Last year government watchdog group Colorado Ethics Watch asked the state's Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel to investigate charges that Colorado-licensed attorney and former Congressman Scott McInnis violated professional ethics when he reportedly plagiarized articles he was contracted to write for the Hasan Family Foundation. The plagiarism charges tanked McInnis's 2010 campaign for governor, but the Regulation Counsel found McInnis not guilty of either plagiarizing or misrepresenting his work to the foundation
. The Counsel's report on the investigation released Friday fingers the Denver Post, which broke the plagiarism story
, as the guilty party in the scandal, saying the paper's reporting was riddled with errors.