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Bonner County prosecutor: No conflict of interest

Marshall: Officials won't benefit from McEuen project

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Posted: Saturday, June 18, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 11:14 am, Fri Nov 16, 2012.

COEUR d'ALENE - Bonner County Prosecutor Louis Marshall said Friday conflict of interest violations for Coeur d'Alene city officials regarding the McEuen Field project do not exist.

The attorney sent an opinion letter stating that to Kootenai County Prosecutor Barry McHugh, Marshall said.

"My opinion is there are no criminal violations of the conflicts of interest statutes under Idaho law," he told The Press.

The Bonner County Prosecutors reviewed a complaint from Coeur d'Alene Rep. Kathy Sims that said ethics in government laws were breached as Coeur d'Alene city officials worked on the conceptual plan for the downtown park because some officials have business and property ties near the park.

Sims forwarded the complaint to the Idaho Attorney General's Office. The office said that violations didn't exist according to Idaho statute, but it couldn't investigate the matter.

Marshall's opinion said the officials wouldn't benefit directly from a park project.

McHugh's wife has had contracts with the city of Coeur d'Alene for public art pieces over the last couple of years. McHugh said he didn't feel there was a conflict of interest for him to look into the Coeur d'Alene matter because of those contracts, but asked Bonner County to handle it at Sims' request.

Sims said Friday afternoon she hadn't talked about the legal opinion with either of the attorneys and couldn't comment on where the issue would go from here.

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8 comments:

  • chasy posted at 12:14 am on Mon, Jun 20, 2011.

    chasy Posts: 14

    Charlie is no longer connected with LCDC. thank you for your post. קורס אילוף כלבים

     
  • RadRevD posted at 12:41 pm on Sun, Jun 19, 2011.

    RadRevD Posts: 3333

    Nothing like John's wife enmeshed with the GOBs!
    Meet the New Boss...Same as the Old Boss.
    I knew there was no hope for reform when I spoke with John.

     
  • Rogue Cop posted at 12:21 pm on Sun, Jun 19, 2011.

    Rogue Cop Posts: 2273

    Maybe the Council should take a lesson from McHugh...................

    "McHugh said he didn't feel there was a conflict of interest for him to look into the Coeur d'Alene matter because of those contracts, but asked Bonner County to handle it at Sims' request."

    .......................in order to avoid the perception of a conflict of interest. An advisory vote would accomplish the same thing for the Council.

     
  • Thaddeus posted at 11:53 am on Sat, Jun 18, 2011.

    Thaddeus Posts: 232

    Bumblebee posted at 11:19 am on Sat, Jun 18, 2011.

    Where's Mary? Where's Dan Gookin?


    They're off licking,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,their wounds.........;)

     
  • Bumblebee posted at 11:19 am on Sat, Jun 18, 2011.

    Bumblebee Posts: 104

    Where's Mary? Where's Dan Gookin? I see a few of the regular wingnuts are on here. More proof the city is doing nothing wrong. HA HA HA.

     
  • RadRevD posted at 10:18 am on Sat, Jun 18, 2011.

    RadRevD Posts: 3333

    Charlie is no longer connected with LCDC. McEuen is paybacks for his years of service. MayorB will likewise benefit in due time, except there isn't enough time remaining.

     
  • uncle fester posted at 7:00 am on Sat, Jun 18, 2011.

    uncle fester Posts: 831

    "wouldn't benefit directly".

     
  • TakeBackTheUSA posted at 4:47 am on Sat, Jun 18, 2011.

    TakeBackTheUSA Posts: 765

    Oh yes, I see - said the blind man to his deaf daughter. It warms the heart to know that there's such altruism rampant in Cda.

     
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