Alaska lawmakers hire law firm to investigate CEO firing

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska legislative committee is hiring a law firm to investigate the firing of the former head of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp.

    Angela Rodell was fired by the corporation board last month.

    Rodell has said she believes her firing was “political retribution” for advocating against exceeding withdrawal limits set on the earnings of the nest-egg permanent fund.

    Board chair Craig Richards has said Rodell was an at-will employee and cited negative evaluations of Rodell’s performance.

    KTOO Public Media reports he also has declined to provide details, calling it a confidential personnel matter.

    The Legislative Budget and Audit Committee voted unanimously Thursday to hire the firm and to authorize the issuance of subpoenas, if needed.

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