Bysiewicz database investigation ends

Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz says she has been notified that the chief state’s attorney, Kevin Kane, has concluded his investigation of a state database that Bysiewicz seemed to maintain, at least in part, for personal political purposes.

Attorney General Richard Blumenthal referred the matter to Kane in August after concluding that Bysiewicz kept background information on political personalities and voters who came into contact with Bysiewicz in a state data base whose primary use seemed to be political intelligence.

Her statement:


“Today our office received a letter from the Chief State’s Attorney confirming that no investigation by his office was necessary with respect to the state database. The Chief State’s Attorney’s letter confirms the conclusion of the Attorney General’s report of August 5, 2010 that there was no violation of the law.

“This also confirms what we have said all along: that the database we use is a very valuable tool to provide constituent service and manage the many Constitutional and statutory functions of this office. We pleased that this matter is now concluded.”