No Punishment Yet for Suspected Embezzler

No punishment yet for the Delta County Road Commission employee accused of embezzlement.

Hugo Mattonen is accused of stealing property from his job as a stock clerk and purchasing agent back in June.

The road commission had a special meeting last night, a closed session to hear an attorney’s opinion on what they should do.

After that, Mattonen and his lawyer asked for a closed session of their own to talk about possible disciplinary action.

The commissioners voted it down.

The county sheriff’s office has been handling the case, and they haven’t said what they believe was stolen.

Mattonen has been suspended from his job without pay.

He’s also on the Gladstone City Commission, and his term runs until November of next year.

Mattonen is slated to go to trial next Thursday.