Remember the famous Adventurer and Aviator Steve Fossett who went missing last year?
If you remember he went missing after taking off from a private airport in a two-seat Bellanca Decathlon. A massive search-and-rescue effort was launched... unfortunately, those efforts failed to yield any sign of the multimillionaire aviator... and an Illinois judge declared Fossett
legally deceased February 15
Well the Nevada Governor Wants $687,000 from the estate.
They are billing the widow, Peggy Fossett for the cost of the unsuccessful search to offset budget shortfalls.
The are actually sending a bill to the widow for the search.
Talk about adding insult to injury.
'So Sorry For Your Loss... Will That Be Visa Or MasterCard?'
Interestingly just a few days earlier state Emergency Management Director Frank Siracusa, noted,
"We do not charge the rich or the poor. You get lost, and we look for you. It is a service your taxpayer dollars pay for."
II think this sets a dangerous precedent. 'Sorry can’t rescue you until you pay.'