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Mayor on Twitter tirade over Nakamoto report

7 months 3 weeks 2 days ago November 04, 2016 Nov 4, 2016 Friday, November 04 2016 November 04, 2016 5:44 PM in News
Source: WBRZ

WHITE CASTLE- The results of a scathing audit released by a company the Town of White Castle hired were turned over to the District Attorney's Office, according to the Legislative Auditor.

On Monday, the WBRZ Investigative Unit reported on the plethora of problems. Many of the issues were reported on over the past year, and auditors confirmed what we reported in their audit. The audit found the Town over billing gas customers to the tune of $90,000. It also found issues with vehicle mileage paid to the Mayor along with salary increases for the Mayor and Police Chief.

When we tried to get an interview with the Mayor on Monday, he declined. He sent his town clerk a text message which she read to WBRZ.

"You are the one that built this bridge, and you don't state facts," Monica Hamilton said as she read from a text message she received from Mayor Jermarr Williams. "You want your story to sabotage black leadership."

State Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera said audits are given grades based on the findings from A to D. The Town of White Castle received a D, indicating possible fraud according to Purpera.

Today, we requested another interview with the Mayor after learning the findings of the audit were turned over to prosecutors. The Mayor took to social media and began tweeting that he was being harassed.

"How long will you all keep harassing me @WBRZ," Mayor Jermarr Williams tweeted. "What do you want?"

WBRZ responded, "Chris Nakamoto is working on a follow up tot he audit. He is looking for an interview."

"Did you really read ALL audit reports in LA," Williams tweeted. "There are others worst [sic] than White Castle's. It's simply harassment! Just about every issue has been addressed and corrected? It's harassment!"

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