(We’ve seen worse mug shots. – promoted by Colorado Pols)
Bob Moore informs us that Larry Carillo, former Larimer County Republican Party chairman, has surrendered on a felony warrant issued by the Weld County DA’s office earlier this week.
Former Larimer County Republican Party Chairman Larry Carillo is free on $10,000 bond after turning himself in late Thursday on a felony theft arrest warrant.
Carillo turned himself in at the Glendale, Colo., Police Department in Arapahoe County at about 9:30 p.m. Thursday, records show. He was booked at the police station and posted bail there.
Carillo is charged with a Class 4 felony after a Fort Collins PD investigator submitted a lengthy affidavit detailing over $17,000 of Carillo’s embezzlement from the LCRP.
Even worse, the county party continues to face unprecedented Secretary of State compliance problems due to Carillo’s destructive tenure at the helm. This includes possible dissolution. Despite nearly two years of total non-compliance with the state law, the party’s Executive Committee was totally out to lunch while Larry insanely drove the organization into every possible iceberg he managed to find floating around. It is probably impossible for the party to recover.
State Republican Chairman Ryan Call is advising LCRP, trying to get the fines reduced by attempting to get SOS Gessler’s office to overlook the negligence of the ExComm with a laughably lame “rogue chairman” defense. Let’s face it, the party’s officers enabled this guy from Day 1. The reason you have boards is to institute organizational accountability. Their negligence may not have risen to Carillo’s level of criminality, but they created the context in which a guy with a previous history of embezzlement was given a frickin’ ATM card.