Commissioner Mike McCarty Arrested
LIBERTY, June 24, 2015 - i-dineout.com has learned that Liberty County Commissioner Pct 1 Mike McCarty age 62 has turned himself into the Liberty County Sheriff’s Department after being indicted by a Liberty County Grand Jury.
Jail Information records indicate that McCarty has been charged with Abuse of Official Capacity greater than $1,500 and less than $20,000 dollars. His PR bond was set by 75th District Court Judge Mark Morefield at $10,000 dollars.
The case is being prosecuted by Polk County DA William Lee Hon.
The indictment alleges that McCary using County Equipment, fuel and employees performed numerous acts such as repairing roads, repairing the personal equipmet of friends, using fuel in non county equipment and giving parties for the benefit of friends Sue Norman, Randy Humber, Linda Hewitt and his own private company Triangle Petroleum defrauding the taxpayers of Liberty County. McCarty is alleged to have used County funds to benefit himself and his friends.
Republican Mike McCarty defeated long time Democrat Todd Fontenot who served several terms to become County Commissioner and was serving his first term. Investigation such as those into McCarty’s wrong doing are lengthy going on at times for a year or more prior to them being presented to a Grand Jury for an indictment.
McCarty has served as County Commissioner for just over two years. That leads one to believe he had his plan in mind from the time of his election or before.
But Liberty County is noted for it’s corruption. It’s almost commonplace but most of it goes on unnoticed by anyone. It goes on all the time unless someone pushes the issue and starts turning the screws on wrongdoers. So just who is it that’s turning the screws on McCarty and why?
In other Liberty County Courthouse incestuous news, Mike McCarty’s daughter Katherine McCarty recently joined the staff of County Attorney Wes Hinch’s office.