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Attorney General’s Office Releases Documents Regarding Rep. von Ehlinger Case Through Records Request

By • April 28, 2021

Idaho Dispatch first learned about some additional documents that existed regarding the case concerning Rep. Aaron von Ehlinger (R-Lewiston) from an article released by the Associated Press (AP) two days ago.

Yesterday, Idaho Dispatch was able to obtain the same documents the AP received. The documents came from the Idaho Attorney General’s office and were given to Idaho Dispatch through the House Ethics Committee secretary.

Because of the large number of documents contained in the file Idaho Dispatch received, we feel that writing one article and trying to capture the information contained in these documents in the short time before today’s hearing would be impossible. Additionally, we felt that fairly and objectively reporting the information in these documents would be hard if we tried to simply pick and choose which information to disclose in that short time frame and would likely mean that we left out information that was important to one side of the other.

The decision of Idaho Dispatch then for this particular case is to link to each and every document released by the Attorney General’s office and allow the public to review the documents themselves.

Below you will see a heading describing what is contained within a document and then a link to a PDF of the document itself. Documents are listed in the order of earliest date to the latest date and then documents with no date on them at the end. All documents appear to be from this year. The woman’s name has been redacted by the Attorney General’s office throughout each of the documents.


January 22: Email from a capitol staffer to von Ehlinger.LINK HERE


February 7: A redacted text chain between von Ehlinger and the woman.LINK HERE


March 11: The redacted police report from the Boise Police Department.LINK HERE


March 17: The redacted complaint from House leadership to Ethics Chairman Sage Dixon (R-Ponderay).LINK HERE


March 19: A formal complaint letter sent from Dixon to von Ehlinger notifying him that a complaint was filed against him.LINK HERE


March 29: A redacted version of the first polygraph report von Ehlinger took.LINK HERE


April 2: A redacted version of a letter sent from von Ehlinger’s legal team at the time to Dixon.LINK HERE


April 8: A redacted transcript of the woman’s interview before the Ethics Committee. (Warning: Content may be disturbing to some readers.)LINK HERE


April 12: A redacted transcript of von Ehlinger’s interview before the Ethics Committee. (Warning: Content may be disturbing to some readers.)LINK HERE


April 14: Interview transcript between House Speaker Scott Bedke (R-Oakley) and the Ethics Committee.LINK HERE


April 14: Interview transcript between Rep. Megan Blanksma (R-Hammett) and the Ethics Committee.LINK HERE


April 14: Interview transcript between Rep. James Holtzclaw (R-Meridian) and the Ethics Committee.LINK HERE


April 14: Interview transcript between a witness and the Ethics Committee.LINK HERE


April 15: Redacted interview transcript between von Ehlinger and the Ethics Committee.LINK HERE


April 15: A letter from the woman’s legal team to the Attorney General’s office.LINK HERE


No Date: A document that appears to be asking the woman questions but there is no indication who is asking her the questions.LINK HERE


No Date: A transcript of a phone call between the woman and von Ehlinger.LINK HERE



Tags: Aaron von Ehlinger, Attorney General, Brent Crane, James Holtzclaw, Leslie Hayes, Megan Blanksma, Polygraph, Sage Dixon, Scott Bedke, Wendy Horman

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