Sedgwick county counselor put on leave in FBI inquiry controversy

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WICHITA — The attorney representing Sedgwick County has been placed on paid leave amid controversy surrounding an FBI investigation of commissioners.

The Wichita Eagle reports that the commission voted 3-2 to place County Counselor Eric Yost on leave Wednesday.

Yost has been at the center of the controversy since he told the county manager that commissioners were moving to oust him because he had provided information to the FBI in an investigation last year of Commissioner Michael O’Donnell.

O’Donnell is awaiting trial on federal charges of wire fraud and money laundering in connection with his handling of campaign funds. He continues to serve on the commission pending the outcome.

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