Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office probe remains open

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WALLA WALLA — An investigation into possible financial improprieties at Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Office remains active.

However, a Federal Bureau of Investigation spokesman said Tuesday he could provide no information on the matter or say if it was close to a conclusion.

“I have nothing new to release this week. Thanks for checking,” said Frank Harrill, FBI supervising senior agent in Spokane.

The investigation began in October 2009 when then-Sheriff Mike Humphreys requested the Washington State Patrol look into possible financial improprieties in the sheriff’s office.

Officials have said the probe has focused on an individual, but requests for details have been denied on the grounds the matter is still under investigation.

Along with the WSP and the state Auditor’s Office, the FBI became involved last year. Since the FBI’s involvement, the WSP and Auditor’s Office have deferred comment to that agency.

— U-B staff reports

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silkie 1 year, 7 months ago

Sounds like someone is trying to drag it on for so long that it will be swept under the rug and forgotten about. Or perhaps they are waiting for all the parties involved to die off.

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