Nebraska auditor accuses Madison official of misusing city equipment, resources

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A Madison official has been accused of using city employees and equipment for his own benefit.

In a letter to city council members, Nebraska State Auditor Mike Foley said James Lewis – Madison’s utilities superintendent – “repeatedly” misused city resources.

Over several months, Lewis used resources, including city crews and equipment, to aid in construction at his home, according to Foley.

In the letter to council members, Foley lists several methods Lewis used “to acquire improper personal gain.”

Some of those methods include threatening city employees and falsifying time records.

Lewis is also accused of theft of services and abuse of public records, which is being investigated by local law enforcement agencies.

A formal complaint against Lewis has been filed with the Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission, Foley said.

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