Bannock County Prosecutor Mark L. Hiedeman has reviewed a report from an investigation into allegations made against the Ada County Commissioners handling of the Dynamis waste-to-energy project and concluded no criminal conduct occurred.
The 6,000-page report contains troubling references to some conduct by the Ada County Commission but nothing rising to the level of criminal conduct, Hiedeman said in a press release Thursday. There is no evidence of any commissioner receiving a benefit in exchange for official actions related to the Dynamis contract, he said.
Hiedeman also said the pending lawsuit filed against the county by Idaho Citizens for a Safe Environment and Transparent Government, will settle all issues pertaining to action taken by the Ada County Commission.
In July, Ada County Prosecutor Greg Bower asked Hiedeman to conduct the inquiry, and Bower and Sheriff Gary Raney appointed a retired FBI agent Verna Kessler to investigate and submit a report to Hiedeman.
Ada County Commissioners Fred Tilman, Sharon Ullman and Rick Yzaguirre in 2010 entered an agreement with Eagle-based Dynamis Energy to build a waste-to-energy plant at the Ada County landfill. Dynamis has not started construction on the garbage gasification facility.