called 'Poster'?

Fairness?

“We’re in the process of screening to decide what charges to make, if any,” Well, if that doesn't trouble any one on here or in the State of Idaho, then I don't know what does. "If any"?????? Seriously????? You stupid public officials that say this crap should be brought to trial and thrown in jail. Next time I decide to do stupid sh-t, will I get a "if any" consideration, also???? Please, let me know cause I am sick to death of this preferential treatment to elected officials.

Who do you think is giving him preferential treatment?

The Idaho State Police? The Prosecutor's Office? Why do you make this assumption? I understand the "if any" statement perfectly. What if there really isn't enough evidence to prove anything in court? Should they waste taxpayer dollars on a case they know they will lose? I think that would be irresponsible. Just because they did an investigation doesn't mean they have enough evidence to prosecute.