Okaloosa reviews Bellinger-Bos marketing agreement (DOCUMENT)

Published: Monday, April 1, 2013 at 10:07 AM.

Commissioner Kelly Windes said the transaction “absolutely” is worth examining.

Bos said he fully supports the county’s review because Bellinger “clearly was a thief.”

“I think they need to investigate everything,” he said. “Everything that Mr. Bellinger did should be suspect. Some things he did were good. Some things were bad. … And some things were just plain subjective.”

Bos said he has sent Stewart a large stack of documents related to his agreement with Bellinger.

Stewart told commissioners last week that Bos had been “incredibly cooperative and forthcoming” thus far.

But Bos said he doesn’t plan to return the $42,000 to the county.

“I do not feel any obligation to nor intend to refund any money because we spent the money on promotions for the county and the Emerald Coast,” Bos said. “I can’t tell them specifically what it was used on. That’s like trying to unscramble an egg.”

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