Oregon secretary of state… resigns…
Gov. Tina Kotek… called for the Oregon Government Ethics Commission to investigate Fagan’s actions and for the Department of Justice to look at the cannabis audit… Kotek said she supported Fagan’s decision to step down.
Oregon Secretary of State Shemia Fagan is stepping down amid calls for her resignation after she took a… cannabis consulting job at the same time her office is conducting an audit of the state’s cannabis industry. Fagan signed a contract with private marijuana company Veriede Holding and was receiving $10,000 a month – and would have received $30,000 in bonuses – for “successful acquisition of license(s)” Veriede and its affiliates obtained outside of Oregon or New Mexico, according to the contract. One of the owners of the company also donated about $30,000 to Fagan’s campaign fund.
Original Article (MSN and USA Today):
‘Trying to make ends meet’: Oregon secretary of state Shemia Fagan resigns amid cannabis scandal
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