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Umatilla County District Attorney Found Guilty of Official Misconduct

Dean Gushwa resigns after judge's finding of guilt for official misconduct.

Umatilla County District Attorney Dean Gushwa
Umatilla County District Attorney Dean Gushwa . Photo: dailyprosecutor.com

(SALEM, Ore.) - Umatilla County District Attorney Dean Gushwa was found guilty today of official misconduct and resigned.

Gushwa waived his right to a jury and was found guilty by Circuit Judge Gregory Baxter after a stipulated facts trial. Baxter sentenced Gushwa to 3 years probation, during which time he cannot hold public office.

Gushwa had agreed to resign regardless of the outcome of the trial as part of a pre-trial agreement.

Last August, the Oregon Department of Justice opened a criminal investigation into alleged criminal conduct by Gushwa based on a referral by the Pendleton Police Department.

Senior Assistant Attorneys General Erin Greenawald and Jennifer Gardiner prosecuted the case for the Department of Justice. Special Agent Kim Hyde was the lead investigator.

Attorney General John Kroger leads the Oregon Department of Justice, he is the top law enforcement officer in the state.

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Source: News release from the Oregon Attorney General's Office




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anonomous March 31, 2014 9:19 pm (Pacific time)

this guy seems sick


Anonymous001 May 13, 2011 1:49 pm (Pacific time)

Gushwa used his office to obtain sexual gratification and then cover it up. He forced employees into a relationship: He admits to having sexual contact with two female employees, representing an “unauthorized exercise of official duties”.


Anonymous May 13, 2011 6:07 am (Pacific time)

So, exactly what did he do? This press release report was designed to protect the S.O.B. by not providing ANY salient details. Typical for the system to protect itself.

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