Ada County Treasurer Vicky McIntyre has been charged with several felony charges alleging misuse of a county credit card for personal purposes, stemming from a business trip to Las Vegas.
The GUARDIAN PREVIOUSLY REPORTED on this incident when the case was turned over to the Attorney General’s office in April and the Commishes revoked her county credit card.
The AG normally doesn’t investigate local governments, but a law was passed a few years back giving the office jurisdiction in COUNTY matters only. The reason is because the local prosecutor also serves as the legal counsel for county officials…an obvious conflict.
Here is an Ada County press release regarding the charges filed today by the Idaho Attorney General against County treasurer Vicky McIntyre over the credit card charges.
NEWS RELEASE TEXT
The Board of Ada County Commissioners was made aware this morning that Ada County Treasurer Vicky McIntyre was charged with seven felony counts of Misuse of Public Funds.
Pursuant to Idaho Code §31-2120 the Board took action to suspend Ada County Treasurer Vicky McIntyre from her duties as Ada County Treasurer until further notice.
“Idaho Code – 31-2120 — SUSPENSION OF TREASURER PENDING ACTION Whenever an action based upon official misconduct is commenced against any county treasurer, the commissioners may, in their discretion, suspend him from office until such suit is determined, and may appoint some person to fill the vacancy.”
Elizabeth (Beth) Mahn has been appointed Acting Treasurer effective immediately.
This matter is under the jurisdiction of the Courts and the Board will await the Court’s determination on the charges.
All inquiries should be directed to the Chairman of the Ada County Board of County Commissioners, Dave Case.
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