Talk about a no-brainer. Wailuku Main Street Association (WMSA) has been taking hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants from the County of Maui for years ($2.2 million since 2002, according to The Maui News). And if you’d like to know what the non-profit organization has been doing with that money, get in line behind the County of Maui Planning Department and the state Attorney General’s office. Both have spent the better part of this year asking exactly that of the association and its mercurial executive director Jocelyn Perreira, without much luck. Now Perreira and WMSA chairman Tom Cannon have long said that everything they do is above board, but when you add up all the former WMSA board members who have been complaining publicly that Perreira refused to give them various financial records that should have been theirs for the asking, the whole thing really starts to smell.
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