Exclusive: Taxpayer money allegedly misused on St. Lucie County officials' wedding reception

Sep 27, 2011 Read more: TCPalm

The county has launched an internal investigation into allegations Parks, Recreation and Facilities Director Debra Brisson misused taxpayer dollars to pay for a wedding reception for Clerk of the County Court Joe Smith and his wife, Assistant County Attorney Heather Smith, at the Havert L. Fenn Center in Fort Pierce.

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Since: Sep 11

Fort Pierce

#1 Sep 28, 2011
I doubt this story is going anywhere - if there was "misused" of taxpayer dollars it was done unintentionally. All three mentioned are excellant public servants.

Boca Raton, FL

#2 Sep 29, 2011
County Administrator Faye Outlaw on Wednesday asked for an independent investigation into the allegations. How can an audit by J Gaines be considered independent or impartial when Mr. Gaines serves on the Board of Lawnwood Hospital with Joe Smith? Conflict of interest at its finest!
Concerned citizen

Fort Pierce, FL

#3 Dec 13, 2011
Why aren't we looking into other misuse of public money. Like heating the jail in the summer and cooling the jail in the winter. Isn't it supposed to be the other way around? Or is this, a new more cynical behavior to torture inmates?

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