It names three women alleged to have had sexual relationships with Maketa
: his second in command, Undersheriff Paula Presley; the comptroller, Dorene Cardarelle; and the head of training for dispatchers, Tiffany Huntz
, after refusing to respond to The Gazette
on the phone, sent an email saying, "Your questions are outrageous and completely inappropriate.
I have never had a sexual relationship with the sheriff.
If you publish anything to the contrary, there will be consequences."
Allegations of special treatment for Cardarelle
were publicized by local media in 2010, but this is the first time evidence of affairs has surfaced and top commanders have spoken.
In addition to the complaints, The Gazette
obtained more than 500 emails and text messages dating to 2008 between Maketa and Cardarelle
Presley and Huntz
also got favorable treatment, the complaint says.
Goodall, the former undersheriff, said Maketa's
promotion of Cardarelle
, Presley and Huntz
was only half the problem.
The county complaint alleges Maketa also got involved with Tiffany Huntz, a 33-year-old dispatcher and one-time amateur nude model.
has been repeatedly promoted despite numerous cases of misconduct.
denied having a sexual relationship with Maketa
and called the accusation "outrageous."
Huntz started working at the Sheriff's Office as a night shift dispatcher in 2004, records show.
At the Sheriff's Office
was the subject of at least four internal affairs investigations for misconduct, according to records and interviews with former commanders.
According to a Sheriff's Office
memo about the issue, provided by an anonymous source, she
was investigated in 2007 for not seeking approval to have a second job after it was discovered she
was running a home-based sex toy business.
was investigated in early 2008 for sending more than 470 texts, largely of a personal nature, over the Sheriff's Office
computer system, according to another Sheriff's Office memo.
She was investigated in February 2008 for an elaborate prank in which she persuaded at least one co-worker to call in a fake rollover crash involving a person named "Fola Seaman.
Another dispatcher sent the call using the name, which Huntz
intended to be pronounced "full of semen," over the Sheriff's Office
radio, according to a third Sheriff's Office memo.
was investigated in March 2008 regarding her
application to become a deputy sheriff, according to a commander.
Supervisors discovered during a background investigation that Huntz
had previously applied to the Colorado Springs Police Department
and had failed a lie-detector test, Moore said.
was issued a letter of reprimand for the prank, the lowest level of discipline possible.
In May 2008, Huntz
requested permission from her
superiors to pose nude for various websites and magazines.
Nude photos of her
had already appeared on numerous websites, Kastner
Despite discipline problems and performance that Kastner described as "dismal," Huntz was promoted to supervisor of training in 2009.
was such a poor trainer that a growing rate of newly hired dispatchers failed to complete their training.
By 2010, she
was making more than $50,000 a year, according to published reports.