In from the tip line:
“I am calling on the Attorney General’s office to fully investigate the reported potential misuse of funds and inappropriate relationships in our county’s government,” said Steve Broadbent, candidate for Commission chairman. “Theses are serious criminal allegations of employees misappropriating thousand upon thousands in taxpayer dollars, and we deserve to have any guilty parties brought to justice and held accountable.“
Equally troubling are indications that investigative reports from the Fulton County Office of Professional Standards were met with the firing of whistleblowers and the closing of the accountability department.
Broadbent said it is irresponsible for county officials to simply ignore these outstanding allegations while incurring lawsuits from the relieved employees, all the while never ceasing the potential criminal misuse of taxpayer funds at the heart of this matter.
“Once the warning signs of wrongdoing were shown, Commissioners shut down the investigation and closed the Office of Professional Standards. Fulton residents want to know what they are trying to hide and why.”