Former city admin. calls $16K party a 'reception'

Prosecution: Jeanetta Tinsley threw lavish farewell party for former boss

SAN ANTONIO - Drew Cameron insisted that a costly, taxpayer-funded going away party for him was not a “party” but a “reception."

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Cameron retired in 2009 at the director of the City of San Antonio’s Office of Grants Monitoring and Administration.

His successor, Jeanetta Tinsley, 43, in on trial for misapplication of funds for spending over $16,000 on the going away affair held at the Westin Riverwalk Hotel.

Testifying in Tinsley’s trial on Monday, Cameron said the gathering, attended by about 200 guests, was not a party.

It was a reception, he said.

“I agreed to go to this reception because that is what it was supposed to be,” Cameron said. “It was supposed to be an opportunity for stakeholders to see me leaving.”

If Tinsley (pictured) is found guilty, she is facing a maximum punishment of two years in state jail. But she is eligible for probation.


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