May 6, 2011
The prosecutor for Canyon County, Idaho got a contract for nearly $600,000 to prosecute cases for the city of Nampa. The deal was that he would receive the money, and pay expenses from the fund.
It didn’t work out as planned. Records show that the prosecutor used money from the fund to make mortgage payments, get plumbing and air-conditioning work done on his home, and pay dental and cosmetic surgery bills, among other things.
Now he's declared bankruptcy and won't give the county its money back.
When contacted by the Idaho Statesman, the prosecutor said that he was prohibited from commenting by the “ethical rules” that govern his profession.
Isn’t that cute?