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...less knowledgeable, prosecutors said. The system is much more sophisticated now, said Assistant Attorney General Steve Branchflower, who is head of the state medical fraud office. Survivors tell of copter crash ANCHORAGE - The Era Aviation helicopter...
Ex-ADA to investigate firing of Monegan

...firing of the former public safety commissioner. Legislative Council Chairman Kim Elton, a Juneau Democrat, said Steve Branchflower was appointed special counsel on Friday. Branchflower will investigate the events surrounding the July 11 dismissal...
Alaska editorial: Troopergate reports still worth analysis

...Personnel Board's independent counsel, Timothy Petumenos, begins by noting that the legislative investigator, Steve Branchflower, was not bound by the formal rules that apply to the personnel board. Those rules require that, before the board...
Juneau Empire Online Archive Local News: Deliberations resume in trooper's death 3/2/98

...heart was big and a bad heart,'' Dr. Karen Lee Kelly said. In his closing statement Friday, prosecutor Steve Branchflower repeated the state's claim that the trooper was smothered by Phillips as the two men struggled in the snow after...
Palin unlikely to speak with investigator hired by lawmakers

...messages seeking comment. The governor herself has not been subpoenaed, but the Legislature's investigator, Steve Branchflower, has said he hopes to speak with her. McCain's campaign insists the investigation into the firing of Public...
Juneau Empire Online Archive Local News: Man convicted in trooper's death 3/4/98

...Heck died of an irregular heartbeat sparked by his struggle with Heck. After the verdict was read, prosecutor Steve Branchflower said he hoped Superior Court Judge Larry Card would put Phillips, 40, behind bars for the rest of his life...
My turn: Troopergate allegations expose new corruption

...union and supervisors at the Alaska Department of Public Safety. Former prosecutor and Troopergate investigator Steve Branchflower must investigate the alleged failure to prosecute crimes and their cover-up. Former prosecutor and Troopergate...
My turn: Not all of the Troopergate questions were answered

...didn't have to follow these rules here. No judge looked at his report. Don't get me wrong. I know and like Steve Branchflower. But he's just one lawyer, and his conclusions aren't any more valid than mine. Or Hollis French's, for...


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