An employee at the center of the Lake County solid waste district designer purse scandal has resigned, the agency's acting director confirmed Tuesday.
At least $107,000 in annual salary and compensation, a $600-per-month government funded take-home vehicle and a district credit card used for thousands of dollars in meal purchases and gas annually could all be at risk Wednesday.
Jeff Langbehn's 21-year tenure as director of the Lake County solid waste district has survived a multimillion-dollar lawsuit settlement, a failed trash-to-ethanol contract costing taxpayers thousands more and a nearly successful legislative attempt to strip his agency's taxing authority.
At least four Lake County solid waste district board members are calling for a review of an agency tuition reimbursement program after learning it wasn't created by board vote and isn't written in any official district policies.
A $751.14 designer purse and matching accessories weren't the only perks a Lake County solid waste district employee received -- at taxpayer expense -- for completing her master's degree, a Times review shows.
Lake County Solid Waste Management District Executive Director Jeff Langbehn said in the past the briefcase purchased for an employee's graduation gift was similar to the one he bought his own son. Really? He bought his son a designer handbag?
At least four Lake County solid waste district officials said they were misled last month by district Executive Director Jeff Langbehn regarding the purchase of a $751.14 graduation gift for a female government employee.
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