Jury acquits ex-Hazelton city auditor of charge

2011-08-30T11:31:00Z Jury acquits ex-Hazelton city auditor of chargeBy JENNY MICHAEL, Bismarck Tribune Bismarck Tribune
August 30, 2011 11:31 am  • 

The former Hazelton city auditor has been acquitted of a charge related to allegations she prevented a man from running for an open position on the city commission last year.

Roxanne Schrantz was charged April 6 with Class A misdemeanor official oppression. A jury found her not guilty on Friday.

Schrantz was accused of telling a Hazelton man that an open two-year unexpired term on the commission was filled and he would have to run for a four-year term instead, then filled out his paperwork for the four-year position. The man did not win either position.

According to the Emmons County Record, the Hazelton City Commission fired Schrantz at a special meeting on Aug. 9. Mayor Mel Fortner said at the meeting Schrantz had not been keeping up her duties over the summer, and the city had received delinquent notices from several companies and individuals over unpaid bills. He also said people in Hazelton had complained the city office had been closed, and they were unable to pay their water bills or do other business with the city.

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  1. lightenup
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    lightenup - November 04, 2011 3:38 pm
    The only thing she dedicated herself to was creating drama herself. The way she conducted herself was veryyyyyy unprofessional. Many complaints about her and nothing got done. I agree with fedup and karma did prevail in the end. Good riddens!!!!!!!!
  2. lightenup
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    lightenup - November 04, 2011 12:03 am
    NodakGirl101 should chill. Fedup is right on the money. The only thing she was dedicated to was stirring up drama. The best thing that community did was get her out of that office. A lot could be said here about her "actions" while working for the "City of Hazelton" but not going there. Any drama and hurt was brought on by herself. Thinking she was invincible by getting daddy on the board, and sleeping with one of the board members just doesn't cut it. So if anything that should make you sick her, were HER actions..Yep have to agree, Karma did win in the end!!!!!
  3. NodakGirl101
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    NodakGirl101 - September 18, 2011 10:32 pm
    @Fedup: Do you have a clue what you are talking about? There was a reason she was found "not guilty". So you saying that "karma always wins in the end" don’t make much sense to me? She was VERY dedicated to her job, and was good at what she did. She wasn't only the "auditor" but she took on many other hats in the community. But I do hope that your statement of "karma always wins in the end" is true and the people that caused the drama, and hurt for herself and her family have to pay in the end. Your comment just makes me sick.. And reminds me of how horrible Hazelton's small town gossip is, and how life ruining it could be. I am very glad that justice was served to this case.
  4. fedup
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    fedup - August 31, 2011 12:59 pm
    Way to go Hazelton!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's about time you got rid of her........ Karma always wins in the end... Good job!!!!!!
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