Reports: Ala. AG's ex-employees called to testify

Attorney General Troy King
Attorney General Troy King

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Former employees of Alabama Attorney General Troy King have been called to testify before a federal grand jury, two newspapers report.

The Montgomery Independent newspaper reported Tuesday that seven witnesses were called last week to testify before the grand jury in Montgomery.

The Independent cited sign-in logs at the courthouse and observation of people entering and leaving the grand jury room, and identified the witnesses as former employees of the attorney general's office.

An aide to King, Chris Bence, said Tuesday that King has not been notified about the investigation.

The Birmingham News reported that U.S. Attorney Alice Martin of Birmingham attended all three grand jury sessions.

Martin declined to comment when contacted by The Associated Press.

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