Contract memo whistleblower expected to appear before Colorado legislative committee on judicial discipline

The Denver Gazette: Chris Ryan, the former state court administrator for the Colorado Judicial Department who alleged that a tell-all sex discrimination lawsuit by a former employee was silenced by a multi-million-dollar contract – an assertion since refuted by investigators hired by the department – is expected to testify before a legislative committee exploring changes to how judges are disciplined, The Denver Gazette has learned.

In his first public comments since going public in February 2021 with claims about an alleged quid pro quo contract – allegations that rocked the state judiciary and created a crisis over how the department is scrutinized – Ryan is expected to appear before the Interim Committee on Judicial Discipline on Aug. 10, several people familiar with the committee’s unpublished agenda confirmed.

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