The Bizarre World of Florida

Indicted fire official paid $120,000 to stay home for 7 months November 30, 2011

Filed under: Bizzarre,Controversy,Dispute,Fraud,Unusual,WTF? — floridaduh @ 2:58 pm

Assistant Fire Chief Veldora Arthur received $120,000 in salary after she was  charged with conspiring to commit mortgage fraud despite a policy calling for  unpaid leave or reassignment.

mug_ArthurVE.jpgMiami Assistant Fire Chief Veldora Arthur is on the hot seat: In February she was federally indicted for allegedly taking part in a $11-million mortgage fraud scheme.

Since then, the city has paid her more than $120,000 to stay home despite a policy stating that non-union employees charged criminally should be placed on unpaid leave or reassigned, reports The Miami Herald.

Arthur’s only work duties were to be in her house 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, with an hour lunch break, and to call the office twice a day.

Taxpayers are fuming mad.


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