BEND, OR -- A civil complaint filed against outgoing Deschutes County District Attorney Patrick Flaherty alleges he fired an employee for not providing enough political connections during Flaherty's re-election campaign.
The Bend Bulletin reports Bruce Endicott is suing Flaherty for $750,000. In the complaint, Endicott claims Flaherty hired him as Office Administrator to further his political prospects during the election - Endicott is related to Redmond Mayor George Endicott. Bruce Endicott says he was fired in May, just two days after Flaherty lost his re-election bid to John Hummel.
In July 2013, Flaherty settled a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by three other former employees for $710,000.