- Neal Boortz defends Hillary Clinton for representing child rapist
- House task force to recommend National Guard on border, faster deportations
- Top federal judge uses pizza to explain complex Obamacare situation
- Obama, Biden overhaul job training programs
- Drought-plagued Californians turn to paint to keep lawns green
- ISIL now forcing Iraqi shopkeepers to veil mannequins in Mosul
- 11 parents of Nigeria’s abducted girls die
- Genetic mapping triggers new hope on schizophrenia
- Turkish P.M. Erdogan won’t speak to Obama, but he’ll take calls from Biden
- Israel’s ambassador praises Obama, slams Human Rights Watch report
Commissioners seek $29K fine against treasurer
Question of the Day
HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) - Ravalli County commissioners have decided to file a lawsuit seeking $29,000 in fines from the interim county treasurer for failing to complete dozens of financial reports over a three-month period.
State law allows county commissioners to seek $500 for each report missed. Commissioners determined Tuesday that Valerie Stamey failed to file 58 reports.
Meanwhile, Stamey, who is on paid administrative leave, said Tuesday she planned to file a lawsuit that afternoon to file a lawsuit alleging an auditor hired by the county libeled her by reporting that the duties of the treasurer were not properly executed, the treasurer's office was in disarray and that nearly $1 million in deposits hadn't been made. A copy of the lawsuit sent out by Stamey's attorney Robert Myers said she was seeking a $10 million judgment.
The clerk of District Court in Ravalli County said the lawsuit had not been filed by mid-day Wednesday.
Stamey was placed on paid leave on Jan. 23 after falling months behind in depositing money and providing disbursements and financial reports. She failed to attend a commission meeting called that day for her to explain a civil judgment she faced in South Carolina that alleged she cashed an $18,149 check twice. Two days earlier, she claimed the county's books were a mess when she took over.
Two county commissioners apologized Tuesday for their decision to hire Stamey. During the interview process, Stamey seemed like the best candidate, Commissioners Jeff Burrows and Suzy Foss said. They apologized for the problems her appointment caused and said it was important to make sure something like this doesn't happen again.
TWT Video Picks
U.S. appetite for drugs begets violence migrants are fleeing
- IRS seeks help destroying another 3,200 computer hard drives
- D.C. appeals panel deals big blow to Obamacare subsidies
- Hamas terrorists wear Israeli army uniforms to ambush soldiers in Gaza
- Rick Perry: County jails in Texas have taken in 203,000 "criminal aliens"
- Jewish woman booted from JetBlue flight over fight with Palestinian
- Rep. Jared Polis' anti-fracking crusade riles Colorado
- MERRY: Handicaps in Hillary's way
- YOUNG: A sinking presidency, deeper after November?
- LYONS: Small-arms treaty, big Second Amendment threat
- 'Straight White Guy Festival' supposedly set for Ohio park
Obama's biggest White House 'fails'
Celebrities turned politicians
Athletes turned actors
20 gadgets that changed the world
Fighting in Iraq