A Yellowstone County official is accused of plagiarizing an anti-President Barack Obama letter to the editor.
Conservative writer Mychal Massie says a letter to the editor by Yellowstone treasurer, assessor and school superintendent Max Lenington copied Massie's syndicated column.
The Billings Gazette reports the letter ran in the newspaper Sunday and last week in the Casper Star-Tribune.
The letter is titled "Why I hate Barack and Michelle Obama" and it contains slightly revised passages that otherwise is a condensed version of Massie's editorial, "Why I Do Not Like the Obamas."
Massie says what Lenington did was dishonest.
Lenington did not respond to messages or answer his door Sunday.
Lenington previously asked Massie's permission to use his comments.
Massie said he could, if they were attributed and unchanged. They weren't.