Friday, March 11, 2011

Another Questionable HoCo Hire

No sooner has the dust settled down on the Diane Wilson affair than another HoCo loco organization finds itself mired in personal matter. In January, the Domestic Violence Center hired Annie Burton to be the organizations new President and CEO. Now, according to this story by Lindsey McPherson in the Columbia Flier, Annie “is being scrutinized by county officials, concerned about her ability to lead the organization and reports that she misused thousands of federal dollars in a previous job in Baltimore.”

“An investigation by the Corporation for National and Community Service found that Burton, in her previous position, used five AmeriCorps volunteers sent to help the after-program to work at her rental management and tree trimming business at a cost to taxpayers of $30,634, according to a USA Today news report last month.”

My sources tell me that this is not the first time Ms Burton has found herself hot water either. Some people have even called her a slumlord.
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