Todd Graves, a Platte County resident and prominent Kansas City attorney, has been appointed special counsel for the Bipartisan Investigative Committee on Privacy Protection.
Graves, a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, is a former United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, Assistant Attorney General for the State of Missouri, and Platte County Prosecuting Attorney.
“Todd is one of the most highly-respected attorneys and former law enforcement officials in Missouri, and I know that he will be a tremendous asset to the Bipartisan Investigative Committee on Privacy Protection as they work to find answers about Department of Revenue policies which have placed Missourians’ private information at risk,” said Speaker Tim Jones.
Jones has been in communication with Attorney General Chris Koster and spoke with Gov. Jay Nixon before appointing the independent investigative committee to look into the Department of Revenue scandal.
“It is my hope that Gov. Nixon and his administration will fully cooperate to expedite the investigation. If no laws were broken, there really should not be a reason for the Nixon administration not to cooperate,” added Jones.
“I look forward to working with Todd as the committee works to find answers about the extent of this scandal. I know that his advice will be invaluable as we work to hold those responsible accountable and recommend solutions which will help prevent another situation like this from ever taking place. Stopping the scanning, storage, and sharing of Missourians’ private information is of the utmost importance,” said Russ Oliver, prosecutor for Stoddard County and chair of the Bipartisan Investigative Committee on Privacy Protection.