Nunn Yabidnez was kind enough to give us his take on the Pascagoula’s mayor’s race in comments. It also pairs up well with Tyler Carter’s article last week in the Mississippi Press:
A few more links:
Over on the West side what we have is the proverbial culture of corruption:
Off books secret bank accounts in Mississippi local government is more common than one would think. Once uncovered nothing good ever happens for those involved, even if the secret account was created with the best of intentions. This is what Hizzoner told Wes for the above article:
Mayor Les Fillingame would not comment on the investigation but confirmed the officers’ resignations and terminations.
He was a little chattier with the Sea Coast Echo’s Dwayne Bremer:
“None of these officers were targets into the investigation of former Police Chief Mike De Nardo, he said. “They all left for various reasons. I really cannot get into specifics because they are all personnel issues, but I can say that two of them left to take jobs at other departments.”
It is at this point that I will disclose a number in the number 6. That number represents the number of Bay PD employees that were implicated in either the Payroll Fraud and/or missing evidence and/or pawning City owned assets/evidence for personal profit according to two sources with knowledge of the ongoing investigation that are not authorized to speak with the media. I was first told that number several weeks ago and it kept coming back up. As leaks go it was not extraordinary except from the facet that for such a small department 6 is a staggering number as is the turnover of four employees now documented in the media. What I do not know is if there is overlap between the employees implicated in maintaining the secret bank account and the ones involved in the other scandals that have surfaced in the media as listed above. New Chief Freeman still has lots of work ahead of him.
Now over to the inbred local public school district:
Having published Lana Noonan’s account of the school district playing monkey business with recordings of official Board of Trustee meetings followed by reading the explanation given by School Board Attorney Artigues to Vicory resulted in my instant response. It’s just pitiful folks.
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