Trustee Busch didn't vote because he felt he had not been around and didn't have enough information on the subject to be able to vote. He was given a copy of the audit so he can catch up on it. Peterson on the other hand once again voted against the best interest of the village residents. The money is missing ,by law the judge is responsible to repay it. Its tax payer money but the mayor voted not to send the letter for the second time!! When I asked him why he voted no he just sat with his arms cross and stared at me with a smirk on his face and refused to answer.
Corfu trustees threaten civil action against former judge over alleged missing funds
Submitted by Howard Owens on May 13, 2013 - 11:11pm
Former Village of Corfu Justice Robert Alexander is being threatened with civil action if he doesn't pony up $10,628 by May 31 for funds the village believes went missing during his tenure as justice.
The board of trustees approved a letter threatening legal action at its Monday night meeting.
It's the second letter the village has sent this year to Alexander demanding payment, but the first to threaten him with litigation.
Mayor Ralph Peterson voted against sending the letter to Alexander. Trustee Keith Busch abstained, with trustees Art Ianni, Ken Lauer and Dave Bielec all voting yes on the motion to send the letter.
The letter was drafted by village attorney Mark Boylan.
The letter reserves the right of the village to seek further compensation should an ongoing investigation uncover more missing funds.
Text of the letter:
Back in February I was instructed by the Village Board to write to you to demand payment for the “cash shortage” in your justice court accounts. To date the Village has yet to receive payment from you.
I have now been instructed by the Village Board to write you to inform you that unless you pay the entire amount owed ($10,628.00) by May 31, 2013 the Board has authorized me to commence litigation against you to collect that amount.
Please note that this demand does not release you from any future obligation to reimburse the Village for any funds determined to be missing pursuant to any pending investigation.