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Judge Charged With Theft For Plugging In Chevy Volt
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http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2012/10/17...ctric-car/

So when a journalist in Carmi, Illinois spotted a Second Circuit Judge charging his electric car at Wayne County Courthouse, they ran a story claiming Second Circuit Associate Judge Mark Stanley was misappropriating public funds to charge his car.

Except he wasn’t.

As the CourierPress reports, the local news article caused enough outcry to force Judge Stanley to appear in front of the entire Wayne County Board last week to explain his actions.

The charges? That he was using public funds to charge his $39,995 Volt, while residents of Wayne County were struggling with $4-a-gallon gas.

Sadly for the newspaper, and thankfully for the County Board, the explanation given by Judge Stanley was far from salacious.

Upon buying his plug-in hybrid, Judge Stanley had approached the local Sheriff to ask for approval to install an outlet to charge his car at the courthouse.

Approval was granted, and Judge Stanley then made arrangements with the County Treasurer to pay for the power he used to charge his Volt, ensuring no public funds went to refueling his car.

At 87 cents for a full charge, once a week, the agreement was made that Judge Stanley would make two payments per year to recompense the Wayne County Courthouse for the power he used.
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Did he pay to have the outlet installed himself, or did the city pick up that tab?
Vampire pig man since September 2012
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I'm finding it hard to believe that it's 87 cents for a full charge.
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I pay about 10 cents per KWH when you include all the charges into it. So if I use 900 KWH my bill is about 90 bucks... So 87 cents would be 8.7 kilowatts in an hour... That's half of the battery of the Chevy Volt...


-Chaz
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Me too.

Really, really hard.
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streaker69;25378 Wrote:I'm finding it hard to believe that it's 87 cents for a full charge.

Or that he ONLY plugged it in that one time the reporter happened to catch it.
Vampire pig man since September 2012
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Chazman321;25384 Wrote:I pay about 10 cents per KWH when you include all the charges into it. So if I use 900 KWH my bill is about 90 bucks... So 87 cents would be 8.7 kilowatts in an hour... That's half of the battery of the Chevy Volt...


-Chaz

Keep in mind that many municipalities aren't paying the same rate as residential and most businesses. They're paying a greatly reduced rate because they're a municipality.

So how much you wanna bet he's paying the municipal rate?
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