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New Charges in Guzzle Gate Scandal

New Charges in Guzzle Gate Scandal

Posted - Sep. 21, 2004 at 8:55 p.m.



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(KSL News) -- Salt Lake County Mayor Nancy Workman's former chief financial officer has been charged with improperly using a county gas credit card.

Randy Allen, who now works at Planning and Development Services for the County, was charged with one count of communication fraud, a Class A Misdemenor, today.

According to the District Attorney, the charge is tied to a larger investigation into use of county vehicles and gasoline credit cards among top county officials.

In Allen's case, the DA says Allen improperly charged less than $400 of gas for his personal use. Allen's attorney responded to the charge this afternoon.

Jim Bradshaw, Defense Attorney: "I think the allegations are incorrect. And I think when all the facts come out, it will show that in fact Mr. Allen did nothing that could be construed as criminal."

Allen resigned his position with the county mayor after admitting he had used a county SUV to tow his boat on a personal trip to Lake Powell.

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