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Why Petty Corruption Matters

Why Petty Corruption Matters

Luis Toro (Colorado Independent) –

Two recent scandals involving county commissioners show that while Colorado has a reputation for clean government, we’re not immune from public corruption.

A Grand County Commissioner recently pleaded guilty to embezzling public property valued at “a few thousand dollars” and resigned. Former Commissioner James Newberry was caught filing phony reimbursement requests for meetings he didn’t attend.

Meanwhile, in Elbert County, Commissioner Robert Rowland signed a county check to reimburse himself for a $1,000 fine a judge had ordered him to pay to the county, causing a storm of lawsuits that threatens to cost the county tens of thousands of dollars… Click here to read the full story in The Colorado Independent.

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