crony who was not even working. A City Commissioner has stated that the positionthat Thomas was “supposed” to fill was not even a full time position with benefits butsomehow Thomas received full time salary and benefits from Alston.Mr. Alston was negligent in the performance of his duties and received undueenrichment as City Manager by devoting paid city time to his personal business.Further he solicited and received payments for benefits he was not entitled to receiveresulting in charges against him and his arrest. His actions to deceive and involve CityCommissioners also resulted in charges against them. Alston’s actions with CedricThomas resulted in Thomas receiving payments from the city for work not performedas an employee as well as payments for useless equipment. All of these occurring asthe city was in a state of financial emergency.
Violations of the Code of Ethics:Just some examples as he actually violated all the tenets.Tenet 1-
His deceit of City Commissioners does not support the concepts of effective anddemocratic local government by responsible elected officials and actually led tocharges against them. His actions do not in any way demonstrate professionalmanagement.
Illegal payments to himself and the improper rewarding and enrichment of others donot demonstrate a deep sense of social responsibility as a trusted public servant byany means.
He does not demonstrate the highest ideals of honor and integrity or merits the respectand confidence of the elected officials, employees, and of the public. He has beencharged with illegal payments- no honor or integrity there.
-His actions serve only his best interest not those of employees, public, or theCommission.
He did not submit accurate facts and advice on matters of policy as a basis for makingdecisions. He deceived the Commission, forced employees to process illegalpayments, and misled all on his relationship with Cedric Thomas and the enrichment