Wastewater Utility CEO Ousted Following Investigation Into Misuse Of Funds

Published 01/29 2014 09:39PM

Updated 01/29 2014 10:50PM

LITTLE ROCK, AR --  A long time CEO was fired, following a lengthy investigation into the misuse of your tax dollars at the Little Rock Waste Water Utility.

The Sanitary Sewer Committee made the decision to fire Wastewater Utility CEO Reggie Corbitt, saying they don't have confidence in him.

Corbitt's termination comes after an investigation that started in December 2013, into the misuse of utility funds, a large amount of missing pipe and allegations someone shot at street signs at the Fourche Creek Treatment Facility.

The City of Little Rock released a summary of the investigation Wednesday. It shows the Utility's Operation Manager, Stan Miller, allegedly used more than $26,000 in utility funds to build and improve a specific site on utility property for his RV. The report shows Miller lived in that RV and Corbitt approved the expenditures.

After a nearly two-hour closed door session Wednesday night, the committee wanted Corbitt out.

"The vote was to terminate him, with three months salary, provided that he sign a waver on behalf of the utility, committee and its members," said Marilyn Perryman, Sanitary Sewer Committee Chairman.

Little Rock City Manager Bruce Moore released the following statement:

“LRPD’s thorough investigation confirmed many of the details surrounding the actions of a couple of employees at the Wastewater Utility. I am specifically concerned about the presence and use of firearms on taxpayer-owned utility property as well as the misuse of utility funds."

Little Rock Police submitted the case to the Prosecuting Attorney's Office for further review.

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