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Auditors: 4 of 5 county Supervisors complied with expense rules

Original post made on Jan 11, 2013

Audits of more than $140,000 in expenses charged to taxpayers by the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors released Thursday showed few problems except spending by Supervisor George Shirakawa, who disputed the results but agreed to repay some charges.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, January 11, 2013, 11:04 AM

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Posted by Mark
a resident of Shoreline West
on Jan 11, 2013 at 12:01 pm

Shirakawa is a thief, a liar and a crook. He should NEVER again hold an elected or appointed office. He has shown that he has the ethics of a pimp and he lies like a rug.

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Posted by Mark
a resident of Shoreline West
on Jan 11, 2013 at 12:03 pm

... I'm sorry if the comparison insulted any pimps or rugs ...

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Posted by Paperboy
a resident of Castro City
on Jan 11, 2013 at 3:18 pm

Some think that with the digital age newspapers should die. Without the Metro doing investigative journalism, this wouldn't ever have been detected.

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Posted by Abuse of public trust
a resident of Monta Loma
on Jan 11, 2013 at 4:32 pm

This is probably just the tip of the iceburg, didn't he hire a body gaurd on taxpayers dime, his friend. No shame. He will probably get a slap on the wrist and go back to his old ways. The Unions will see to that.

How come all the traveling expenses are small except for Kniss, whose traveling costs are 25k. How does she travel, by private jet?

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Posted by Otto Maddox
a resident of Monta Loma
on Jan 11, 2013 at 7:42 pm

The real problem is the Board monitors itself. We all know how well that works.

They will only do something if enough people are paying attention. Otherwise they will let is slide since Shirakawa is one of them.

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Posted by Steve
a resident of Shoreline West
on Jan 14, 2013 at 1:39 pm

"auditors noted that Kniss, whose district includes Mountain View, "inadvertently charged personal expenses" to the county of $569 and $150 for a political fundraiser - not allowed under county regulations"

Ummm... so Kniss also broke the rules? Where does the "4 out of 5" come from?

Whenever I get caught breaking the rules, it's always "inadvertently".

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