Marketplace   Menu Guide   Complete Pages      
butler eagle
Site last updated: Saturday, December 20, 2014 Bookmark our site!
Local PennsylvaniaNationalInternationalNews Extras  
Published: August 1, 2014 print this article Print save this article Save email this article Email ENLARGE TEXT increase font decrease font

District Attorney’s office to investigate missing files from records room



A criminal investigation into the whereabouts of missing files from the Butler County commissioners’ records room is under way.
District Attorney Richard Goldinger says his office has launched an investigation to determine whether a crime was committed.
Goldinger said that determination would be based in large part on what documents are missing.
“That could have a huge impact on what occurs,” he said.
Chief county clerk Amy Wilson previously did not divulge what files have disappeared because there was the possibility of an investigation, which now has happened.
Wilson, who is the county’s chief records officer, declined to comment.
Goldinger confirmed county Commissioner Jim Eckstein requested his involvement.
“I got an e-mail from Jim Eckstein asking for us to conduct an investigation,” Goldinger said.
Eckstein said he hopes the investigation reveals what transpired.
“I can’t wait to find out what’s missing,” he said.
Since Wilson decided last week the records room on the fifth floor of the government center needed locked, Eckstein has been protesting being denied access and not being informed about the nature of the missing documents.
“I think it’s ridiculous,” he said.
Although fellow commissioners Bill McCarrier and Dale Pinkerton support an investigation into the matter, they disagree access to the records room should be less restricted.




RELATED ARTICLES
 

Back
Comments
Order Photos!
 
MORE NEWS HEADLINES
arrow Woman delivers daughter's baby
arrow Wreck closes expressway
arrow School survey figures shared
arrow Pennsylvania jobless rate falls, hiring flattens
 
MOST READ ARTICLES
arrow Motorist in crash that killed officer dies
arrow Accident closes westbound Route 422
arrow Woman delivers daughter's baby
arrow Wreck closes expressway