KCPD fraud detectives investigating missing $15,000 of taxpayer money intended for Mayweather
5:01 PM, Jan 24, 2013
3:05 PM, Jan 25, 2013
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -
UPDATE: Ossco Bolton, the executive director of Peers Organized to Support Student Excellence (POSSE), sent a letter to City Manager Troy Schulte regarding the $15,000 payment intended to bring Floyd Mayweather to town.
Kansas City, Mo., officials issued the check to Ossco Bolton, the executive director of Peers Organized to Support Student Excellence (POSSE), a local anti-violence group. Records show the check was cashed the same day it was received on Oct. 26. But it remains unclear how that money was spent.
When the promoted event did not occur on Dec. 8, Kansas City asked for a refund. However, that repayment deadline passed without any sign of the taxpayer funds.
A police spokesman said fraud detectives took an incident report, and part of the investigation involves determining if it is a civil or criminal case.
"The reporting party stated that the City of Kansas City paid $15,000 to the listed suspect pursuant to an agreement for the appearance of a boxer at an event," the incident report stated. "The suspect failed to host the event or return the money provided for the event upon demand."
Because no charges have been filed, the suspect's name is blacked out in the report.
Bolton has maintained that he now plans to have Floyd Mayweather Sr. come to Kansas City on April 5-6 for community events.
In an email to 41 Action News on Friday, Bolton said he would be providing a funding outline of the Mayweather Sr. event in the near future.
"It will show where the dollars went," Bolton wrote.