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Thu., June 30, 2011, 4:01 p.m.

Outside Prosecutor Gets McGee Case

Malheur County District Attorney Dan Norris was asked by Ada County Prosecutor Greg Bower to handle the case against Sen. John McGee, R-Caldwell, in connection with a Father's Day morning arrest. "Because there might be an appearance of conflict, he asked me to handle it," Norris said Thursday. "Any prosecutor's office in Idaho would potentially have some kind of conflict in that he is a senator and every prosecutor's office has to lobby for public safety." McGee is charged with felony operating of a vehicle without the owner's permission and causing more than $1,000 damage and misdemeanor DUI. McGee, the Senate Republican Caucus chairman, is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Friday at 8:30 a.m. in the Ada County Courthouse/Dan Popkey, Idaho Statesman. More here.

Question: Is Ada County Prosecutor Greg Bower being wise in seeking outside council in the DUI/grand theft case involving Sen. John McGee?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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