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WyCo ethics panelist resigns after battery conviction

Updated: 2013-08-23T05:50:22Z

Diana Aguirre, a member of the Wyandotte County Ethics Commission, resigned her seat this week following her battery conviction for an incident involving Unified Government commissioner Ann Murguia.

Aguirre had received a letter from a panel headed by Wyandotte County Chief Judge R. Wayne Lampson that asked her to resign or face removal, said Aguirre lawyer John Biscanin.

Lampson and two other county officials said a conflict of interest existed if Aguirre remained because the panel has oversight over the county commission, including Murguia.

Biscanin said Aguirre opted to step down. She was convicted Aug. 6 of misdemeanor battery following a March 2012 incident in which Murguia had complained Aguirre had forcibly shoved her from behind at a community meeting.

Steve Kraske,

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