You may recall the post about the pizzas we’d sent the Lewis County Treasurer’s office as a way of saying “thanks” for all their help in the 2006 tax sale.
They decided sending the pizzas was “insulting” and me sending them bordered on “criminal bribery.”
I, in turn, found THAT insulting.
Sending pizzas is insulting?
And doing so “borders on criminal bribery?”
Does that pizza letter seem reasonable to anyone except Lewis County Deputy Prosecutor Douglas Ruth?
We sent all kinds of food that tax sale season, to every county on the list assisting us, as I recall. We thought we were being appreciative.
They thought something else.
Contending pizzas or platters of food are evidence of criminal bribery demonstrates how crazy county treasurers and prosecutors had become by 2006.
Invading their turf by targeting junk properties, driving those properties to tax sales and claiming the overages was more than they could handle, as Douglas Ruth confirms by his silly letter.
And that’s how pizzas, delivered solely as a way of saying “thanks,” are decided to be the actions of a criminal bribester.
In the arena,