Minnesota House Republicans are crying “foul” after state Human Services Department transferred its Inspector General Carolyn Ham — on leave and under investigation for an alleged fraud cover-up — to a different division in that agency. Elk River Representative Nick Zerwas says what’s “really, really shocking”…

…”that this woman should be brought back as a public employee in the general counsel’s office at taxpayers’ expense, when the taxpayer-funded investigation hasn’t even been completed.”

State Human Services Department officials were not immediately available to respond.