Feds: Former US Attorney for Oregon lied about affair

Amanda Marshall won't face prosecution

US Attorney Amanda Marshall outside US Federal Court in downtown Portland, Oct. 1, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)
US Attorney Amanda Marshall outside US Federal Court in downtown Portland, Oct. 1, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The Office of the Inspector General says former U.S. Attorney for Oregon Amanda Marshall had an inappropriate relationship with a subordinate and lied about it when confronted.

The inspector general released the findings Tuesday in a brief investigative summary that did not identify Marshall by name. A government official speaking on the condition of anonymity confirmed it’s about Marshall.

Marshall cited health problems when she resigned last year amid rumors she had an affair with an assistant U.S. attorney and harassed him when the relationship ended.

The inspector general says Marshall won’t face prosecution, but the findings will be forwarded to the Office of Professional Responsibility. That office will decide whether Marshall’s conduct warrants referral to appropriate bar authorities.

Marshall’s attorney Charese Rohny said she would speak with Marshall about whether to comment.

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