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If the Deschutes County Commissioner Tony DeBone gets his way, District Attorney Patrick Flahertys' salary will be cut by about 20%. The Bulletin reports that DeBone believes Flaherty has “run amok and is wasting taxpayer money.” The plan is to offset the cost of the current Grand Jury investigation Flaherty began last month with the savings from Flaherty's salary reduction. DeBone says the County just doesn't have the budget for a court battle: “And the other part of this is: out legal counsel, the one we pay fulltime staff, is the target of this investigation. So now, to cover ourselves we have to go to outside legal counsel. So this is lawyer challenging a lawyer, so we needed to hire another lawyer. And it’s a real shame at this point.” DeBone says County staff is sending a lot of time with Flaherty's public records request, and that is becoming quite expensive, along with the attorney's fees. Flaherty charges that the County intentionally released personal information about his employees. The State says most of Flaherty's salary, about $104,000, is paid by the State and the County supplements it with another $26,000.

 

 

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