Colorado

Jan 3, 2014 3:12 PM by David Randall

Grand Junction airport authority chairman resigns

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - Denny Granum has resigned as chairman of the Grand Junction Airport Authority amid a federal fraud probe.

Granum said in his resignation letter to the Mesa County Board of Commissioners his decision is related to the federal investigation into possible fiscal mismanagement. He says he does not want to impede the investigation.

According to the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, the resignation follows the firing of the director of aviation while the federal investigation continues into airport business.

The FBI is conducting an investigation into unknown airport affairs and has said only that its probe concerns allegations of fraud. FBI agents executed search warrants at the airport's administrative offices and seized financial documents Nov. 7, and a judge has sealed that search warrant.

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