Kondo v. Investigative Committee – The Documents
The House of Representatives established an Investigative Committee, ostensibly to look into financial irregularities in the Department of Land and Natural Resources and the Agribusiness Development Corporation found by the Office of the Auditor. However, it soon became clear that the Committee is considering the Office of the Auditor to be a target of its investigation as well.
The Investigative Committee, among other things, issued a subpoena to the Auditor asking for it to produce what the Auditor says are workpapers that are confidential under the laws governing its operations.
Our amicus brief argues that the Auditor’s workpapers should have a qualified privilege against forced discovery similar to the privilege that now applies to tax return information.
For further background see our prior coverage here.
Below are documents filed in First Circuit Court.