Two more face TDC-related charges

Published: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 09:13 AM.

Nathan Wilson of Destin and Robert Boudreau of Pennsylvania were charged Monday with grand theft in connection with Okaloosa County’s ever-evolving TDC scandal.

Both men are accused of pocketing money they were given to hold events that never occurred.

Wilson, 39, of  Destin, is charged with procuring $7,000 in TDC funding for a long-distance relay race called Emerald Coast to Coast, according to an Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office news release.

“The race never took place and Wilson has also not provided any documentation to indicate the county funds were ever used legitimately,” the release states.

Boudreau, 84, of  Mars, Penn., accepted $25,000 from the TDC as the music director for the American Wind Symphony Orchestra, the release states. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.

The funds, paid for through the Zimmerman Agency, were for a concert or concerts that never took place, the news release states.

The Sheriff’s Office has been investigating money expended by the TDC since early May of 2012 when Bellinger admitted to county commissioners that he’d used $710,000 in bed tax funds to buy a yacht. As the probe was getting under way, Bellinger left town and was found dead in a suicide May 4.

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