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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – An attorney says the former law enforcement chief who accused Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley of having an affair with an adviser has been questioned by federal investigators about the governor’s administration.

Kenny Mendelsohn, who represents former state law enforcement secretary Spencer Collier, would not elaborate Wednesday on what questions investigators asked.

A person close to the administration who also was questioned told The Associated Press FBI agents asked about the use of state grants and other resources. The person spoke on condition of anonymity, fearing retribution.

The revelations are the latest sign of trouble for Bentley, who has been the subject of an impeachment push since he admitted making inappropriate comments to the former aide, Rebekah Caldwell Mason. He has denied having an affair with her.

A spokeswoman for the governor declined to comment.

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