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Acting Mayor Slashes Salary of Worker Accused in Scandal

Acting Mayor Slashes Salary of Worker Accused in Scandal

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- He's the latest charged in Salt Lake County's vehicle-abuse scandal and now he's getting a pay cut.

Randy Allen resigned earlier this year as the chief financial officer after admitting to hauling his boat to Lake Powell twice using a county-owned vehicle. He was then given a merit job at elevated pay but this week was charged with misdemeanor communications fraud for allegedly using his county-issued gas card to buy fuel for personal use.

Yesterday, Acting Mayor Alan Dayton slashed his salary from just over 92-thousand-dollars to about 72-thousand-dollars a year effective October first.

Dayton is standing in for Mayor Nancy Workman who was placed on administrative leave while facing felony charges of misuse of public money.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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