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A nominee for a board in Carroll is a former county administrator who was convicted of embezzling. What did the supervisor who put his name forward hope to accomplish?

By The Gazette

You have to wonder what Pine Creek District Supervisor Bob Martin was thinking when he nominated Billy Mitchell to serve on the Planning Commission last month.

Mitchell, a former county administrator, was convicted 17 years ago for embezzling more than $400,000 from the Carroll and served time in federal prison.

Martin has gone on record with his belief that Mitchell has been paying his dues and deserves a second chance.


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