If he worked for any company other than the county there would be no question that whatever calls were made on the company issued phone are company property and available to be audited at any time. The fact that the public has to weigh in on this issue just to see normal business rules being applied by the county means to me that there is something seriously wrong with New Hanover County chain of command. Nowhere else that I lived would a commisioner get away with making such unprofessional comments.
If you need a case to examine as a precedent, look no further than the former Mayor of Detroit Kwame Kilpatrick, who did time in prison for using his city issued cell phone to carry on a relationship with his subordinate.
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