Thursday, that number rose to 22 with the former director of Human Resources, Doug Richards admitting that he took a bribe from an unnamed contractor in order to get a contract with the county. If you recall Richards is the snake who just a few weeks ago tried to slither out of the courthouse under the guise that he was “taking a job in the private sector.”
That was until Maryanne Petrilla started asking questions.
Dirty Dougie seems to have a connection with contracts awarded to Continental Consultants Group, Inc. and B & M Investigations, Inc of New York. Continental landed a no-bid contract to oversee payments made to former county employees who remained on as consultants for the county for some type of flood cleanup project. B & M was hired to do background checks on employees and also prepare a $35,000 report that outlined pre-employment procedures the county should follow. The report however has been written with invisible ink and transparent paper, because nobody has seen it.
When Petrilla started questioning Dirty Dougie over these contracts, he suddenly got a case of the quiets and refused to talk. Maryanne then showed him the door and canned his ass. Once Elvis left the building the feds came in and started digging through his office finding all kinds of interesting dirt that obviously led to his arrest.
I’m going to start referring to the 22 people nabbed so far, as whores. Because that’s just what they are. You’ve got a school board member whoring himself out for free carpet. Bill Brace whored himself out for a custom tailored suit. Three judges and a whole bunch of other criminals whored themselves out for cash. I’m going to suggest that the county Building & Grounds department leaves the red lights that are shining on the courthouse for the holidays left on year round. It only seems fitting!
But who should be the madam?