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Nebraska AG declines to prosecute former State Sen. Groene

The Nebraska State Attorney General’s office confirmed on Thursday that it will not be prosecuting former State Sen. Mike Groene.
State Sen. Mike Groene
State Sen. Mike Groene
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LINCOLN, Neb. (WOWT) - The Nebraska State Attorney General’s office confirmed to NCN news partner WOWT Channel 6 on Thursday that it will not be prosecuting former State Sen. Mike Groene.

The attorney general's office said in a statement:

“Our office prosecutors have reviewed the investigation completed by the Nebraska State Patrol. It has been determined that there is insufficient information to warrant a criminal prosecution."

Groene, who represented the North Platte area, resigned his position in the Unicameral in February after a complaint of workplace harassment had been filed with the state by a longtime aide to the state senator, who told local media she had found photos of herself on Groene’s computer, including close-ups of “provocative body parts.”

State lawmakers then called for a formal investigation, which was conducted by the Nebraska State Patrol.