Letters to the Editor

July 15, 2014

Stealing from public pays off

Former Moro Township Supervisor Donald Flack stole $700,000 of township funds and was sentenced to six months in a halfway house, 30 months home detention and 30 months probation by U.S. District Court Judge Michael Reagan.

Flack is 78 and is required to pay back the $700,000 at the rate of $1,000 per month. So when he is 136 he will have paid back all that he stole excluding interest, I am sure.

At least justice was served. You may not think the sentence was stiff enough, but remember Flack is a public servant and worked his butt off stealing your money. He deserves some sympathy.

The moral of the story: If you're going to steal large sums of money, make sure you are a public servant at about any level of government. The higher the level, the bigger sum you can steal with little or no punishment, and you may even get a medal for wanting to invest in America, etc.

Stealing only from the public you serve will always insulate you from the real world punishments. Robbing a bank of the same funds would certainly result in prison until you were 136 (dead or alive). And second, to minimize this from happening again, never vote Democrat unless you are insane, in the mold of Nancy Pelosi. If Flack is not a Democrat, my apologies, but I would calculate the odds at 90 percent that I am correct.

P.S.: I see Flack's son is a Madison County District Court judge. That's why they call Madison County government a tight family operation. How heartwarming.

Brent Rains

Collinsville

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