Monday, May 10, 2010
Wayne Township Trustee David Baird Is Fleecing Taxpayers
A WRTV investigation has learned that Wayne Township Trustee David Baird claimed two homestead exemptions in violation of Indiana law, he owes $21,000 in unpaid taxes and fees, he put his brother and girlfriend on the township payroll, spent more than $1,000 on meals and hotel rooms and he hired a legislative consultant for $42,000 to protect his job from elimination. It also appears Baird is a slumlord. The City of Indianapolis has taken over two of his properties on North Central Avenue in Center Township, and other properties he owns have been cited for unsightly weeds. Baird claims he inadvertently claimed the second homestead exemption and corrected it as soon as WRTV brought it to his attention. He's defending his expenditures though. "Wayne Township is the best township in the state," he said. "They deserve the best." Baird is seeking re-election, along with a number of other crooks the Democrats nominated in the various townships to run for trustee this year. Will the Indiana General Assembly please allow us to abolish these cesspools of corruption?