For years, the million dollar account has been hidden from the scrutiny and transparent processes that are in place to protect the citizens. How was it funded? Where was it, and how was it spent and who benefited from this account. Most importantly, why has this account escaped the notice of our County Treasurer, County Administrator and County Budget Officer to name a few who should have known (or did they already know)?
During my campaign as Treasurer I spoke quite often about the citizen’s first duty, which is to question authority as wisely proclaimed by Ben Franklin. With that said, in the case of this million dollar account, it is time to clearly question, independently investigate and audit the County. How much more of our tax dollars are off the books?
Sheriff Maketa and his actions may only be the tip of the iceberg with the corruption and tyranny that has smothered the county government. I’m certain there are more government elected, hired and appointed officials who will be touched and exposed by this recently noticed account, as well as other potentially illegal practices and behaviors that keep coming to light.
Here’s a link to a recent news report about this serious issue: