FBI Corruption Probe Clears Nevada Gov.
No charges after investigation into defense contractor ties
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 3, 2008 1:42 AM CST
No criminal charges will be filed against Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons after an 18-month investigation by the FBI.   (AP Photo/Nevada Appeal, Cathleen Allison)
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(Newser) – No charges will be filed against Nevada's governor after an 18-month FBI investigation into his ties with defense contractors, reports the Washington Post. Jim Gibbons, a former Vietnam fighter pilot, was suspected of helping to engineer federal contracts for defense firms in exchange for gifts while he was a member of Congress. Gibbons' wife received consulting fees from one of the companies. The couple split this year after the governor propositioned a cocktail waitress. 

"The prosecutors in the case confirmed what the governor has been saying for the past two years—that he did nothing wrong," said Gibbons' attorney.