Former Missoula County Undersheriff Jason Johnson, who recently retired to purchase Montana Electronics, said there is no conflict of interest due to the fact that his former boss, Sheriff T.J. McDermott, is a silent partner in the business.
The name is very familiar, Rich Maricelli. The retired Captain of Detectives for the Missoula County Sheriff's Office has returned to duty as the newly appointed Undersheriff, to replace the newly retired Jason Johnson.
After a finding was released by the Montana Human Rights Bureau that Detectives Jason Johnson and T.J. McDermott were victims of political discrimination, they each received a cash settlement from the county.
In a report released Friday, January 17, the Montana Human Rights Bureau ruled that Missoula Sheriff's Office Detective Specialist Two Jason Johnson was the victim of unlawful discrimination by Sheriff Carl Ibsen.
Missoula County Sheriff Carl Ibsen said Monday that no politics were involved in the removal of Detective Jason Johnson as the department's public information officer, and the appointment of his replacement, Deputy Paige Pavalone.