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Getting Sizemore Straight
During our show with four of the Republican candidates for governor, I asked Bill Sizemore how the indictments he's facing for tax evasion and the several million dollar judgment against him in a case brought by public employee unions affect his candidacy. He grinned and said it gives him good insight into the way things work! But he also said the Oregon Supreme Court overturned the judgment against him several years ago.
Not exactly. In December, 2006, an appeals court found Sizemore was not personally liable for a $2.5 million judgment against his two organizations which were sued in 2002 for racketeering by the Oregon Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers-Oregon. In July 2008, the Oregon Supreme Court upheld the size of the judgment and the liability of the organizations, and remanded the question of Sizemore's personal liability. According to the Associated Press, he was later found personally liable, but he has put in a new motion that's related so I'm still trying to sort out what's most current.
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