Critical report targets Florida Juvenile Justice Secretary Frank Peterman
A highly critical state report released Tuesday night finds Department of Juvenile Justice Secretary Frank Peterman ran up $25,000 in questionable travel and should reimburse taxpayers for those expenses.
The report by Gov. Charlie Crist's chief inspector general, Melinda Miguel, concludes Peterman's frequent flights between Tallahassee and Tampa were not adequately documented. She concluded that the lack of paperwork and corroborating testimony "does not support his statement" that the travel was necessary.
Times editorial:Peterman should repay taxpayers for unjustifiable travel expenses
Florida juvenile justice leader racks up flight expenses (Nov. 18, 2009)
Photo: Scott Keeler | Times, 2008