In Okaloosa County, Florida Tourist Development Council chairman Mark Bellinger resigned today after it was discovered that he bought a Yacht with …. wait for it…
with Tax Payer Funding.
“Okaloosa County’s top tourism official stepped down under pressure Wednesday after acknowledging that he had purchased a $710,000 yacht with bed-tax money.
Mark Bellinger, who has been the head of the TDC since 2010, told county officials that he bought the boat in December as part of a promotional plan.”
And we wonder why State and Local Governments are having major budget pitfalls.