Witness calls State Attorney investigation ‘silliness’

Published: Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 09:09 AM.

Graney said all he told investigators was what he had been told by Garth and had later relayed to Williams.

“I just wanted to let (Williams) know what was out there,” Graney said. “That is what I told the investigators. They said that could be interpreted as a threat. I said I don’t think so and I was sure Williams and Yeager didn’t see it as a threat.”

From Graney investigators contacted a number of other individuals, though McElroy is the only other person known to have spoken to investigators, acknowledging she had met with investigators several times.

Graney said he offered investigators a sit down with he and Garth and offered to get Garth on the phone while the investigators were in his house. They declined and the meeting among the four of them never happened. The investigators asked Graney to wear a wire during a conversation with Garth which he refused, Graney said.

The investigation then “died” Graney said for a time before coming back to life shortly after the August primary.

Graney said had he known from the outset the intent of the investigators visit he would have cut it short.

“If I had any idea what they were talking about I would have told them to buzz off,” Graney said. “I got myself bush-whacked by Williams. This thing was a comedy routine. It was Keystone Kops. This is silliness.”

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