Georgia sheriff has been asked to return the money to buy a 717-hp sedanJuly 20, 2018
The US Department of Justice demanded that the Sriffin of Guinnette, Georgia, Butch Conway pay back the money to buy the 717-hp Dodge Charger Hellcat. According to the department, the car is used only for trips to work, and the purchase itself looks “too extravagant” for law enforcement agencies. This is reported by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The Conway Sheriff’s office purchased Charger Hellcat in April, paying $ 69,258 for a charged sedan. For this purpose, funds received from the assets of confiscated assets were used. The purchase was agreed with the department of the Ministry of Justice for combating money laundering and the department for the return of assets.
Now the department has raised the question of whether the car is used for its intended purpose, that is, to ensure law and order. The purchase application indicated that Charger Hellcat will use for covert operations, as well as Beat the Heat program – organizing drag racing competitions on special tracks.
In response to the charge, Sheriff Conway said that for the ministry with an annual budget of $ 92 million, this purchase does not mean anything. In addition, “it is worth not forgetting that such a car can make roads safe.”
William Perry, director of the ethics review team, called the sheriff’s words “full of chuck”. He believes that funds from the fund of confiscated assets should also be used as a means of taxpayers. The only solution to the problem will be an apology and a check signed by the sheriff.