Scott Ellington Closes Blytheville IR...

Scott Ellington Closes Blytheville IRS Investigation

There are 26 comments on the ArkansasBusiness.com story from Nov 1, 2013, titled Scott Ellington Closes Blytheville IRS Investigation. In it, ArkansasBusiness.com reports that:

A prosecutor in northeast Arkansas has closed an investigation into the city of Blytheville's failure to pay $2 million in payroll tax withholdings.

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Guest

Little Rock, AR

#1 Nov 6, 2013
case closed
citizen

Little Rock, AR

#2 Nov 6, 2013
Guest wrote:
case closed
and the taxpayers HOSED !!!
Crow T Robot

Sherwood, AR

#3 Nov 6, 2013
Guest wrote:
case closed
Justice denied.
Crow T Robot

Sherwood, AR

#4 Nov 6, 2013
citizen wrote:
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and the taxpayers HOSED !!!
nice one, clever rhyming
great going

Jonesboro, AR

#5 Nov 6, 2013
How do you think I feel I paid my IRS taxes to the city and then I had to turn around and pay it again with that tax. People keep saying someone stoled the money but the money was not stolen. The city paid their bills with it. That means the money went to the citizens of Blytheville. That means there's no criminal offense. What they did was wrong but not against the law, the way to deal with it is just vote people out of office. Which will not happen and people will keep crying.
cant get enough

Little Rock, AR

#6 Nov 6, 2013
great going wrote:
How do you think I feel I paid my IRS taxes to the city and then I had to turn around and pay it again with that tax. People keep saying someone stoled the money but the money was not stolen. The city paid their bills with it. That means the money went to the citizens of Blytheville. That means there's no criminal offense. What they did was wrong but not against the law, the way to deal with it is just vote people out of office. Which will not happen and people will keep crying.
That's why we voted RL Jones and Sanders back in!
Crow T Robot

Sherwood, AR

#7 Nov 6, 2013
great going wrote:
How do you think I feel I paid my IRS taxes to the city and then I had to turn around and pay it again with that tax. People keep saying someone stoled the money but the money was not stolen. The city paid their bills with it. That means the money went to the citizens of Blytheville. That means there's no criminal offense. What they did was wrong but not against the law, the way to deal with it is just vote people out of office. Which will not happen and people will keep crying.
I can appreciate what you mean, except what they did WAS against the law. That is why there were civil penalties.

Also we can't vote the people out that were responsible, they are not in office. We can vote people out who are not addressing the current problems, but you are right that this will probably not happen.
great going

Jonesboro, AR

#8 Nov 6, 2013
That's why it's called civil penalties and not criminal penalties.
Thatswhy

Little Rock, AR

#9 Nov 6, 2013
Harrison is a 3 time loser. A low life who neglected his duties to safeguard public funds.

Just another way to enrich himself personally at the expense of others, with no remorse.

Bungled everything he has ever done.

What a legacy.
No better

Little Rock, AR

#10 Nov 7, 2013
Sanders is a 4 time loser, crooked cop, do nothing city council, fake sheriff, failure mayor. We all thought Harrison and company stole money but Sanders and company did steal money!
Crow T Robot

Little Rock, AR

#11 Nov 7, 2013
No better wrote:
Sanders is a 4 time loser, crooked cop, do nothing city council, fake sheriff, failure mayor. We all thought Harrison and company stole money but Sanders and company did steal money!
Harrison took us from a 2 million dollar surplus, to a 3 million dollar deficit in the general fund.
guest

Little Rock, AR

#12 Nov 7, 2013
Crow T Robot wrote:
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Harrison took us from a 2 million dollar surplus, to a 3 million dollar deficit in the general fund.
ROFLMAO more like 2 dollar surplus, Blytheville was broke when Harrison made it broker
Crow T Robot

Little Rock, AR

#13 Nov 7, 2013
1999 Audit report:

General Fund unreserved fund balance $2,091,598
Guest

Little Rock, AR

#14 Nov 7, 2013
Crow T Robot wrote:
1999 Audit report:
General Fund unreserved fund balance $2,091,598
wonder what was in the water department operating fund when the city council took it away from the water commission and then promptly spent all that money about 8 or 9 years ago???
Mr Roboto

Little Rock, AR

#15 Nov 7, 2013
Probably couple million plus the retirement money
guest

Blytheville, AR

#16 Nov 7, 2013
ellington is not going to prosecute any politician who supported him.
citizens of blytheville should demand an FBI, A.G. or in the least an outside prosecutor.
Crow T Robot

Little Rock, AR

#17 Nov 7, 2013
Guest wrote:
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wonder what was in the water department operating fund when the city council took it away from the water commission and then promptly spent all that money about 8 or 9 years ago???
The 1999 audit is the only place I have seen anything on the water department. They no longer included water department in the audit after 2000. They MAY be required to publish their financial statements in the paper but I don't know (and I haven't looked yet.

Anyway, Waterworks had an unreserved fund balance in 1999 of $1,382,841.

And the "Sewer Commission" had unreserved fund balance of $3,862,109.(I'm not familiar with the sewer commission and what they spend there money on)
resiidentt

United States

#18 Nov 8, 2013
sounds like some people can be bought
guest

Little Rock, AR

#19 Nov 8, 2013
Guest wrote:
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wonder what was in the water department operating fund when the city council took it away from the water commission and then promptly spent all that money about 8 or 9 years ago???
It was 2 million but Barry cleaned it out.Barrett offerd public works to Merle Burnett but Merle was smart and wanted no part of the clown court so we were left scrapping the bottom of the barrell and ended up with Tricky rickey.
jlh

Little Rock, AR

#20 Nov 8, 2013
What did you expect..... Good old boy system in the city of Blytheville
Harrison for Governor lol

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