The Port of Oakland appointed a new executive director Thursday, six months after the previous director retired in the midst of an investigation into improper spending allegations.
Two audits are raising questions about nearly $200,000 in employee expenses at one of the nation’s largest ports, which was recently embroiled in a strip club spending scandal.
The executive director of the Port of Oakland has stepped down, amid a scandal involving the use of public money at a strip club.
The saga of Omar Benjamin, the suspended Executive Director of the Port of Oakland, continues to grow murkier with each passing day.
The Port of Oakland’s maritime director has been ordered to return from a business trip and take paid administrative leave as port officials investigate allegations that he spent $4,500 in public funds at a strip club.
Port of Oakland officials suspended their executive director amid an investigation into a $4,500 strip club expense racked up by the agency’s head of maritime operations.
A high-ranking Port of Oakland official is under investigation for spending thousands of dollars in public funds for a party at a Houston strip club.