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Gold mining firm hires former interior secretary

2 years 3 weeks 6 days ago Tuesday, April 16 2019 Apr 16, 2019 April 16, 2019 10:01 AM April 16, 2019 in News - AP National

By ELLEN KNICKMEYER and MATTHEW BROWN
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - Ryan Zinke, the former Trump Cabinet official in charge of the country's natural resources, has landed a more than $100,000-a-year job with a Nevada gold mining firm.

Zinke confirmed Tuesday he has accepted the consulting and board position with U.S. Gold Corp., a company with business before Zinke's former agency, the Interior Department.

His new job comes about four months after he resigned as Interior secretary amid ethics allegations.

CEO Edward Karr says he expects Zinke's recent Cabinet position will help his company move ahead with mining projects on state and federal lands.

Karr says Zinke will receive $114,000 a year as a board member and consultant. The company's filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission says Zinke will also receive up to $120,000 a year in expenses.

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