Staff changes and terminations announced at Pinal County Attorney’s Office

Press Release, Pinal County – After a tumultuous ending to what appeared to be an otherwise peaceful transition, Lando Voyles, the newly elected Pinal County Attorney stated, “During the duration of my campaign I pledged to strengthen criminal prosecution against violent offenders that require mandatory prison time by holding people accountable.” Lando continued, “The personnel changes enacted over this transition are paramount to changing the culture within this office.”

 

Lando agreed that some of the dismissed individuals deserve credit for a good career in prosecution and was disappointed by the recently failed cooperation between his transition team and other departments within the county. Lando stated, “This failed cooperation made this a less than desirable transition. However, the obstacles placed before me could not prevent me from my resolve to change the deep rooted culture, within this office, of releasing violent offenders. Some of these changes became necessary and apparent after meticulous interviews and reviewing employees’ work product.”

 

Lando further stated, “Aside from the deep rooted lackadaisical style of prosecution, this office was in complete disarray from mismanagement.” Lando argued that an investigation of embezzlement within the office demonstrates this mismanagement. “We are currently investigating theft that occurred within the office. While the individual remains innocent until proven guilty, the former management failed the citizens of Pinal County by allowing this theft to go on for an undetermined amount of time and for an undetermined dollar amount.” This will be Lando’s basis for his upcoming request to the Board of Supervisors for a Director III position who will manage all of the money within the office and report directly to Mr. Voyles. The Director III will determine if an external audit is necessary. Based on this mismanagement, Lando mentioned, “All of those in management positions above the individual who is suspected of theft could not be allowed to remain employed in my office.”

 

Lando ended by saying, “I expect honesty and demand accountability.”

admin (7654 Posts)


Comments are closed.

  • Stories Just Posted

    Butterfly Count at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum Sept. 6

    August 28th, 2014
    by

    Volunteers with the Central Arizona Butterfly Association invite participants to join their 8th annual Autumn census of all the butterflies […]


    Daytripping & Camping Opportunities South of Sedona for Labor Day Weekend

    August 28th, 2014
    by

    Phoenix- The State Parks in Arizona provide many opportunities for Labor Day 2014 campers. If you have not already reserved […]


    No closures along Phoenix freeways, state highways over Labor Day weekend

    August 28th, 2014
    by

    Phoenix— Drivers heading out on state highways for the Labor Day weekend will get a break from construction closures, according […]


    Playoffs or bust for Panthers girls’ volleyball

    August 26th, 2014
    by

    Superior Sun Last year the Panthers finished with a record of 13 – 10, just missing a berth in the state playoffs.


  • Stories Just For You

    Cradle Roll: Evander Michael Cook

    February 5th, 2014
    by

    Evander Michael Cook was born Oct. 10, 2013 at 10:20 a.m. in Scottsdale, weighing 6 pounds, 14 ounces and measuring 19 1/2 […]


    Miner grapplers prep for sectional tournament

    February 5th, 2014
    by

    By Andrew Luberda San Manuel Miner The San Manuel Wrestling team has been preparing for the postseason by competing against […]


    Miner grapplers prep for sectional tournament

    February 5th, 2014
    by

    By Andrew Luberda San Manuel Miner The San Manuel Wrestling team has been preparing for the postseason by competing against […]


    Sea Lions compete in Yuma’s Polar Bear Plunge Meet

    February 5th, 2014
    by

    Over the weekend of Jan. 24-26, the Sea Lions Swim Team competed at the Polar Bear Plunge Swim Meet at […]


  • Facebook

  • [Advertisement.]
  • Arizona Headlines & Current Weather

  • Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin