A Department of Justice investigation of financial irregularities in the Jefferson County Treasurer’s Office has resulted in the indictment of Treasurer Deena Goss on 36 counts of misconduct.
Goss, the county’s treasurer for the past 11 years, will be arraigned on the charges on Friday, Aug. 8, at 11:30 a.m., in the Jefferson County Circuit Court.
Attorney Todd Grover, who represents Goss, issued a statement Tuesday, noting, “Ms. Goss steadfastly maintains her innocence, and looks forward to a thorough and public trial of the evidence.”
As an elected official, Goss placed herself on administrative leave April 10, when the Oregon Department of Justice opened an investigation into financial irregularities in her office.
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