PIPELINE HAWAII — A PILOT for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline was arrested Thursday in Hawaii, two weeks after he was indicted on charges related to an alleged scheme to hide the source of the oil pipeline’s financing.
State Rep. Doug Hoggard, who represents parts of Idaho’s eastern and western regions, was arrested at his home after being pulled over by police in Hawaii for failing to show up for a hearing.
He was taken to a nearby hospital where he was later released.
A state investigation into the alleged scheme was launched last month after an email purportedly sent by Hoggart to a lobbyist named Steve Salazar appeared in the public record.
Hoggards office was not immediately available for comment.
Hoggard’s lawyer did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment Thursday.
Haggard, 55, is the second legislator in Idaho to be arrested for alleged criminal activity in the last year.
In April, Republican state Rep. Matt Sperling was arrested in the same town.
His office declined to comment Thursday on the Hoggands arrest.
In August, Republican State Rep, Michael W. Jones, was also arrested in Clark County after he and his family were accused of selling a condo to a wealthy man in exchange for more than $1 million in government contracts.
His lawyer, Eric J. Smith, said he did not know Jones and did not speak with him about the charges.