Supe Terry Lamphier retains attorney |

Supe Terry Lamphier retains attorney

Nevada County Supervisor Terry Lamphier has recently retained the services of Nevada City attorney Stephen Munkelt.

“Supervisor Lamphier is still troubled with the anonymous mail delivered to the county less than two weeks before the Nov. 4 election,” Munkelt said in a prepared statement. “As his attorney I am also concerned that a tip suggesting improper use of county computer resources was somehow twisted into public speculation about child pornography. My client affirms his innocence of any criminal conduct. He intends to return to his official duties as a Supervisor and his campaign for Grass Valley City Council.”

Last week, Nevada County CEO Rick Haffey confirmed that Lamphier was a subject of a criminal investigation, after the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office had acknowledged it had served a search warrant on Lamphier’s Grass Valley home and car on Oct. 25.

In response to a joint public records request filed by The Union and, sheriff’s office officials released an Internet search history and web-page view history that was allegedly discovered on Lamphier’s computer.

“We ask the media and the community to remember that there has not even been any accusation of wrongdoing at this time,” Munkelt said. “Investigations are under way, but so far there is only an anonymous letter timed to disrupt the election.”

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