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No criminal charges for Clallam DCD director

August 23rd, 2013 - 12:42pm

(Port Angeles) -- The state attorney general's office is declining to file criminal charges against Clallam County's Community Development Director.

In a letter sent to the Clallam Prosecutor, Assistant AG Scott Marlow says while the case brings up some issues, none rise to the level of filing of criminal charges.

The investigation arose from a whistleblower complaint against Sheila Roark Miller that then led to an inquiry into whether or not the elected DCD director had benefited from her position. Those items included inspections on her own property as well as backdating of a permit to allow a property owner to not face requirements of the new Dungeness water rule.

But Marlow writes Miller's position as an elected DCD director and is granted a broad authority to manage issues such as permitting and dating of inspection reports.

He writes that some of the accusations outlined in the report might raise morale or personnel issues, non appeared done in malice or with the intent to knowingly break the law.


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