May 26, 2023 1:00 am

Brickbat: Dirty Hands

A report from the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office found then-Marion County road superintendent Jim Hawk allowed a county employee to use county equipment to haul loads of county-owned dirt, which the employee sold for $50 to $75 per load. At least one load was delivered to Hawk’s home. Hawk contended that the dirt was free to the…

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May 15, 2023 1:00 am

Brickbat: Good Enough for Government Work

Former Scranton, Pennsylvania, police sergeant Jeffrey Vaughn has been sentenced to six months in prison followed by two years of probation after pleading guilty to theft from a program receiving federal funds. Vaughn was paid to perform overtime patrols at federally subsidized low-income housing projects, but he claimed 266 hours worth of patrols he had…

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