If you're going to get fired, do it the John Vartanian way. The former Santa Clara County department head continues to enjoy the travel rewards he stole. Now he's also getting another five-figure paycheck.
John Vartanian, recently fired by the county for running a travel rewards-skimming racket, could get another high-paying job with his former employer, albeit one less lucrative than the $235,000 annual salary he took home as head of the Department of Child Support Services.
A high-ranking Santa Clara County official was placed on paid leave Thursday in the wake of a report that pointed to widespread dysfunction under his watch. Don Moody, the public administrator/guardian/conservator, was escorted out of his office, sources tell San Jose Inside.
The head of Santa Clara County's Department of Child Support Services was placed on paid leave after reports that he used personal charge cards to rack up rewards and frequent flier miles from county business trips.