Ex-Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber Violated Ethics Laws 11 Times, Report Finds
BY JONATHAN BACH
Former Gov. John Kitzhaber allegedly violated state ethics laws 11 times during his third and fourth terms as governor, according to an investigative report released Wednesday.
The new Oregon Government Ethics Commission report outlines a suite of alleged violations. The commission is poised to vote Friday on whether it agrees with its staff’s findings.
He used his office for financial gain, or to avoid financial problems, for former First Lady Cylvia Hayes and her consulting firm, 3EStrategies, the report said.
Kitzhaber failed to follow state laws to handle “potential conflicts of interest” when he took actions that may have impacted the consulting firm’s financial interests, the report said.
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