Monday, September 13, 2010

Ethics Complaint Filed Against Marc Elrich

Crisfield Seafood restaurant co-owner John R. Landis has filed an ethics complaint against Council Member Marc Elrich over his aid to a lawsuit against Montgomery County's Fillmore project. Landis cites provisions of the Ethics Code forbidding county officials from assisting lawsuits against the county government. The Examiner reported that Elrich's actions sparked an investigation by the Executive Branch seeking to determine whether he broke the law. The matter will now be decided by the county's Ethics Commission. Ethics complaints are normally confidential, but Landis sent his to the County Executive and the County Council, thereby making it a public document. We reprint the complaint below.