“Yesterday morning at 11:50 AM, our County Attorney, Paul Wilber, sent an email to all Council members, advising them not to go forward with the hearing on the forensic audit because it was based on false statements. You will see there was no fraud in an attachment to the forthcoming press release.
Council’s conduct has been legally reckless and financially irresponsible as they pursued this fruitless witch hunt! They have defamed innocent employees for a political hit job against me. Their actions are appalling and dishonorable considering their positions in our government.
While we have a policy of transparency, no further comment will be made, because this is and always has been a personnel issue, subject to privacy protections under State and Federal law. Further, there is a strong likelihood of litigation from one or more damaged employees.”