The Pilger Village board has suspended the longtime village clerk during an investigation of spending. The Pilger board of trustees met Thursday evening and announced after a closed session that Kimberly Neiman was being placed on paid administrative leave for unspecified violations of village policies.
Here is the fax sent out by the Pilger village attorney, Tom Donner:
A special meeting of the Board of Trustees of the village of Pilger, Nebraska was held on December 20, 2018 to consider prior village expenditures. After discussion in closed session, the Board of Trustees approved a motion to suspend the village clerk with compensation for an indefinite period of time for unspecified violations of the personnel policy for the village of Pilger and directed that the explanation for such action be placed in the personnel file of the village employee. As part of the regular audit process for the village, preliminary information was presented to the village board on December 17th, 2018 and as a result of such information the Village Board of Trustees initiated an investigation of certain prior expenditures. The village board of trustees is assisting in and fully cooperating with the investigation.
This is the fax sent out by the Stanton County Sheriff:
The Stanton County Sheriff’s office is investigating an alleged scam involving public funds from the Village of Pilger.
The investigation is being undertaken to try and identify who may be responsible for any deception that has led to loss of a significant amount of money from the Village of Pilger public funds and also to try and determine if there was any public malfeasance by any Village employees.
The Nebraska Attorney General’s office has also been asked to assist in the investigation and federal authorities will be contacted for assistance as some of the spent funds were delivered outside of the United States.