The Ethics Commission noted that public officials are prohibited from “using or attempting to use their official positions to obtain a personal financial benefit or avoid a personal financial detriment, that would not have been available but for holding the public position.”



Further investigation is also needed to determine whether Lindsey may have had a conflict of interest when he initiated a lawsuit naming the property owners and others.

Templeton also said Lindsey made photocopies of the property owners’ Oregon Medical Marijuana Program cards and permits.


Lindsey said he welcomes the investigation.
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