At question are the actions of consultant David Gross, the consultant who is alleged to have mishandled funds of the Big Spring Plaza CID in Neosho. Gross faces felony charges connected to actions he took stopping direct deposits into the Big Spring bank account and instead having paper checks sent directly to him:
From the KZRG report:
NewsTalk KZRG filed a Sunshine Law Request with the Missouri Department of Revenue and found that Gross received paper checks on behalf of seven CID’s throughout the state, including Big Springs Plaza and Hope Valley. It should be noted that although the paper checks were sent to Gross, the checks were made out in the names of the respective CID’s.
KZRG also contacted the state auditor's office and learned that the Hope Valley CID has not turned in required financial reports.
Solid job of investigative reporting.