The suit accuses Mihalik of mismanagement. It also says Atterholt lightened punishments for licensees after legislators or other elected officials contacted him or if they were deemed "good Christians."
"It appears (Ogden) is merely attempting to sensationalize a series of workplace disagreements with his immediate supervisor that led to his resignation," a statement issued by Atterholt said. "The department is confident that no violations of law will be found."
The lighter punishment for persons deemed "good Christians" reminds me of the recent controversy in the Republican presidential race after Gov. Huckabee was criticized by his opponents for giving leniency to prisoners who claimed to have found Jesus, but who later committed heinous crimes after Huckabee released them early. Remember folks, government actors are supposed to check their personal religious beliefs at the door when carrying out their official acts in government.