Fort Walton Beach, FL – A County in Florida’s Panhandle has decided to use an interim director of tourism to substitute a man who passed away amid allegations that public money given by BP following the April 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill was misused by him.
Greg Donovan, the Airports Director of Okaloosa County, was chosen as Tourist Development Council’s interim head.
Donovan will be replacing Mark Bellinger, who died of drug overdose on Friday.
Bellinger had resigned after agreeing that he used tax dollars to purchase a yacht without the knowledge of county commissioners. An arrest warrant was issued against him over his buying of a Destin home using the money provided to the county by British oil giant BP as oil spill compensation.