Alabama Sheriff Legally Took $750,000 Meant To Feed Inmates, Bought Beach House

Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin speaks to the media about a synthetic drug in 2014, in Gadsden, Ala. Entrekin took home as personal profit more than $750,000 that was budgeted to feed jail inmates, which is legal in Alabama, according to state law and local officials.

Under state law, sheriffs can “keep and retain” unspent money from the jail food budget. In Etowah County, a reporter found evidence of how Sheriff Todd Entrekin is spending his “food provision” cash.

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