Sunday, October 24, 2010

Jon Russell buddy Bivens facing 5 years in Club Fed.

Russell, a Washougal City Councilman and failed Congressional/state representative candidate, was in large part responsible for the hiring of Jeffery Bivens to the position of City Finance director, only to have $100,000 vaporize while discovering that Bivens wasn't bondable.

Russell, a friend of Bivens, is responsible in part for the sweetheart deal Bivens got to leave Washougal.

You remember, right? $45,000 to leave a job he never should have got in the first place? Since the city council, including Russell, hired Bivens KNOWING he had been suspended by the Bar for 18 months as a result of "charging unreasonable fees, conflicts of interest, failure to preserve the identity of clients’ property and dishonest conduct."

Now, Bivens seems to have bigger fish to fry... though the $100,000 seems to be remaining invisible.

Washougal City Government. You get something out of it whether you go there or not.

Cross posted at Clark County Politics.


  1. What happened to Mr. Russell's "ELECT JON RUSSELL" website?

  2. Good question. It's been down for awhile now.

  3. here's a new one - Jon boy made slanderous comments at Washougal City Council Monday night about a potential candidate for Planning Commission, lawyers have probably had to be hired. Nice work Jon, way to look after our tax dollars - not!