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Legislative audit of Darr's office underway

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LITTLE ROCK, AR (AP) - State auditors are working on their annual review of Lt. Gov. Mark Darr's office, days after the Arkansas Ethics Commission said it was investigating Darr's campaign spending.

Legislative auditors say the current review is routine. Republican state Rep. Kim Hammer, who serves as co-chairman of the Legislative Joint Auditing Committee, says Darr's office is being audited "as part of the normal course of doing business."

Hammer told lawmakers Thursday that the committee will be notified if any issues arise with the audit.

A spokeswoman for Darr declined to comment to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (http://bit.ly/18it63O ).

Earlier this week, the ethics commission said it was investigating whether Darr violated several state laws, including a prohibition on taking campaign funds as personal income and using his office for campaign purposes.

Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, http://www.arkansasonline.com

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