The Oregon State Bar says it has found enough evidence of possible misconduct by Deschutes County District Attorney Patrick Flaherty. It will now go to the Bar’s Disciplinary Office for further investigation. The State Bar will now analyze the case and will then decide whether to dismiss the complaint or move to the next step.
The investigation was triggered by a complaint filed in March that D.A. Patrick Flaherty abused his power by calling a Grand Jury to settle a personal score with Deschutes County Legal Counsel Mark Pilliod.