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Prosecutors looking at Texas lieutenant governor's disclosures

Republican Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is voluntarily cooperating with prosecutors who want to know if his financial public disclosures adhere to Texas ethics laws.

The Associated Press reports Dewhurst is said to be the richest man in Texas politics, but most of his wealth is in a trust whose major assets are not disclosed.

Travis County Attorney David Escamilla (ehs-kah-MEE'-yah) says he's reviewing a formal complaint against Dewhurst brought by a campaign watchdog group.

The complaint by Texans for Public Justice follows an AP report about Dewhurst's personal financial statements. Those statements don't reveal his riches, which are estimated to be worth as much as $200 million.

Escamilla, a Democrat who investigates allegations of misdemeanor offenses by public officials, declined to discuss evidence.

Dewhurst attorney Roy Minton confirms the lieutenant governor is cooperating.

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