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Culver appoints interim director for IDED

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -- A shake up in Iowa's film industry with three people now without a job, as state officials prepare to investigate inappropriate spending.

Monday Governor Chet Culver fired the Iowa Film Office Director and the Deputy Director of the Department of Economic Development resigned.  The Director of the Department of Economic Development stepped down Friday.

At a press conference in Cedar Rapids Tuesday Culver addressed the investigation.

"From some of the things we've seen it does appear that there were some very serious abuses, and because of that, I'm outraged." Culver said.  "It's unacceptable."

Tuesday Culver appointed Fred Hubbell as Interim Director of the Department of Economic Development.

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