Saturday, October 13, 2018

Libertarian Party of Alabama ‘Condemns Unethical Ethics Commission, Calls for Prosecution of Grifting Etowah Sheriff’

Sheriff Todd Entrekin, above, misappropriated $750k from inmate food fund to buy beach house

Independent Political Report

Montgomery, AL – The Libertarian Party of Alabama is outraged to learn of the misnamed Alabama Ethics Commission’s unanimous vote on October 2nd to drop an ethics violation case against Etowah County’s notoriously corrupt Sheriff Todd Entrekin. Entrekin had pocketed more than $750,000 of public funds allocated for the purpose of feeding inmates in Etowah County’s jail over the last three years. He and his wife purchased a $740,000 beach house in Orange Beach in September.
Regardless of what crimes inmates are charged with, cruel and unusual punishment such as denial of adequate and proper nutrition violates basic human decency and civil rights. LPA Chair, Laura Lane, comments “Although two wrongs don’t make a right, it would be cosmic justice if Entrekin learned first hand what inadequate nutrition in jail feels like from an inmate’s perspective.”
We hope that, despite this latest in a long series of inexcusable derelictions of duty by the Ethics Commissioners, the Attorney General’s office and the District Attorney’s office proceed to prosecute Entrekin for Ethics Act violations. Entrekin is also being investigated by the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General in this matter, and separately is the subject of an ongoing State Bureau of Investigation probe into allegations that he had sex with two underage women in the early 1990s...
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