Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray has asked the state Office of Campaign and Political Finance to investigate whether former Chelsea Housing Authority director Michael McLaughlin improperly raised money for Murray's political campaigns in the past.
Murray made the request in a letter on Monday, referring to a story in The Boston Globe on Sunday.
Murray said his political committee would cooperate fully in any probe.
McLaughlin resigned from his post at the housing agency in November after the disclosure that he was earning a $360,000 annual salary.
The lieutenant governor has acknowledged that McLaughlin was a political supporter. But Murray has also said in the past that he was misled by McLaughlin and was unaware of the hefty salary.
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