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Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 4:30 am | Updated: 11:57 pm, Sat Apr 27, 2013.

Killeen’s former finance director filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the city Monday, alleging she was fired for trying to stop city administrators from breaking state finance laws.

Barbara Gonzales was terminated Dec. 12 following a two-month-long internal investigation of the city’s Fleet Services Division.

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      3 comments:

      • Baylor posted at 6:48 pm on Tue, Mar 12, 2013.

        Baylor Posts: 103

        WOW!!!! HOLY COW!!!!! Not Killeen, no way!!!!! Say it ain't so Joe!!

         
      • Eliza posted at 4:38 pm on Tue, Mar 12, 2013.

        Eliza Posts: 544

        I agree with Viktor,
        What in the heck was on the menu besides the alcohol (which wasn't suppose to be on the menu by city standards ? How many were fed at this dinner,which would have cost the tax payer $10,000+ dollars?
        How many and who, from Killeens government made the trip?
        I believe the tax payers of the city deserve to be shown the exact amount of their tax dollars that have been paid out on what is showing in article above in an itemized listing, and it should be placed in public print.

        Why such a large pay raise for Director of Public Info. and without approval of this amount from city council ?
        Why didn't a raise of this amount go in front of council for a public viewing ?
        I know city employees received a pay increase within the last year, but did all employee raises equal the same percentage?

         
      • Viktor posted at 12:36 pm on Tue, Mar 12, 2013.

        Viktor Posts: 316

        Well it certainly explains why they were hell bent on putting Glenn as the city manager. It's not often that an employer will come across an employee that will play the way old timers want. Killeen has it's own rules for how they want to treat their elite circle of friends. How dare the finance director or anyone else try to change the good old boy way of doing things? $10K reimbursement for a dinner in D.C. that included alcohol? How many people ate & what did they eat? Are we sure other "services" weren't included in that $10K?

         

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