Jan 30, 2011 4:17 PM by AP

Gessler says moonlighting plans may be derailed

DENVER (AP) - Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler says a law firm where he plans to moonlight while in office is uneasy about releasing the names of its clients to stem concerns over possible preferential treatment from Gessler.

Gessler is quoted by The Denver Post that disclosure of clients could mean that he "may not be doing any of this at all."

Gessler spokesman Rich Coolidge says some clients may not want Gessler's services if their names are disclosed, which effectively could derail the secretary's plans to augment his $68,500 salary.

Gessler says he plans to work about 20 hours a month at Hackstaff Law Group, a firm regularly involved in cases before the secretary of state's office. He has asked Attorney General John Suthers to review the matter.
Information from: The Denver Post,

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