No indication of financial misdoings by former Boone County sheriff

BOONE COUNTY (WISH) – There appears to be no link between accusations against the former Boone County sheriff and the department’s finances.

In June, former Sheriff Ken Campbell was investigated for his possible involvement with a prostitute. Campbell retired following the allegations.

After he retired an audit was ordered. Early reports from the department say it revealed no criminal activity.

“These steps are necessary to continue our overall mission statement, which include the 5 value points; these will continue to be our foundation: Integrity, Leadership, Loyalty, Professionalism and Commitment” said acting Sheriff, Mike Nielsen.

The audit and investigation will not be released for four to five weeks. For now, Nielsen says it is time to focus on the future.

“It’s time to move forward, but before we can do that, we must make sure there are no residual effects. We need to focus on the future, and not the past,” said Nielsen. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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