Ex-Days of '47 rodeo chairman charged with embezzling funds

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  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    Feb. 16, 2013 4:56 a.m.

    When you put a person and public funds and a line of credit in their hands, the entitlements and legal limits always becomes muddled by persoanl interpretations and uses of these credit lines and cards.

    Entitlement funds and rights of use even confuse the police and politicians making these accusations have a difficult time trying to separate what constitutes the legal use of their allowances.

    The only method of honest and accountable line of credit and entitlements must be done on a voucher system where they all have to present receipts for every penny they spend to an independent government auditor who will approve or disapprove the expenditures and reimburse individuals.

    Blanket money and funds issues cost Utah millions of dollars yearly in lost embezzlement but legislators feel the accountability is not required and too expensive to control and less expensive to write off multi million/billion dollar losses as acceptable.

    Its time to put government workers and contractors back on voucher contracts to prevent losses and embezzling over years of service as it occurs, not years after the fact.

  • Dixie Dan Saint George, UT
    Feb. 15, 2013 6:39 p.m.

    With a little bit of luck, maybe he will wind up in the same cell as Jessie Jackson, Jr.

  • Horse Lover Bryan, TX
    Feb. 15, 2013 6:26 p.m.

    After personally knowing Mr. Harmon, I can say that I have seen him run the Days of 47 rodeo for years with integrity and ethics to be admired. It will be great to hear all of the facts come to light, and read an unbiased update. I hate to see someone who has given so much to Utah's culture and community have his name unnecessarily dragged through the dirt.