Shortly after Fritz Behring arrived in November 2010 as the new county manager for Pinal County, Ariz., he learned two project supervisors had backdated forms so the county could qualify for federal funding. When Behring questioned them, he recalls, they not only admitted they had changed the dates but seemed annoyed that Behring was even questioning their actions. Behring says he was struck by the cavalier attitude, which he says displayed a lack of concern about breaking rules and ...

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