March 15, 2022
Rayonier is grateful for the State Attorney’s Office’s efforts seeking accountability for the crimes committed against Rayonier, Raydient and the citizens of Nassau County. Rayonier raised its concerns regarding Mullin’s conduct years ago, but instead of taking simple steps to mitigate the issues, the County ignored them and instead gave Mullin more control over County affairs, doubling his salary in the process. Rayonier is disappointed that the County failed to act on their own to remove a clearly compromised County Attorney, all the while wasting tax dollars litigating to defend his bad advice and him personally in multiple litigation matters. Even now, the County continues to waste significant resources defending Mullin, despite several judicial decisions finding his advice to be wrong and, according to the State Attorney’s Office, criminal.
Rayonier continues to look for ways to move past this dark episode for the greater benefit of the citizens of Nassau County. We are optimistic that with the forced removal of the County Attorney, the County will now move forward in a more constructive and transparent way.
[FO NOTE: The State Attorney’s memorandum has been published separately in the Fernandina Observer.]