Mortenson Announcement Set for Thursday

Montana AG will release findings

Greg Mortenson November 2011

Greg Mortenson November 2011     Photo: CAI SARFRAZ KHAN 2011

Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock plans to release the results of a year-long investigation into allegations that author Greg Mortenson mismanaged the Central Asia Institute on Thursday at 11 A.M. MST, according to a press release from the Attorney General's office. In April, 2011, author and former Outside contributor John Krakauer published an article for Byliner suggesting that Mortenson improperly used CIA funds to purchase copies of his book, Three Cups of Tea, and travel on a private jet. Outside's editorial director Alex Heard, who will live tweet Bullock's press conference tomorrow, is the only journalist to have spoken with Mortenson since the publication of Krakauer's article. Mortenson is also facing a class-action suit brought by readers of his book.

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