PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – An investigation of the Portland Marathon and its organizers is expected to end as soon as the court signs a final settlement with the marathon’s former medical director.
The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Mamie Wheeler worked alongside former Portland Marathon Director Les Smith for years.
Beginning in 2011, Smith and Wheeler were the only two board members for the nonprofit Portland Marathon. Oregon law requires nonprofits to have a minimum of three.
Wheeler signed a settlement with the Justice Department Friday that says she must pay $25,000 in restitution to the current Portland Marathon Inc. and $5,000 to the Justice Department, though it states the document isn’t “an admission of violation for any purpose.”
Smith reached a settlement with the Justice Department last year, agreeing to repay the Portland Marathon $865,000, which the state said he “illegally borrowed” from the event he started managing in 1982.