Shoddy Record-Keeping Slows Investigation of Deerfield Beach Festivals
The forensic auditor hired by Deerfield Beach to scrutinize payments by the city to festival performers and organizers has hit a dead end in the city's finance department, according to an email acquired this week through a public records request.
Since I'm pretty sure the Beach Boys did not appear at the 2006 Founders Day Fest for free, they were paid some way by the city, and the costs have been hidden.
Founders Day 2006 was one of the festivals in which the city teamed with Riviera Beach-based promoter Jimmie Bo Horne. In an interview for a Juice post two weeks ago, Horne did not say he would provide all the documents that were requested by the investigator, Kessler. Rather, Horne said that those records are kept by the city.
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