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New developments in the Pondera County Sheriffs case, there may be a conflict of interest.

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     The judge that recused himself in Suta's divorce in May of this year, is the same judge that issued a temporary injunction for the December 11th recall election.
Raises the question should he recuse himself in this case.

     In July a recall petition was filed by Stacy Welker saying Sheriff Carl Suta was unfit for the job. The petition comes after allegations of leaving the county at risk, creating a hostile work environment, and showing favoritism in crimes involving his children.

     In November Sheriff Suta filed an injunction which was granted by Judge Olson. The injunction prevents the printing of ballots for the recall election on December 11, 2017. 

     According to court documents,  the reason judge Olson recused himself from Suta's divorce was due to the court's involvement with the Pondera county sheriffs office and the drug court. at this time it's unclear if he plans on recusing himself in this case at all.
 

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