Alabama Sheriff Secretly Stole $750,000 From Taxpayers To Buy $740,000 Beach House: Report
A new report on Tuesday revealed that an Etowah County sheriff in Alabama has been pocketing money over the past three years through a source he identified as “Food Provisions.”
Todd Entrekin “has received more than $750,000 worth of additional “compensation” from a source he identified as ‘Food Provisions,'” according to AL.com
Although ethics forms he filed in previous years do not list any income from such a source, Entrekin did not deny receiving that money when asked last week via email.
It appears that Alabama law makes the sheriff personally responsible for everything related to food in the jails he operates.
“As you should be aware, Alabama law is clear as to my personal financial responsibilities in the feeding of inmates. Regardless of one’s opinion of this statute, until the legislature acts otherwise, the Sheriff must follow the current law,” Entrekin said.
Back in September Entrekin and his wife Karen purchased an orange four-bedroom house with an in-ground pool and canal access in an upscale section of Orange Beach for $740,000.