Thursday, December 5, 2013
Bloom Where You're Planted
John Mason reports today in the Register-Star that the board of the Hudson Development Corporation (HDC) has decided to write off as a bad debt the $13,000 in restitution still owed to the city agency by Quintin Cross: "Agency writes off $13K Cross restitution." In 2007, Cross, then a Second Ward alderman and Common Council majority leader, who sat on the boards of HDC (Hudson Development Corporation) and HCDPA (Hudson Community Development & Planning Agency), was convicted of using city credit cards for personal expenses and embezzling public funds. As part of his sentence, Cross was ordered to pay $16,000 in restitution. Of the amount, $13,000 remains unpaid. Cross's attorney maintains that Cross has served his time and is therefore not required to pay the remaining $13,000.