- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 27, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - According to court documents, family members of embattled Salt Lake County Recorder Gary Ott are seeking legal permission to make decisions for him.

An attorney for his brother, Marty Ott, and his sister, Kathy Ott Chamberlain, filed a petition Friday for the “appointment of guardian and conservator of incapacitated adult” in Salt Lake City.

Judge Mark Kouris signed an order Monday at the family’s request, as well as temporary orders related to guardianship and financial decision-making.

But Ott’s office aide, who many have identified as Ott’s girlfriend, said Monday she is the county recorder’s would-be guardian and financial manager.

Few details are available about the judge’s decision. The documents remain sealed, and Chamberlain referred comment to her attorney, Mary Corporon.

Corporon, who is also Gary Ott’s ex-wife, declined to comment.

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