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Press-Tribune: Probe Into Canyon County Sheriff's Charity Nearing Conclusion

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- Canyon County Sheriff Kieran Donahue -  - CANYON COUNTY
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Canyon County Sheriff Kieran Donahue will face two Republican challengers— Albert Erickson and Tony Thompson—in the Tuesday, May 17 state primary election. While Donahue points to his being named "sheriff of the year" by the Western States Sheriffs' Association, his critics point to a still-ongoing investigation into alleged misconduct.  

Complaints against Donahue, filed anonymously with the Idaho attorney general's office, accuse the sheriff of abusing his position to operate the nonprofit K. Donahue Foundation Inc., which runs the Man Up Crusade raising awareness of domestic violence.

Idaho State Police confirmed in October 2015 it would investigate the alleged wrongdoing after both the Canyon County prosecutor's office and the AG declined to investigate, citing conflicts of interest.

The Idaho Press-Tribune reports the probe is expected to be wrapped up in the next few weeks.

Once ISP concludes its investigation, the findings are expected to be forwarded to Twin Falls Prosecuting Attorney Grant Loebs to determine if any criminal charges will be filed. 

Donahue has not commented on the investigation, other than to say it was an ongoing.