Resign Or Be Recalled, DeSoto Residents Tell Councilwoman; Her Colleagues Remain Silent

DeSOTO - Councilwoman Candice Quarles met an organized call for her resignation Tuesday from residents alarmed by the City Council’s silence after disclosures that she benefited from her husband’s theft of tax dollars.It was the third time residents have called for Quarles’ ouster since mid-July and follows a new revelation: Her husband, Jeremiah, may have spent as much as $26,000 on personal expenses when he headed the town’s economic development corporation several years ago.That figure, three times the amount he pleaded guilty to stealing, was revealed by town officials in a private meeting last week with a handful of residents, according to a recording of the gathering obtained by The Dallas Morning News.At Tuesday night’s council meeting, residents of the south Dallas suburb said they had lost patience - and most of all, trust - in the councilwoman.  Continue reading...

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