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Directors sued for financial violations
June 9, 2006 by STEVE KADEL,
Among issues raised in their
lawsuit is an allegation the board put as much as $2
million in federal funds, intended for district use,
into a private bank account.
Bourdet declined Thursday to comment on an ongoing lawsuit. However, defense attorney Mike Martinis of Salem called the comments about his clients “serious allegations.”
“There was never any money
paid out (by BIA),” he said. “Once it comes in it
will go into a Modoc account.”
Martinis said he looked at
more than 8,000 pages of documents plaintiffs have
requested. Those include e-mails, correspondence,
calendar entries and banking records related to the
district's dam removal project.
The lawsuit claims proper elections have not been
conducted for district board positions, and board
meetings are conducted in a way that “impairs
meaningful participation by owners of land within
Other plaintiffs to the lawsuit are Bill and Myrna Boyd and Loren Walch.
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