|JOE WILLIS - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR NWAEDD|
According to Joe Willis, Executive Director of the Northwest Arkansas Economic Development District )"NWAEDD") in Harrison, he does not want to provide a response to a Freedom of Information request we made earlier this week because of the federal investigation of Micah Neal.
Neal pled guilty to taking kickback from government grants that distributed by Willis' agency earlier this week.
Willis could not provide a copy of any court order that prohibited him or his organization from providing a response that is required under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.
What is Willis trying to hide?
Maybe it involves an investigation of his agency. Take a look at what legislative auditors said:
The best thing we can say about this agency is that they are extremely poor stewards of taxpayer funds.
The worst thing we can say is that there is probably going to be someone going to jail from this agency unless they enter into some kind of a deal in exchange for cooperation.
Stay tuned for updates.