COPY-Liberal group urges Dewhurst investigation

Associated Press - September 3, 2008 5:05 PM ET

AUSTIN (AP) - A campaign watchdog group wants a criminal investigation of GOP Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst over his alleged failure to disclose his vast wealth.

Texans for Public Justice filed a complaint today with prosecutors.

Dewhurst said in a written statement that his disclosures "fully comply with the letter and spirit of the law."

Travis County Attorney David Escamilla declined comment until he'd seen the complaint.

The complaint follows an Associated Press report about lack of transparency in Dewhurst's personal financial statements.

Nowhere in Dewhurst's financial disclosure forms does it say the former CIA agent is a major shareholder in a Houston energy and investment company.

There's no mention of his cattle ranches, private bank investments or luxury condo.

It just says the David Dewhurst Trust is valued at "$25,000 or more."

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