Bexar County Democratic Party missing $202K

December 17, 2009 6:04:38 AM PST
The Bexar County Democratic Party is missing more than $200,000 less than three months before the primary elections. Outgoing party chairwoman Carla Vela says prosecutors have been notified about the missing funds and she said the investigation focuses on a party worker.

Vela says formal charges are being sought after funds were missing from one bank account, used mainly in preparation for the March 2 primary, and another account is overdrawn.

Vela says financial problems linked to a worker arose more than a year ago, but she only learned about it this week.

Vela on Wednesday described it as a "terrible day for Democrats."

Vela a day earlier announced she was resigning as leader of the Bexar County Democratic Party so she could run for Bexar County clerk.


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