(Host) There won’t be any criminal charges related to the problems at the city-owned Burlington Telecom.
Chittenden County State’s Attorney T.J. Donovan says he investigated the city’s handling of the municipal telecommunications provider. But he says there are no grounds to file charges.
Burlington Telecom is $50 million in debt.
State regulators found that the utility violated the terms of its operating license by using $17 million in city funds for operations and not repaying it within two months.
That money still hasn’t been repaid. Donovan says he hired former prosecutor Robert Simpson to conduct the investigation.