Years ago I filed an ethics complaint against Sarah Palin as a result of the film she made “Sarah Palin’s Alaska.” The crux of the complaint was that Sarah Palin took advantage of a law enacted during her term as governor to grant film tax credits to companies making films in Alaska using residents of Alaska in the film. The ethics code in Alaska prohibited elected officials from making money off any legislation in which they were involved for a period of two years after serving as an elected official. The ethics complaint was rejected by the Attorney General of Alaska with the explanation that “legislation” didn’t mean “legislation.”
AS part of the investigation, I worked to try to find evidence that Sarah Palin has been contacted during her term as Governor about making the film. I did not find indisputable proof that she had been contacted. Today I found this clip of Mark Burnett,the producer of the film, who confirmed that he contacted Palin during her service as Governor about making the film.
Many people speculated about why Palin resigned as Governor and why she would resign before her term was over. I previously reported that her resignation came within two weeks of the film-tax office becoming operational. After the resignation, Palin went on to take advantage of that law by making Sarah Palin’s Alaska, which was unethical and an obvious violation of the Code of Ethics. An audit of the film tax office was conducted after Palin left office and after she had taken personal advantage of the tax credit for over 1.75 Million Dollars. That audit revealed that the film tax credit had cost Alaskan tax payers 20 MILLION DOLLARS.
It’s been over 8 years since Palin resigned. The deception has lasted that long. People have ignored and covered up the truth for too long. Finally, as Palin is fading from the public eye, we know the truth. Sarah Palin resigned her position as Governor of Alaska for money.