Kobach nominates former federal prosecutor as KBI director


Republican Attorney General-elect Kris Kobach is nominating former federal prosecutor Tony Mattivi to run the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.

Mattivi had run unsuccessfully against Kobach for attorney general in the Republican primary for attorney general. He later endorsed Kobach in the general election. His name has been circulating as a candidate to run the KBI for weeks.

"Tony Mattivi is a highly qualified public safety professional with decades of experience working with law enforcement to put away some of the nation’s most violent and dangerous offenders,” Kobach said in a statement.

“Along . . .


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