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Ethics panel rules against commissioner on two counts


January 30, 2019

JOHN LINDSEY, foreground, listens during the Oregon Government Ethics Commission hearing in Salem Friday.

The Oregon Government Ethics Commission last week determined that Linn County Commissioner John Lindsey violated state law requiring the disclosure of a potential conflict of interest twice, while dismissing a third allegation.

At the Jan. 25 hearing in Salem, the commission also dismissed an allegation against Lindsey of misusing his office.

The allegations stemmed from a complaint filed by William Templeton that the commissioner, who was re-elected on Nov. 6, had used his office to harass the owners and residents of a property and attempt to shut down a personal medical marijuana grow o...

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