clearn.png
Monday August 19th, 2019 12:21AM

Sheriff legally used inmate food funds for beach house

By The Associated Press

GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama sheriff legally used more than $750,000 of funds meant to feed inmates to purchase a beach house.

Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin told The Birmingham News he follows a state law passed before World War II that allows sheriffs to keep "excess" inmate-feeding funds for themselves.

Entrekin reported on state ethics forms that he made "more than $250,000" each of the past three years through the funds.

The sheriff's annual salary is more than $93,000. He and his wife purchased a four-bedroom house with an in-ground pool and canal access in September for $740,000.

Entrekin got a $592,000 mortgage. The home is one of several properties with a total assessed value of more than $1.7 million that the couple own together or separately.

___

Information from: The Birmingham News, http://www.al.com/birminghamnews

  • Associated Categories: Associated Press (AP), AP Online Headlines - Washington, AP Online Congress News, AP Strange News
© Copyright 2019 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
The Latest: Turkey rejects calls to end Syria offensive
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is rejecting calls in Europe for his country to halt its military offensive in a Syrian Kurdish-held enclave
9:31AM ( 11 minutes ago )
San Francisco embraces Amsterdam-style marijuana lounges
Smoke is thick and business brisk at marijuana smoking lounge in San Francisco, one of the few places in America with Amsterdam-like marijuana bars
9:27AM ( 14 minutes ago )
The Latest: Theresa May visits site of ex-spy poison attack
British Prime Minister Theresa May is visiting the city of Salisbury to see where former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter were found unconscious
9:18AM ( 24 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
Adults: It's your move, students say after historic walkouts
Tens of thousands of students around the US have staged one of the biggest student walkouts in decade, demanding action against gun violence weeks after 17 were killed in a school shooting rampage in Florida
8:37AM ( 1 hour ago )
Energy's Perry: No interest in heading Veterans Affairs
Energy Secretary Rick Perry says he's not interested in becoming the Veterans Affairs secretary, a position the White House is hinting might be open sooner rather than later
8:28AM ( 1 hour ago )
Groups: Duterte can't evade accountability by quitting court
Human rights groups say Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte could still be prosecuted at the International Criminal Court for drug war killings until his withdrawal from the tribunal takes effect in a year
7:55AM ( 1 hour ago )
AP Online Headlines - Washington
Allies, others question Trump's response to spy's poisoning
U.S. allies and some congressional lawmakers are expressing befuddlement over President Donald Trump's response to the poisoning of a former spy in Britain
12:22AM ( 9 hours ago )
Perry says he's not interested in becoming VA secretary
Energy Secretary Rick Perry says he has no interest in becoming the secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, a position the White House is dropping hints might be open sooner rather than later
12:22AM ( 9 hours ago )
With 2 US Senate races, Mississippi lawmaker switches pick
With a rare choice of two simultaneous U.S. Senate races in one state, an insurgent Mississippi Republican on Wednesday switched targets
11:42PM ( 10 hours ago )
AP Online Congress News
Bizarre battle over body of Charles Manson won by grandson
A grandson of cult leader Charles Manson has won the bizarre California court battle for the killer's corpse.
2:14AM ( 2 days ago )
Grandson wins bizarre battle over body of Charles Manson
A grandson has won the bizarre California court battle over the body of killer cult leader Charles Manson
10:16PM ( 2 days ago )
Sno-Cat resembling 'Dukes of Hazzard' car stolen in Colorado
Authorities in Colorado are looking for a man suspected of stealing a Sno-Cat fitted out to look like the "General Lee," the famous car featured in the classic television series "The Dukes of Hazzard"
9:43PM ( 2 days ago )
AP Strange News
San Francisco embraces Amsterdam-style marijuana lounges
Smoke is thick and business brisk at marijuana smoking lounge in San Francisco, one of the few places in America with Amsterdam-like marijuana bars
9:27AM ( 14 minutes ago )
The Latest: Theresa May visits site of ex-spy poison attack
British Prime Minister Theresa May is visiting the city of Salisbury to see where former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter were found unconscious
9:18AM ( 24 minutes ago )
The Latest: Authorities say Kurdish official found dead
Syrian Kurdish officials say senior Kurdish official who played a key role with the U.S. in implementing post-Islamic State policy in northern Syria, has been found dead
9:13AM ( 28 minutes ago )
UN gets $100M in new funds for Palestinian aid after US cuts
UN gets $100 million in new funding for Palestinians, but still nearly $350 million short after US cuts
9:13AM ( 29 minutes ago )
Firms in 3-way deal to create European infrastructure group
Representatives of three European firms say an agreement to buy Spain's Abertis aims to create one of the world's largest ventures to build and exploit big infrastructure projects
9:12AM ( 29 minutes ago )