Verna R. Kessler, a former investigator for the Boise Office of Ombudsman, has been assigned to the investigation of the Ada Commishes and Dynamis Energy.
The “hot potato” investigation has been passed off from the Ada Sheriff, Ada Prosecutor, Attorney General, Bannock Sheriff, Boise Police, and now a private investigator. Perhaps the sixth time will be a charm. Bannock County Prosecutor Mark Heideman will review the results of the investigation.
Kessler is listed on a LINKEDIN site as “current president at Kessler Litigation Support, Inc., a past Boise City Ombudsman Investigator at Boise Police Department and a Special Agent at FBI.” According to a joint press release from the Ada Sheriff and Prosecutor, she is also a Certified Public Accountant. One GUARDIAN source told us she was, “very competent and methodical in her investigations.”
“I have full confidence Verna will conduct the thorough, objective inquiry necessary to help determine whether there is any evidence of criminal behavior by representatives of Dynamis or Ada County,” said Ada County Sheriff Gary Raney.
Ada County Prosecutor Greg Bower added, “We needed to find someone the community would trust and who did not have any political ties to any of the parties involved. Verna’s experience and credibility made her the perfect person for the job.”
Previously the other agencies opted out due to conflicts of interest. Boise PD had accepted the assignment most recently, but Mayor Dave Bieter vetoed
the agreement and BPD was pulled off the investigation after only one day.
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