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Update: Big Horn County Attorney Re-Instated

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Posted at 10:52 AM, Jul 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-28 00:40:48-04

Update: In a letter to MTN and signed by county commissioners, Big Horn County attroney Jay Harris says he has been reinstated by the bar to active status once again. Harris called the issue an oversight on his part.

HARDIN - The Big Horn County Board of County Commissioners announced Tuesday that County Attorney Gerald "Jay" Harris has been placed on the State Bar of Montana inactive list.

As a result, the commissioners said they "have been advised that we cannot recognize him as County Attorney until he is reinstated," the board said in a press release.

The action against Harris by the State Bar was taken July 12, but the press release does not provide any further details.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.