Nassau County Attorney
March 16, 2022
My decision to retire and the reasons set forth in my letter of March 14, 2021, stand as stated. I have reviewed the state attorney’s statement released today and with all due respect, I strongly disagree with those findings, but I do not want to be a distraction for the County.
The messages which are the subject of the civil suits were turned over to the requesters beginning in January 2019 and also provided to the state attorney’s office in March 2019. In addition, I drafted new procedures for maintaining and addressing personal messages on private devices. The procedures are set forth in an ordinance adopted in the fall of 2019. The ordinance placed all public record requests and maintenance under the county attorney’s office. These procedures remain in effect today. I do want to reiterate my appreciation to have represented Nassau County Florida for over 30 years.
An email sent by County Attorney Mike Mullen to Nassau County Commission on March 15.
NASSAU COUNTY STATEMENT REGARDING
COUNTY ATTORNEY MIKE MULLIN
Issued March 15, 2022
On March 14, 2022, the Board of County Commissioners received Mr. Mullin’s intent to retire as of March 31, 2022. On March 15, 2022, Mr. Mullin indicated he will send an updated letter of retirement effective 12:01 a.m. on March 16, 2022.
Nassau County received a copy of a Closing Memorandum from the press this morning,
March 15, 2022, at 11:38 a.m., regarding the State Attorney’s Office investigation of Nassau County Attorney, Michael Mullin, related to actions in 2018 and earlier. There has not yet been correspondence directly from the State Attorney’s Office to Nassau County regarding said memo. As this new information may impact ongoing litigation involving the County, no further statement may be issued at this time.