The Bristol Herald Courier is reporting that the city paid former City Manager Paul Spangler nearly $92,000 for consulting services, but neither the city nor Spangler produced any paperwork to show what he did to earn that money over a nine-month period.
Spangler left office in 2007 and took accumulated sick leave and vacation time before formally retiring in June of that year. Between July 2007 and March 2008, the city paid Spangler $91,800 for unspecified consulting duties.
Yet in responding to the Bristol Herald Courier’s request under the state Freedom of Information Act for any and all documents relating to Spangler’s consulting work, the city supplied no invoices, letters, e-mails or other paperwork to substantiate that the former manager did any work.
“I can’t give you a list of all the things I did, because I honestly don’t remember,” Spangler said Friday in a phone interview.
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