When citizens challenged Ada Commishes over the handling of the Dynamis trash to energy lease at a Tuesday hearing, there was an interesting revelation from Commish Sharon Ullman who put the issue at the steps of the Prosecuting Attorney’s office.
As reported in the STATESMAN, Ullman asserted, “We have followed the advice of our attorneys,” Ada County Prosecutor Greg Bower and Chief Deputy Prosecutor Ted Argyle. We have followed their advice the entire time through this project. So these allegations of doing something illegal, need to be directed to the prosecutor’s office,” Ullman said.
The GUARDIAN has been critical of the attorneys, reminding them they should be working for the CITIZENS of Ada County, not just the commissioners.
If Ullman is to be believed, any legal irregularities uncovered by the current outside investigation should include the actions of the Prosecutor. When confronted by party faithful and county insiders about the scandal, county attorneys invariably respond with, “Our clients don’t always follow our advice.”
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