State and local prosecutors dropped the ball, as Cynthia Diaz allegedly embezzled unabated. Even now, charges have yet to be brought.
Selectboard members say they’ve learned from a bank that Cynthia Diaz opened an account and deposited three checks that represent proceeds from a tax sale.
Teachers were not paid on time and the IRS froze the Coventry Village school’s assets. Cynthia Diaz, who is accused of stealing $1M from the town of Coventry, was the school’s bookkeeper at the time.
The Newport-based company will manufacture up to 293,870 Army combat helmets through 2022.
Two state agencies investigated allegations that Cynthia Diaz stole money from people who gave her cash to register snowmobiles.
The secretary of state’s office says it is working with the AG’s office to find an exception in the Public Records Act that would let the state refuse the Election Integrity Commission’s request.
The Orton family that owns the business has withdrawn its permit to build a nearly 17,000-square-foot retail site. It would be the company’s third location.
Councilor Sue Higby said the mayor violated the city’s conflict of interest policy in his vote to enter an executive session.
Bernie Sanders says U.S. efforts to promote democracy abroad could be hurt by the Trump administration’s authoritarian tendencies.
Thomas Lauzon said he was disappointed that information about the project he is spearheading leaked to the press. But he said he plans to bring the proposal back to the City Council “with a vengeance.”
Proponents say it will ease tax burdens for residents of both towns, but especially tiny Roxbury. Voters in Montpelier also will decide on an unrelated tax stabilization question.
He signed the law, which creates a state ethics code and panel to hear complaints about public officials’ conduct.
Clay Turnbull says he wasn’t doing anything wrong. “If I was trying to pull one over on them, would I have brought my Chihuahua-corgi with me to run around chasing mice?” he says.
Several properties were sold last year to pay for back taxes owed to the town. Officials say former town clerk Cynthia Diaz, who is under investigation for embezzling $1.4 million from taxpayers, now has the money.