DA Comments on Letter to Bar and Tort Claim Notice
July 29, 2011 at 5:00 PM
Today District Attorney, Patrick Flaherty learned that the Board of County Commissioners instructed its attorneys from Eugene, Dave Frohnmayer and Bill Gary, to send a letter to the Oregon State Bar. The 12 page letter appears to be a more sophisticated rendition of the anonymous bar complaint that was filed against him on March 25, 2011. Patrick Flaherty stated, “I am disappointed that none of the county commissioners asked to speak with me about their concerns before taking this unusual action.”
In addition, Flaherty learned that Deschutes County legal counsel, Mark Pilliod, filed a tort claim notice with the State of Oregon indicating that Pilliod intends to file a lawsuit relating to the grand jury investigation of his conduct in disclosing personnel file information.
“Because these matters are pending before the Oregon State Bar or are before the court, I am not able to comment further at this time except to say that I have great confidence the truth will prevail,” Flaherty adds.