IDAHO FALLS, Idaho -- Elected officials and employees in Jefferson County are being investigated by the Idaho State Police following allegations of improper competition, conflicts of interest and nepotism.
Capt. Danny Bunderson tells the Post Register that the agency's eastern Idaho region is in the initial phases of the investigation.
The investigation follows allegations in a petition signed by 87 county residents who question the hiring of Jim Boulter as the county's road and bridge administrator.
Boulter is the husband of County Clerk Christine Boulter.
The petition obtained by the newspaper alleges that Jim Boulter improperly benefited by using county equipment to improve canals owned by a company that employs him.
Jim Boulter did not immediately return a call from The Associated Press on Sunday.