Investigation of Jo Co Assessor's Office Draws Employee Ire

Johnson County Commissioners
Johnson County Commissioners

An investigation into the previous Johnson County Assessor's Office has been made public after Tuesday's County Commissioner's meeting.
The commission went into executive session early Tuesday afternoon but came out after a short time.
Commissioner Smokey Wildeman explained that County IT Specialist Rande Money requested that the discussions occur in a public forum and the commissioners granted the request.
Wildeman explained that the Buffalo Police Department was investigating unspecified allegations directed at the former assessor's office and that employees and former employees were being questioned in connection with the investigation. Investigating officers told the commissioners that Money had refused to cooperate with the investigation and the commissioners wanted to ask him if he had indeed refused to cooperate.
Money said a police officer had called him and left a message to call the officer back but Money never got a return call.
His lawyer, he said, has since advised him.
Clerk Vicki Edelman was also upset with the proceedings.
Commissioner Smokey Wildeman had no comment on the allegations, but acting Buffalo Police Chief Jason Carder confirmed there is an ongoing investigation into former county assessor Dorothy Elsom's office but declined to comment further.

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