The legal expense trust fund for Grant County Sheriff Glenn Palmer, who is being investigated by the Oregon Department of Justice, received more than $20,000 in donations between April and June, including one that appears to be from a fictional character with a false address.
Trustee Jodie Fleck filed the required quarterly statement for the Glenn E. Palmer Legal Expense Trust Fund with the Oregon Government Ethics Commission July 14, reporting $20,450.15 in donations and $5,268.93 in expenses from April 12, when the fund was created, to June 30.
Someone who donated $100 June 7 is listed in the report as John Galt, 138 Got Ur Six Way, Galts Gulch, CA 97632. The ZIP code actually corresponds to Malin, Oregon, near Klamath Falls. “Galts Gulch” does not appear on a California Department of Transportation list of cities in the state.
Galt’s Gulch is, however, mentioned in Ayn Rand’s 1957 novel “Atlas Shrugged” as the location where character John Galt leads a campaign against the government.
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