Thursday, October 27, 2005

IG: County's top planner not cooperating in probe

The Montgomery County Inspector General says in a memo that the county's top planner has been not been fully cooperative in the investigation of massive building code violations in the scandal-ridden Clarksburg development.

"Charles R. Loehr, director of the Department of Park and Planning, has not provided 'routine data and information involving County-funded expenditures and vehicles' requested on Aug. 22 and Sept. 9, Inspector General Thomas J. Dagley said in a memo to County Attorney Charles W. Thompson Jr., the Washington Times reports.

"Failure of the Department to provide the requested information within a reasonable time is adversely affecting at least three inspector general projects," Mr. Dagley said in the memo. The memo also referenced non-cooperation with IG attempts to interview several employees.