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Supervisor who allegedly misused money for homeless #veterans is fired:

TACOMA, Wash. (Tribune News Service) — For five years, Clyde Drury III ran the Pierce County Veterans Bureau, in charge of an annual budget as high as $800,000 intended to help homeless veterans. Since December, the former Air Force senior master sergeant insisted the government checks he was taking every month to a friend were going to help down-and-out vets. Trouble was, people who checked on the spending couldn’t find the veterans. All they could find were successive $6,000 checks sent to a business run by a close friend of Drury’s. Drury was fired last week from his $68,213 annual position after a county investigation concluded he misspent more than $36,000 collected by a special property tax earmarked for veterans programs. He’s now the subject of a criminal investigation that could compel him to repay the money. In the letter firing Drury, a lawyer for Pierce County ...

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