SAN DIEGO — The officials running California’s courts have been spending tax dollars on steaks, martinis and hotel stays, the 10News I-Team learned.
Since 2009, two men — Ronald Overholt and William Vickery — have spent thousands of dollars traveling to Vail, Colo.; Charlotte; Boston; Santa Fe, N.M.; Denver; and Indian Wells, Calif. They also took three trips to Washington, D.C.
According to information obtained by the I-Team, every time and on every trip, the men charged state taxpayers for rooms, flights, drinks and dinners.
Overholt is currently in charge of the state’s courts, while Vickery was his predecessor.
“Spending hundreds of dollars on steak and lobster and alcoholic beverages is just wrong and it’s out of touch and it’s got to stop,” Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher said.