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Griffin Indictment Effects on Legislature

October 31, 1996
By: Tracy Sadeghian
State Capital Bureau

The Capitol is abuzz with reaction to news of former House Speaker Bob Griffin's federal indictment. Tracy Sadeghian has more from Jefferson City.

Senate Republican leader Francis Flotron (FLOW-tron) says that although all the indictments focus on the House of Representatives, the reputation of the Senate will also be tarnished...

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"As a member of the general assembly, it detracts from my credibility, it detracts from the credibility of the entire general assembly, it detracts from the entire democractic process."

There have been rumors that some house members may be named as unindicted co-conspirators. If that happens, Flotron says those House members could be forced to resign if either the House or State Ethics Committees take action.