Prosecutor To Investigate City-Owned Telecom

12/30/10 6:06AM

A former Chittenden County state's attorney will be a special prosecutor in the investigation of Burlington Telecom.

The Burlington Free Press reports that Chittenden County State's Attorney T.J. Donovan has appointed Robert Simpson to the investigation.

A state report found that Burlington's municipally owned telecom, which is about $50 million in debt, has been violating its state license since it started operating five years ago and has little hope of recovering.

A state investigation was started last winter after it was revealed the utility had used $17 million in city money to cover its operating costs. The city money was not repaid.


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