Attorney General Patrick Morrisey told Hoppy Kercheval on Talkline this morning his office will hire former state trooper Gordon Ingold to work in his office’s consumer protection division.
Morrisey called Ingold a “top-flight” investigator, and said he worked for the West Virginia State Police for two decades, including stints managing the state police’s internal affairs division. He also was an investigator for the West Virginia Ethics Commission, Morrisey said.
Morrisey previously has promised reforms to the office’s consumer protection division, as Bluefield-based WVNSTV reported earlier this month.
“I think the consumer protection division need to evolve a little bit,” said Morrisey on Monday. “By that I mean we need to be better in providing compliance programs to regulated individuals and businesses in our state.”
That will translate into more predictability and fairness for businesses, according to Morrisey.
Morrisey will first bring in new personnel to the office. Several of the attorneys from the McGraw administration have left the office.
The new employees will work on those compliance programs.
I’ve got calls out to Morrisey’s people to talk about Ingold’s hiring. Look for that stuff soon.