North Dakota Lawmaker disputing report on AG office cost overrun

Photo by: Jason Dockter - Facebook
Photo by: Jason Dockter - Facebook

(Bismarck, ND) -- A North Dakota lawmaker is disputing a state auditor's report that has implicated him in wrongdoing in the one-point-eight million dollar cost overrun in the Attorney General's office.

Representative Jason Dockter owns the building leased by the late Wayne Stenehjem's office, which racked up questionable costs according to a State Auditor's report in September.

Docktor has released a conflicting report, saying the costs for the lease are well within the market rate.

Dockter says the AG's office had the money in its budget to pay for the lease.