JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A state audit says Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster hasn’t adopted a policy to address concerns that he’s been influenced by lobbyist perks.
Koster was criticized after a New York Times article in October listed him among a group of attorneys general who were soft on companies facing litigation after receiving campaign contributions and perks.
Koster later promised not to accept lobbyist gifts and put a freeze on campaign contributions from organizations under investigation by his office.
But an audit released Tuesday says Koster hadn’t formally adopted those policies as of February.
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Koster’s office says employees don’t know who donates to his campaign, and that gifts play no role in their legal decisions.
Koster is the only Democrat running for governor in 2016.