DETROIT (WXYZ) - In an upate to a story the 7 Action News Investigators brought to you Thursday night , a spokesperson for Wayne County says Turkia Mullin was paid $16,500 for her work as the Executive Director of the Wayne County Regional Jobs and Economic Growth Foundation.
The county spokesperson says that Mullin returned $6,000 of her compensation in October. Mullin was paid for two-and-a-half years of work.
Mullin served as Executive Director of the non-profit fund until August. According to tax records, that non-profit was set up to “support and encourage economic development.”
A source tells Action News, the county used $360,000 in federal tax credit funds as seed money.
During a 5 year period, the fund brought in $692,557... mostly from “sponsorships” – although it’s not disclosed who those sponsors were.
While serving as Executive Director of the Wayne County Regional Jobs and Economic Growth Foundation Mullin was also heading the Wayne County Business Development Corporation, which is also known as EDGE Opportunities. Both non-profits work to bring business to Wayne County.
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