DA Green: Investigation into Maggard conflict of interest claims shows no wrongdoing

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The Kern County District Attorney’s Office cleared county supervisor Mike Maggard in its investigation into potential conflicts of interest.

In February cannabis advocate David Abbasi accused supervisors Leticia Perez and Maggard of playing favorites with dispensaries.

[READ: Charges filed against Supervisor Perez over county marijuana vote]

When Supervisor Perez  recused herself from future marijuana votes in May, she called on Maggard to do the same.

Supervisor Maggard repeatedly denied those accusations with District Attorney Lisa Green announcing her office’s investigation found no wrongdoing.

Maggard released a statement Tuesday which says in part: 

“We now need the justice system to follow its process to conclusion in order to remove corruption, self-serving influence and suspicion from our local government. The people of our community deserve nothing less.”

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