Bachmann, Iowa woman resolve lawsuit over stolen information claims


An Iowa woman who accused U.S. Rep Michele Bachmann of stealing an email list of home school supporters has resolved her lawsuit against the former presidential candidate, KSTP-TV reports.

Barbara Heki's lawyer said Friday that Heki's case against Bachmann and her senior Iowa campaign aides was dismissed, but would not give any details on how the case was resolved.

Heki -- a longtime board member of the Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators -- was a volunteer on Bachmann's 2012 Iowa Caucus campaign.

According to KSTP, the woman accused Bachmann's campaign chairman, Sen. Kent Sorenson of Indianola, of taking her personal computer without permission, and then accessed it for home school information to use for the campaign.

The Star Tribune reports that the case remains under investigation in Iowa. The case reportedly ignited internal divisions in the campaign, which in turn sparked allegations of financial and ethical impropriety. Those allegations are currently being investigated by the FBI, the Federal Elections Commission and the Office of Congressional Ethics.

Sorensen also remains under investigation by Iowa officials, after allegations of taking undisclosed payments to support Bachmann's presidential run.

Bachmann announced in a video posting on May 29 that she was not seeking a fifth term in Congress next year.

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