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Ala. AG Recuses Himself From PAC Probe

Montgomery, AL – Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange has stepped aside from a possible investigation of a political action committee chaired by former Gov. Bob Riley.

The Alabama Democratic Party sent a complaint last week to Strange and Montgomery County District Attorney Ellen Brooks over a transfer of $50,000 from a state PAC run by the Republican State Leadership Committee to Alabama 2014, a PAC chaired by Riley.

The transfer took place on March 15, about three months after Riley signed a bill banning transfers of money between political action committees.

The RSLC and Alabama 2014 treasurer Jessica Taylor said the money was returned on June 24.

On Monday the Democratic Party asked Strange to recuse himself from the investigation. Strange says he's recusing himself for reasons he did not specify.

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