I was disappointed in your report (on Cylvia Hayes, News in Briefs, 6-1), which read like it was written from a news release. No mention was made of Judge Frank Yraguen's investigation or the large amount of money spent on multiple investigations.
The following is information I read or heard on broadcast and print news.Kulongoski asked Attorney General John Kroger to hire independent counsel to review the case (because he didn't like Kroger's analysis of the case ?). Kroger denied his department had a conflict and refused.
Kulongoski hired Judge Frank Yraguen to review the case.
Evidently Kulongoski didn't like Yraguen's analysis of the case and hired a (friendly?) Portland law firm.
(Did someone in the state government finally get the results they wanted after the third investigation?)
- Jim Bowers