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Adams Investigative Summary Version 2

Adams Investigative Summary Version 2

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Published by The Oregonian
Oregon Attorney General John Kroger's investigative reports in the case of Portland Mayor Sam Adams. Kroger did not recommend charges against the mayor.
Oregon Attorney General John Kroger's investigative reports in the case of Portland Mayor Sam Adams. Kroger did not recommend charges against the mayor.

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Criminal Investigatory Material/Internal Communication - CONFIDENTIAL
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Adams: Investigative Summary
Yellow: Clarification needed from existing investigative documents.Green: Additional investigative work necessary.
BASIS FOR INVESTIGATION
On January 21, 2009, Multnomah County District Attorney Michael Schrunk andPortland Police Chief Rosanne Sizer requested that the Oregon Department of Justice (DOJ)conduct an investigation into the facts surrounding the reported relationship between PortlandMayor Sam Adams and Beau Breedlove.
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Our inquiry is limited to determining whether therehas been a violation of the criminal laws of the State of Oregon.
SCOPE OF INVESTIGATIONQuestion #1
: Did Adams and Breedlove have criminal sexual contact when Breedlove was 17?
Question #2
: Did Adams hire Amy Ruiz as a Planning and Sustainability Advisor/Liaison tokeep her from pursing/printing the Breedlove story?During this investigation, the following persons were interviewed on the dates indicated:1.
 
Mario Aguilar - March 16
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(Friend of Beau Breedlove)2.
 
Jane Ames – February 11
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and February 19
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(Adams staff)3.
 
Robert Ball – February 4
th
(Real estate developer)4.
 
Jesse Beason – February 12
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and February 19
th
(Previous Adams staff)5.
 
Pollyanne Birge – February 17
th
(City of Portland staff)6.
 
Beau Breedlove – February 23
rd
, March 26
th
, April 14
th
and May 1
st
 7.
 
Kate Brown – April 20
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(Secretary of State)8.
 
Roland Chlapowski – February 12
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, February 19
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and March 18
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(Adams staff)9.
 
Catherine Ciarlo – February 12
th
(Adams staff)10.
 
Glenn Clark – March 18
th
(DePaul Industries Security Guard)11.
 
Radcliffe Dacanay – April 8
th
(City of Portland Planning Bureau)12.
 
Jacoby Demissie – March 20
th
(Previous DePaul Industries Security Guard)13.
 
Carol Duong – February 11
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and April 9
th
(Adams staff)14.
 
Cevero Gonzales – February 12
th
and May 4
th
(Adams staff)15.
 
David Gonzales – February 25
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(Previous Adams staff)16.
 
James Graham – March 11
th
(Previous DePaul Industries Security Guard)17.
 
Warren Jimenez – March 12
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and March 17
th
(Adams staff)18.
 
Gordon Johnston – February 27
th
(Previous Adams volunteer)19.
 
Vera Katz – March 11
th
(Previous Portland Mayor)20.
 
Robert Kieta – March 6
th
(City of Portland staff)21.
 
Ty Kovatch – March 12
th
(Chief of Staff for Commissioner Randy Leonard)
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Exhibit 1
 
Criminal Investigatory Material/Internal Communication - CONFIDENTIAL
222.
 
Jason Landon – March 23
rd
(Previous DePaul Industries Security Guard)23.
 
Alacia Lauer – April 9
th
(Adams staff)24.
 
Randy Leonard – March 12
th
(Portland City Commissioner)25.
 
Lisa Libby – February 11
th
(Adams staff)26.
 
Maria Lim – February 11
th
(City of Portland staff; previous Adams staff)27.
 
Thomas Miller – March 4
th
(Chief of Staff for Mayor Sam Adams)28.
 
Scott Moore – January 27
th
(Former Mercury newspaper reporter)29.
 
Warren Newberry – February 11
th
(Adams staff)30.
 
Wade Nkrumah – February 5
th
(Previous Adams staff)31.
 
Arissa Oliveros – February 27
th
(Previous DePaul Industries Security Guard)32.
 
Shoshannah Oppenheim – February 17
th
(Adams staff)33.
 
Paul Peterson – February 11
th
(Adams staff)34.
 
Amy Ruiz – February 17
th
and February 23
rd
(Adams staff; former Mercurynewspaper reporter)35.
 
Obadiah Rutledge – January 27
th
and April 8
th
(Administrative Specialist/ReadingClerk, Oregon House of Representatives)36.
 
Kimberly Schneider – February 11
th
(Adams staff)37.
 
