We have questioned who paid for Lou’s trips for his campaigning for NACo. We questioned not only his trip for the national conference in Tennessee where he failed to get enough support to even be nominated, but his frequent other trips. It turns out that Lou was less than forthcoming.
He adamantly claimed that he had paid for the trips himself, out of his mysterious PAC. We don’t even know if this PAC exists. It tunrs out he used county money to pay for these trips, which he claims was reimbursed.
Many questions remain. At one NACo conference, he is using the pretense of bringing back the county prescription card program as reason for not reimbursing the county for his trip and lodging. Exactly what portion of that trip was official county business, and what portion was campaigning for his own interest? He is refusing to reimburse the county for that trip, even though he used it to campaign for his failed position in NACo.