Okaloosa to start internal probe of TDC scandal (DOCUMENTS)

Published: Monday, February 4, 2013 at 11:10 AM.

“We were asked not to do anything, to stand down,” he said.

Read the letter from Ashley asking that the county not conduct an internal investigation.

Curry said he cooperated because he didn't want to “compromise” the criminal investigation.

“You always are anxious,” he said. “You want to get in and find out what’s occurred and correct it … Those things need to be done thoroughly. I respect the time it’s taken for the AGO and for law enforcement.”

County Commission Chairman Don Amunds said an internal investigation is crucial to finding out exactly how much money Bellinger — and possibly others — stole from the county.

“I think everything has to be looked at,” Amunds said. “We wanted to do it at the very beginning.”

He said commissioners “fully intend to go after every dollar” they can recover.

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