Topinka's Former Deputy Says She Wanted Document Shredded

Martin Kovarik says in a sworn statement that -- as Topinka's deputy treasurer in 1995, he was told to order another worker to get rid of a list of investors connected to a hotel loan.

Kovarik later that year left his position after revelations that he owed more than $50,000 in federal tax money.

Topinka says she never gave such orders, and she contends Kovarik has an ax to grind.

Kovarik's affidavit was released today by Jim Oberweis, who's running against Topinka for the Republican nomination in the governor's race.