Recently posted to the OJCIN website is a public records request filing against the City of Gresham for documents proving Morales illegally used his office to influence the hiring/firing of city employees.
If proven, the city charter demands immediate termination of Morales’ position on city council.
Here’s what’s interesting: The city employee refusing the documents is a personal friend of Morales. So they are referred to the Multnomah County DA, a one Mike Schmidt who was a recipient of campaign donations from East County Rising PAC only one month prior to the filing for information.
The DA of course is refusing to hand over the incriminating documents, stating it is the jurisdiction of the courts. So now we wait as this is taken to court to obtain records otherwise easily obtained.
In the meantime, Morales has other financial abuse questions left unanswered