I just saw this story on Fox 5. This is muck raking at it's best. I know nothing about the relationship between the mayor and former Captain Shirley, but it sounds like sour grapes to me.
Hubby has been looking at Springfield 45's for ages and ages and he refuses to come off the hip for one, they are expensive. He said that if the city got 3 of these guns for less than $3,000.00, that nobody got ripped off. The last one he saw on Gunbroker that he wanted was $1200.00.
Granted, there should have been bidding, but Fox couldn't prove that there hadn't been. There just wasn't any paperwork to prove that they had...which there should been.
Also, when they said that they found other items bought at the pawn shop cheaper on the internet. Example an item on the internet was $82.00 plus shipping and handling and at the pawn shop it was $102.00. Thats not 'cheaper' to me.
It just seemed to me that somebody is angry and is trying to get back at the person he thinks is responsible for his firing...oh excuse me....his resignation.
Maybe your husband should have submitted a bid!!!!! I don't know about you but in this economy and tight times $20.00 difference in price, is significant, you are talking 25% difference in price. That money came from taxpayers, other business owners and went into her pocket. I don't know about you but if I found a twenty dollar bill on the ground I would certainly pick it up. It was Chief of Police Shirley. Fox 5 attempted to contact Pep, the Mayor who refused to be seen in person, and found several others on ambushes.