“Why did Thurston’s chief criminal prosecutor resign? Complaint alleges conflict of interest”
“When Thurston County’s chief criminal prosecutor resigned last week, he cited recent events in his personal life that had compromised his ability to effectively serve the office.
“Now, details of what led to his resignation have emerged showing Jeffery Lippert had been in a relationship with a woman whose estranged brother was facing criminal charges in Thurston County. That relationship raised questions about whether Lippert had influenced the case, and prompted Christopher Westfall, the brother and defendant, to file a complaint with the Washington State Bar Association, interviews by The Olympian and documents show.
“Westfall believes the relationship between the prosecutor and his sister unfairly impacted his case, and that the prosecutor was helping his sister exact a vendetta against him, according to the complaint,” by Sara Gentzler, The Olympian.