Saturday, August 03, 2019

PSST: SHERIFF DAVID SHOAR's Finance Director's $702,773. 7-YEAR EMBEZZLEMENT SOFT-PEDALED -- Read little 'ole footnote 19 to St. Johns County Financial Statement

St. Johns County Sheriff's Office Finance Director, RAYE BRUTNELL embezzled at least $702,773 during fiscal years 2012-2019, which means the embezzlement began in calendar year 2011 -- eight hears ago.  

In 2016, BRUTNELL was among the campaign contributors to Sheriff DAVID SHOAR's $250,000 campaign.  Now I'm wondering were her "contributions" from embezzled funds?

FBI, FDLE and the State Attorney General and State Auditor General must conduct civil, criminal and administrative investigations of the St, Johns County Sheriff's office.  


Come speak out about it on Hiroshima Day.

Now read this:  Item 1 on the St. Johns County Commission agenda on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 9 AM is its annual audit: financial statement footnote 19 demurely says, in haec versa:

In March 2019, the County issued $10,840,000 of Special Obligation Refunding Revenue Bonds, Series 2019. The proceeds of the bonds were used to refund all of the County’s outstanding Sales Tax Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2009.
The St. Johns County Educational Facilities Authority, a component unit of the County, was dissolved on March 19, 2019.
Subsequent to September 30, 2018, certain transactions that appear to be unaccounted for activities within the Sheriff’s office were identified by management of the Sheriff’s office. In response, the Sheriff initiated procedures to determine the extent of these activities. In addition to requesting an investigation by another Sheriff’s office, management has also engaged external forensic auditors to investigate this matter. Neither investigation has been completed as of June 28, 2019. The investigations have, so far, determined that these transactions occurred in fiscal years 2012 through 2019, and total $702,773.

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