The Kansas Secretary of State’s office received 218 rounds of ammunition for a handgun Thursday morning after the FBI conducted an investigation into bullets that went missing after Kris Kobach left the post in January.
Kobach’s GOP successor, Kansas Secretary of State Scott Schwab, requested the inquiry in July when his staff realized that 1,000 rounds of Winchester 9mm Luger ammunition were unaccounted for after a review of office accounts. The ammo was purchased with $174 in taxpayer funds by the office in 2017 during Kobach’s tenure….
Kobach became the only secretary of state in the nation with prosecutorial power in 2015 when the Kansas Legislature empowered him to prosecute voter fraud and other election-related crimes.
Craig McCullah, the former assistant deputy secretary of state, said he was asked to become certified as a law enforcement officer to conduct interviews for Kobach’s investigations. Local police agencies had indicated they did not have the resources to work on election-related inquiries.
An infantry officer in the U.S. Army Reserve, McCullah said he never used the gun in the course of his job, but carried as part of his certification. He returned the remaining 218 rounds after getting a call from the FBI earlier this week.