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The Beaver County Board of Commissioners decided unanimously to fire County Payroll Director Barbara Rossi today.

Commissioner Sandie Egley said the decision to terminate Barbara Rossi — no relation to County Controller David Rossi — was formally made during an executive session of the Board.

As BeaverCountian.com was first to report on Tuesday, the Federal Internal Revenue Services (IRS) filed a tax lien against Beaver County government this month for unpaid payroll taxes and penalties totaling $378,000.

“After being blindsided by certified letters from the IRS, we conducted an investigation and found documentation in the payroll office that had not been addressed with other county officials for more than six months,” said Egley. “That led to the dismissal.”

Egley said the county is still working with the IRS to determine what is owed and how things managed to progress to the level of a lien being filed against county government.

According to the IRS’ website, a federal tax lien attaches to all assets of an organization, including property, securities, and vehicles. Liens also attach to accounts receivable and can affect an organization’s ability to get credit.

Rossi’s access to the courthouse and the county’s computer network was revoked last night.

John Paul
John Paul is the founder of the Beaver Countian. He reports full-time for the site, specializing in investigative journalism with an emphasis on public corruption.

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AssHat
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AssHat

Yawn. They will just put another ass hat in that position.

Silence_Dogood
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Silence_Dogood

I wonder whose family member needs a job. I’m sure that, with how rampant nepotism is in that cesspool of a courthouse, it will be someone related to someone that needs a job.

tax man
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tax man

that payment is the responsibility of the controllers office
the people there should be reviewed also

Beavercountytmz
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Beavercountytmz

She has not done her job correctly for years they have been told multiple times about her incompetence. Screwed up paychecks, sick and vacation time over and underpaid to employees. Everytime they just shrugged their shoulders.

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Veritas

Who is responsible for auditing all those who handle money? An audit would have turned up inconsistencies before reaching a critical stage.