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Resource ID: #21010
Subject: Corruption
Source: query failed
Date: 2003-09-14



In this six part series, the Sedalia Democrat examines the workings of Sedalia county's public administrator and finds evidence of "widespread mismanagement, questionable payments to cronies and other problems concerning the care of the city wards". The investigation also reveals how public administrator Marilyn Schmidt "fattened the pockets of her close friends" by using her wards' estates that should have been used to take care of the disabled and frail. Furthermore, "the county judge, who was mandated to oversee Schmidt's work, routinely approved expense after expense, even after his clerk's pointed out Schmidt's questionable spending".

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