Kathryn Skorniak – February 13
th
(Friend of Beau Breedlove)38.
 
Sierra Stringfield – April 13
th
and April 24
th
(Adams staff)39.
 
Maria Thai Mai – February 27
th
(Previous Adams staff)40.
 
Kim Thatcher – February 3
rd
(Oregon State Representative)41.
 
Robert Tybie – March 5
th
(Previous DePaul Industries Security Guard)42.
 
Grace Uwagbae – February 11
th
and April 8
th
(Adams staff)43.
 
John Vezina – February 18
th
(Friend of Adams in 2005)44.
 
Adam Villarreal – April 6
th
and April 20
th
(Friend of Beau Breedlove)45.
 
Mark Weiner – January 29
th
and April 6
th
(Political Consultant to Adams)46.
 
Davis Wilson – March 31
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(Previous day porter at Portland City Hall)47.
 
Jennifer Yocum – February 11
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(Adams staff)This investigation included an extensive review of the following records:
 
Detail of public records received from Portland City Offices on specified dates andincluding (whatever – provided by )
 
Adams phone records (from city or attorneys or via subpoena)
 
City archived emails for Sam Adams (dates)
 
Sam Adams personal gmail account (dates of records)
 
Adams city calendar provided by City Attorney (dates of available records)A Blackberry Pearl cell phone used by Beau Breedlove was examined. Breedlovevoluntarily provided that phone to our investigators on March 26, 2009. Our investigatorsrequested access to Mr. Breedlove’s phone
when did we first ask for this.
 The following computers and a cell phone used by Sam Adams were examined:
 
Office laptop
 
Home computer
 
Criminal Investigatory Material/Internal Communication - CONFIDENTIAL
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Personal laptop
 
Sprint cell phone
 
Two SIM/memory cards linked to cell phone
Adams’ Compliance with Investigative Requests for Electronic Data
On Thursday, January 23
rd
, DOJ Criminal Division Chief Counsel Steven Briggs spokewith Adams’ attorney, Robert Weaver. Briggs requested immediate access to Adams’ computersand cell phones. They agreed that Briggs and Special Agent Ron Nelson would pick up Adamscity computer at City Hall on Saturday, January 25
th
. Weaver indicated he would call onSaturday to schedule the exact time to meet. Weaver never called as planned. Weaver did calland leave a message for Briggs on Sunday, requesting more time and suggesting that, in hisabsence the following week, DOJ work with his partner, Sam Kauffman.On Monday, January 26
th
, the Attorney in Charge of the Organized Crime Section,Donna Maddux, contacted Sam Kauffman and reiterated DOJ’s request for immediate access toAdams’ computers and cell phones. A request was also made for a complete listing of electronicdata sources utilized by Adams, including but not limited to telephones, computers, emailaccounts and social networking accounts. Kauffman informed Maddux that Adams’ computersand cell phones were currently in the possession of their firm, Garvey Schubert Barer.On Wednesday, January 28
th
, Maddux and Nelson traveled to the Portland law offices of Garvey Schubert Barer to meet with Kauffman. Earlier that day, Maddux provided Kauffmanwith DOJ consent-to-examine forms. Maddux and Nelson planned to leave Kauffman’s officewith Adams’ computers, cell phone and signed consent-to-examine forms.During the meeting, Kauffman provided a one-page list of Adams’ electronic datasources. Kauffman refused to provide any additional information or equipment. He also refusedto provide passwords to email accounts which would allow DOJ investigators access to thoseaccounts. He indicated that Garvey Schubert Barer forensic experts had created a forensic imageof Adams’ city computer and he offered to provide DOJ with a copy at a later date. Maddux andNelson insisted on having direct access to Adams’ hardware in order to conduct an independentforensic review. Kauffman refused requests to allow Nelson to take the computer at that time.Arrangements were made for Nelson to return to Kauffman’s office to pick up Adams’ citylaptop the following day.During the meeting, Kauffman offered to provide a letter to the City of Portland (City) toallow for release of Adams’ city equipment and information to DOJ.
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That letter was providedto the city on Monday, February 2
nd
. That same day, the City provided Nelson with one disk of Adams’ archived emails.On February 3
rd
, Maddux sent Kauffman a letter reiterating DOJ’s request for consent toreview Adam’s personal computers, phone and electronic accounts.
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DOJ requested a writtenresponse no later than February 9
th
. On Friday, February 6
th
, Weaver discussed issues related to
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Exhibit 2
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Exhibit 3

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