Legal Corruption: Sheriff Pockets $750k In Jail Food Funds, Buys $740k Beach House!

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One Alabama sheriff is freely acknowledging that he has been pocketing excess jailhouse food funds—you know, the money meant to feed inmates—in order to buy himself a snazzy, six-figure beach home. According to AL.com, Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin and his wife, Karen, purchased the four-bedroom home with an in-ground pool and canal access in Orange Beach, Ala., for a smooth $740,000. Entrekin got a $592,000 mortgage from Peoples Bank of Alabama, and the property became one of several that the couple owned together or separately in the state’s Etowah and Baldwin counties. All of the properties rang up a total assessed value of more than $1.7 million. But again, Entrekin is a sheriff, with a five-figure annual salary. So residents started to question how he could afford multiple homes, including one that cost almost three-quarters of a million bucks. As it turns out, Entrekin readily filed ethics-disclosure forms revealing that over the past three years he pocketed some $750,000 of additional “compensation” from “food provisions.” That would be on top of his $93,178.80 annual salary as sheriff.

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