BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KAIT) - The City of Blytheville responded to a legislative audit that was recently released that raises questions regarding health insurance premiums paid to someone not employed with the city.
Mayor James Sanders believed City Attorney Mike Bearden gave his insurance to his secretary. Sanders believes this has been going on since 2000 which was made known by Bearden.
The city paid for the health insurance, totaling S4,428 to the individual not employed with the city.
The city improperly reported those premiums on Bearden's IRS W-2 forms.
Sanders said they will not attend an Oct. 13 audit committee at the state capitol because they have not been summoned to attend.
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