Ethics Board quizzes Roth on possible TMT conflict

Prosecuting Attorney Mitch Roth addresses the Board of Ethics on Wednesday in Hilo. (Nancy Cook Lauer/West Hawaii Today).

HILO — Armed with a letter from county Corporation Counsel Joe Kamelamela, an oral assurance from the state attorney general and his own understanding of the law based on readings provided by the state Office of Disciplinary Counsel, county Prosecuting Attorney Mitch Roth told the Board of Ethics on Wednesday he’s confident there would be no conflict of interest if he prosecuted protesters arrested on Maunakea.