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Private consultant indicted in Oregon energy scandal


SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A private consultant in Oregon was indicted this week in connection with a widening corruption scandal that already has ensnared a former Oregon Department of Energy manager.

The 78-count indictment against Martin Shain includes allegations of bribery, racketeering, theft and tax evasion, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported ( ). The indictment comes two days after the former agency manager, Joe Colello, pleaded guilty to accepting $291,017 in kickbacks.

The 60-year-old Shain was both a consultant on energy projects and a tax credit broker. Prosecutors...

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