Reading the Decatur Daily article today it appears that Yet Again, Sheriff Ana Franklin cannot keep her mouth shut.
My! My! My! Ana got the money from an investor in the Title Mart to pay back the inmate food funds. Really, Ana, you got the money from a Title Mart investor? Since Ana's cousin Greg was part owner of the Title Marts, would that investor be ex-boyfriend Steven Ziaja? We have posted this for weeks. Tell us something we don't know. Not only can Ana not keep her mouth shut but neither can the others involved in this debacle. Now that Ana paid the $150,000.00 back to the inmate food funds she removed from her "retirement" or one of the other lies she told, what happened to the $10,000.00 that Ana also removed from the inmate food funds on the same day she wrote the counter check for the 150K? Was that a gift for Ana as a bonus, or was it used to pay her "Billable Attorney"?
We the citizens are paying for all of the mess that Sheriff Ana Franklin has gotten herself into. We are paying for Barney Lovelace to get Franklin out of the messes that are all self-inflicted wounds. Those wounds do not just affect Franklin, they affect me, you, the employees of the sheriff's office, the county employees, the county commission, and how the sheriff's office interacts with outside agencies. The outside sheriffs' offices must think Ana is as stupid as a keystone cop. A certified nut that can't conduct her own business within the county.
Why would a sheriff claim that outside investigators are investigating the whistleblowers and that outside prosecutors will be prosecuting the whistleblowers? Why would you do that? Because Ana Franklin is a habitual liar. Franklin will continue telling lies until we vote her out of office. Why should we the citizens continue to pay the cost of doing business with a sheriff who is a liar, thief, has not performed her duties with honesty, integrity, loyalty, and morally? Why are we paying an attorney who once bragged that he was getting rich off of this sheriff in an open hallway during a deposition for his client? One of many that the sheriff has been the subject of.
The last paragraph of the article is as follows: "Franklin said Thursday one of the investors in the business had repaid her the $150,000 she had tied up in bankruptcy and that she had relinquished her claim in the bankruptcy to the investor."