DOVER, Del. (AP) — An attorney for former Delaware Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell wants federal prosecutors to investigate the head of a group that filed a complaint last year alleging O’Donnell had illegally spent campaign money.

O’Donnell’s lawyer alleged in a letter to the U.S. Attorney’s office that Melanie Sloan, executive director of Citizens for Ethics and Responsibility in Washington, knowingly made false statements in the complaint against O’Donnell.

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O’Donnell’s lawyer says the complaint was based on an affidavit from a former campaign worker that contained false information and was not properly vetted.

Sloan, a former prosecutor, said O’Donnell and her lawyers were unfamiliar with the law and that CREW was unconcerned.

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Federal prosecutors informed O’Donnell’s campaign lawyer Friday that they were closing their review and did not intend to pursue criminal charges.

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