I’ve been following and commenting on GOPer Mayor Phil Young’s legal problems since mid-May, when the story first broke in the Strib; link for Part 1 and Part 2 and Part 3 and Part 4 and Part 5 and Part 6. Plus, there’s “What I’ll Be Saying Tonight”. The Strib has done follow up stories (h/t to Laurie Blake) as events unfolded, and GOPer Young recently ended up the subject of a Strib Editorial.
Yesterday, the Sun Newspaper published the closest look (so far). Read it, and it’s obvious the reporter, Chris Olwell, takes his craft as a journalist seriously. Here’s how it starts:
Eden Prairie Mayor
By Chris Olwell – - Sun Newspapers
Published: Thursday, July 22, 2010 2:15 PM CDT
On April 15, Eden Prairie Mayor Phil Young went to the Plymouth Police Department. He sat down with two detectives in a conference room in the lobby. He was there to answer questions about an investigation into allegations of theft of public funds.
According to police reports, Young arrived confident, composed, making strong eye contact and answering questions. As the detectives laid out the evidence against him, he began to slouch in his seat. He leaned his elbows against the table and hid his face in his hands. By the end of the interview, Young sat silently with his head on the table between his folded arms.
I’ll have some thoughts on this sordid saga on Monday.