U of O Prof. Files Bar Complaint in Long v. Kroger Case

Complaint results from long-running DOJ investigation

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University of Oregon Economics Prof. Bill Harbaugh last week filed a complaint (PDF) with the Oregon State Bar against prominent Eugene lawyers Bill Gary and Sharon Rudnick and University of Oregon General Counsel Randy Geller. The complaint accuses Gary and Rudnick of misleading Marion County Judge Thomas Hart about the value of legal services their firm, Harrang Long Gary Rudnick, provided in ...   More
 
Monday, June 10, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Kroger's Office Defends Prosecutor in Cylvia Hayes Probe

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The continuing saga of the Oregon Department of Justice's aborted investigation into whether state Department of Energy staffers wrongfully steered a contract to a company run by Gov. John Kitzhaber's companion, Cylvia Hayes, has taken another turn.Sean Riddell, the former top DOJ criminal lawyer who led the investigation, was demoted in June. The official reasons given by Attorney General John Kroger ...   More
 
Thursday, August 4, 2011 by

Email Destruction at Oregon Department of Justice Brings Call for Special Prosecutor

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Lawyers for Mark Long, the former interim director of the Oregon Department of Energy, have asked Gov. John Kitzhaber to direct Attorney General John Kroger to appoint a special prosecutor who would investigate the deletion of emails by former Department of Justice criminal chief Sean Riddell."We write to urge you to direct Attorney General John Kroger, pursuant to ORS 180.070, to conduct immediately ...   More
 
Thursday, June 23, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

ODOE: Long Files Bar Complaint Against DOJ's Riddell

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Lawyers for the former director of the Oregon Department of Energy, Mark Long, filed a bar complaint (PDF) on May 13 against Sean Riddell, chief counsel for the Oregon Department of Justice's criminal division. The complaint levels serious accusations against Riddell, a top lieutenant to Attorney General John Kroger. "In the course of conducting a criminal investigation, Mr. Riddell repeatedly and ...   More
 
Monday, May 16, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Former Energy Department Director's Lawyer Sues Attorney General John Kroger

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The battle between former Oregon Department of Energy interim Director Mark Long and Attorney General John Kroger's Oregon Department of Justice continues to escalate.Bill Gary, Long's attorney, filed a lawsuit last week in Marion County Court accusing Kroger of withholding records related to the racketeering theory that Justice Department criminal investigators pursued in last year's probe into the ...   More
 
Thursday, April 14, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Read the Document: Two Powerful Lawyers Attack the Investigator in the Cylvia Hayes Probe

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As the probe continues into whether the Oregon Department of Energy unlawfully steered business to a company co-owned by Gov. John Kitzhaber's longtime companion, two well-connected defense lawyers have gone on the offensive against the chief investigator in the case.WW has obtained a 30-page letter (PDF) in which Dave Frohnmayer and Bill Gary outline a series of accusations against Sean Riddell (in ...   More
 
Tuesday, March 8, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

Read the Letter: Oregon Energy Department/Cylvia Hayes Investigation Gets Messy


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Last week, Attorney General John Kroger's office issued a statement marking the end of his investigation into contracting practices at the Oregon Department of Energy. "We are currently of the opinion that we could not prove beyond a reasonable doubt that any state employee committed Official Misconduct in the First or Second degree while awarding the Energy Assurance Grant," wrote Kroger's ...   More
 
Monday, January 3, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Energy Department Investigation: Former Agency Director's Lawyer Says DOJ In "Flagrant Violation" of Law

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The rhetoric around a recently-completed Oregon Department of Justice investigation into contracting practices at the state Department of Energy is getting even more heated. Yesterday, Bill Gary and Dave Frohnmayer, lawyers for former Energy Department director Mark Long penned a scathing letter [PDF] to Senior Assistant Attorney General Donna Sandoval-Bennett, expressing outrage about DOJ's handling ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

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