Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Papers: King spent $5,343 on 23-page personal bio

Today's Observer story details accusations about former United Way CEO Gloria Pace King's expenses. A statement from the agency's chief financial officer says King "double dipped" on meal expenses and charged the agency for personal travel.

According to court papers, King spent $5,343.51 for creation of a 23-page leather-bound book profiling her life in business.

Click here to read the sworn statement from chief financial officer Shelley White.

King's attorney Bill Diehl says his client denies all the allegations. King is accusing the United Way of discrimination, wrongful termination and illegally breaking her employment contract.

Click here to read grand jury subpoena and copies of receipts.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just one of the few reasons I would never give to United Way. Pick an individual charity and give your money. At least you will have some idea of where it is going.

Anonymous said...

Its difficult when you have an organization that has little oversight like the United Way does here in Charlotte. So I guess its not surprising that she abused her position and power. Executives of any organization should be held accountable too for there actions, including non-profits.

Anonymous said...

A leather-bound, 23-page book on "My Life as a Princess." Will Mac Everett be following with his own narcissistic tome? Dear God...and they wonder why people are mad at them.

Anonymous said...

Bill Diehlhow does he stay away from the buffet to defend anyone. The old days are going fast Bill. The good ole'boy network is fading fast. This lady is guilty as the day is long...and YOU know it. Still pissed off that Bob Johnson does not kiss your arse.

Anonymous said...

The big banks (in the 80's) forced the employees to give. It was called not being a "team player" if you refuse. My boss came in one day and told the whole office I was the "only" one that was preventing securities from having 100% participation.

Maybe this broad and Jinwright can share a cell. Praise the Lord, pass the fan.

Anonymous said...

Shelley White and others deserve part of the blame. Wasn't it part of her responsibility to make sure UW was financially honest? What about the "in-house" charities that were set up to hide overhead expenses. Didn't she and others have a role in this.

She has shown majors concerns on Ms Kings expenses but I have concerns about her and others.

Anonymous said...

You mess with the bull, Ms. Pace King and you get the horns. You deserve all that the Federal Grand Jury hands out! And it's not because you are black. It's because you grossly misused charitable donations for your own personal gain.

jenifer daniels - the friendraiser said...

a book...a leather bound book...seriously?

Anonymous said...

I am heartsick about the behavior represented in these 22 pages. Not only the CEO's, but the Chief Financial Officer and particularly the board's. When will the names of all those signing her expense accounts be published? This conduct is not possible or even conceiveable in any company or non profit I know. The board acted liked pious and oblivious white men who didn't want to hold the CEO accountable for reasons of race, gender and their own fears. They need to be accountable for not managing and holding the CEO responsible for this behavior. Last summer they were writing joint editorials about how great she was, a month later they fired her, now this comes out. However, thousands in Charlotte have known this for years- the board was told repeatedly by staff members. No one on the board wanted to deal with this - this is the worst form of prejudice - different standards. They would not have allowed this in their companies - they turned their back on it here. Their names along with hers should be prominently repeated as offending the public and private trust.

Christina said...

We're in a huge recession, still at war and have a potentially pandemic flu virus on our hands and this is the kind of thing news reporters are focusing on?

pinworm said...

Yep. There are plenty of news reporters around to catch and point out self-indulgent executives.