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Memo regarding an alleged bribe of a judge involved in the incorporation of Rajneeshpuram

PUA_MS96_2617.pdf

Title

Memo regarding an alleged bribe of a judge involved in the incorporation of Rajneeshpuram

Description

Memorandum from Mark J. Greenfield, the staff attorney for the anti-Rajneesh group 1000 Friends of Oregon, to Henry R. Richmond, director of the same group. Greenfield provides information on the Wasco County Court's ruling approving the petition that would incorporate the city of Rajneeshpuram. He writes about a cattle sale between County Judge Richard Cantrell and the Rajneesh. The 1000 Friends of Oregon thought that the sale could constitute a bribe. Evidence in the memorandum shows the transaction began prior to the court date. Other affidavits suggest the 1000 Friends of Oregon would have grounds to argue 'bribe receiving' and general misconduct had been committed by Judge Cantrell. Also included are sources, various testimonies, and a recommendation that Governor Atiyeh be contacted for a full-scale investigation. This item was a part of the papers of Bob Oliver, Governor Atiyeh's legal counsel.

Creator

1000 Friends of Oregon

Contributor

Greenfield, Mark J.

Date

1982

Subject

Rajneeshpuram (Or.)
Rajneeshees

Identifier

PUA_MS96_2617

Rights

Copyright not evaluated

Citation

1000 Friends of Oregon, “Memo regarding an alleged bribe of a judge involved in the incorporation of Rajneeshpuram,” Pacific University Archives Exhibits, accessed October 25, 2020, https://exhibits.lib.pacificu.edu/items/show/7737.

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