Phill Kline faces ethics complaint

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A formal ethics complaint against former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline was announced today.

The complaint alleges Kline violated the state of Kansas’ rules of professional conduct in his capacity as AG and later as Johnson County District Attorney in his investigation of Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri.

The complaint alleges that after taking office, Kline met with senior deputy Eric Rucker and investigator Tom Williams and plotted a way to “target” Wichita abortion provider George Tiller and his now-shuttered clinic.

The Kansas

Office of Disciplinary Administrator alleges that under Kline’s direction, attorney Stephen

Maxwell — who worked for Kline in the Kansas Attorney

General’s office and later followed Kline to the Johnson County


Attorney’s office — tricked a Shawnee County District Court judge into

issuing subpoenas for women’s medical records in Kline’s now

infamous investigation.

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