Mike Arnold, right, and Lissa Casey give a press conference in Portland in January.

Mike Arnold, right, and Lissa Casey give a press conference in Portland in January.

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Oregon State Bar officials have dismissed complaints that accused Eugene attorney Mike Arnold of misconduct for going online to urge supporters of jailed Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation leader Ammon Bundy to file public records requests with state and federal authorities, in order to gather information for Bundy’s defense.

The bar’s assistant general counsel, Troy Wood, on Wednesday informed three people who had complained about Arnold’s tactics that a preliminary investigation conducted by his office found no professional misconduct had occurred.

“We conclude there is no sufficient basis to warrant a referral to (the bar’s) disciplinary counsel’s office for further review,” Wood wrote in a letter to the complainants.

The three complaints were lodged in April by residents of New York, Massachusetts and North Carolina.

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