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Oregon Governor will find temporary replacement for Gushwa

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UMATILLA COUNTY, Wash. --   Umatilla District Attorney Dean Gushwa has resigned as part of a plea deal, but now some are wondering what will happen with his elected position.

The Oregon Department of Justice has been running the DS office since August of last year and will continue to do so until a replacement is found, says Tony Greene with the DOJ.

The governor's office will soon begin the process to find a temporary replacement until the next election in November.

Gushwa was found guilty of one charge of official misconduct Wednesday for using his government position to get a discount at a hotel for personal use.  He was originally facing eight misconduct charges and 11 contempt of court charges alleging he used his power to harass and threaten two employees into having a sexual relationship with him.  Those charges were dropped.

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