Mayor Retracting Statements in Connection With Misuse of Funds

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

FORT STOCKTON - The Mayor of Fort Stockton is retracting statements he made accusing a former city official of misappropriating funds.

Back in September, auditors uncovered discrepancies in Fort Stockton's finances.

Money designated only for infrastructure improvements was used to pay for city bills and other unauthorized transactions.

Fort Stockton Mayor Bill Lannom has since taken back comments he made about former city official Roger Carlisle saying he had no involvement whatsoever in the mishandling of this money.

We're told a settlement to work out the matter is being discussed.