The facility at 3258 County Road 305 in west Bunnell has long been managed by Duane Weeks, the husband of the former elections supervisor, Kimberle Weeks. He put the loss of the two thefts at $2,000.
Darlene Walker, formerly ex-Elections Supervisor Kim Weeks’s deputy, claims Kaiti Lenhart fired her in 2015 after she returned from a medical leave because of her age and her disability.
Former Supervisor of Elections Kimberle Weeks filed two of the five complaints, Mark Richter Jr. also filed two, and Dennis McDonald filed the fifth complaint. None attended the ethics commission hearing in Tallahassee this morning.
It’s an unusual case: county government is seeking to recoup money spent to defend against the ethics cases filed against county commissioners and the county attorney by Kim Weeks, Mark Richter Jr. and Dennis McDonald.
In the latest pre-trial in the case of Kimberle Weeks, who faces nine felony counts over allegedly secret recordings, her lawyer said he’d be seeking a dismissal of all charges, but that motion won’t be heard until the end of November.
Ex-Elections Supervisor Kimberle Weeks was the most combative, distasteful, deceptive and ethically suspect elected official in the county, but she did not break the law with most of the “secret” recordings she made, contrary to the laundry list of felony counts against her.
Joerg Jaeger, the long-time Orlando criminal defense attorney who was representing former Flagler County Supervisor of Elections Kimberle Weeks in her criminal case, died on June 28.
A judge ruled that three of the 12 felony counts against Kimberle Weeks related to a recording that had already been disclosed at a public meeting. Sharing the recording therefore could not illegal after that, even if the recording itself was.
The three candidates for elections supervisor–Kaiti Lenhart, Abra Seay and Kimble Medley–had their first chance to distinguish themselves before voters this evening in a 60-minute forum that featured more qualities between them than anything else, and no abrasiveness.
The complaints rehash allegations made in previous complaints related either to the 2013 county purchase of the old Memorial Hospital in Bunnell or to conflicts between the commission and Kimberle Weeks, the former elections supervisor currently under felony indictment.