State Agrees to Pay $1 Million to Mark Long to Settle Oregon Energy Department Investigation Case

Case stems from allegations former AG John Kroger violated a former state agency director's rights during a criminal investigation


The Oregon Department of Justice has agreed to pay a $1 million settlement to former Oregon Energy Department director Mark Long to settle claims the state violated his rights when it put him under criminal investigation in 2010.The settlement, released to WW by Long's attorneys, is here.The investigation stemmed from allegations he steered a contract to a firm co-owned by Cylvia Hayes, companion of ...   More
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

U of O Prof. Files Bar Complaint in Long v. Kroger Case

Complaint results from long-running DOJ investigation

John Kroger

University of Oregon Economics Prof. Bill Harbaugh last week filed a complaint (PDF) with the Oregon State Bar against prominent Eugene lawyers Bill Gary and Sharon Rudnick and University of Oregon General Counsel Randy Geller. The complaint accuses Gary and Rudnick of misleading Marion County Judge Thomas Hart about the value of legal services their firm, Harrang Long Gary Rudnick, provided in ...   More
Monday, June 10, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

"Put that in your Pipe and Smoke it" Among Classes Canceled, Altered at Reed College


Reed College has pulled the plug on classes called "Put That In Your Pipe and Smoke It" and “Adroit Anticipation of Awesome Altered Adventures 201."The two classes are part of a program called Paideia—free, non-credit "enrichment" courses on any topic taught by Reed students, staff and alumni held the week before spring semester.However, as reported yesterday by student newspaper The Quest, the ...   More
Friday, February 1, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Oregon State Bar Dismisses Complaint Against Sean Riddell


The Oregon State Bar on Saturday dismissed a complaint against Sean Riddell, the former chief of the Oregon Department of Justice's criminal justice division.Riddell, a former gang prosecutor in the Multnomah County District Attorney's office, came to DOJ in 2009 as the protege of then-Attorney General John Kroger, himself a former federal mob prosecutor.Riddell's aggressive approach cost a couple ...   More
Thursday, September 27, 2012 by Nigel Jaquiss

University of Oregon Counsel Slams Oregon DOJ

Says Kroger's Agency Retaliated and Blackballed Law Firm

John Kroger

Earlier this week, WW reported that lawyers for Mark Long, the former director of the Oregon Department of Energy, are seeking $432,000 in legal fees for their representation of Long in a case against the Oregon Department of Justice. Marion County Judge Thomas Hart previously awarded Long's lawyers at the Harrang Long Gary Rudnick firm fees in the case, Long v. Kroger, which centered around the claim ...   More
Thursday, July 19, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Murmurs: Kroger’s Legacy and Occupy Still Making Waves

City to Occupy: Why don’t you do it in the road?

Ex-Attorney General John Kroger has left for Reed College, but his legacy at the Oregon Department of Justice continues. On July 2, the Harrang Long Gary Rudnick law firm sent the state a $431,0   More
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Former State Energy Official Sues Kroger, Riddell, Justice Department For $17.5 Million


As long expected, the former interim director of the Oregon Department of Energy, Mark Long, has filed a lawsuit against outgoing Oregon Attorney General John Kroger, his former chief criminal attorney, Sean Riddell, and the Oregon Department of Justice, over their conduct during an investigation.The lawsuit was filed today in Marion County Circuit Court. It was expected because Long filed a tort claim ...   More
Thursday, June 21, 2012 by Corey Pein

The Smartest Guy in the Room

What does Reed College know about John Kroger that people in Oregon politics don’t?

Cover Story
On July 1, John Richard Kroger will become the 15th president in the 101-year history of Reed College.  He will earn...   More
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Cattle Rancher Faces Jail and $300,000 Penalty After Environmental Conviction by Kroger's Office


Attorney General John Kroger, who campaigned on a promise to put environmental polluters behind bars, has doubled his count of jailed polluters: The total is now two.Kroger's office prosecuted an 86-year-old Columbia County cattle rancher for dumping manure in Muddy Creek and South Scappoose Creek, tributaries of the Columbia River, and operating his farm without proper permits.The farmer, William ...   More
Thursday, March 22, 2012 HANNAH HOFFMAN

The Puzzle At Justice

John Kroger, Oregon’s most ambitious politician, won’t run for re-election due to an illness he won’t disclose.

News Stories
It’s been a long time since Oregon has seen a politician as ambitious as John Kroger.   More
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS


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