Published: Sep 03, 2010 12:56 AM EDT
Updated: Sep 02, 2010 9:41 PM EDT

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. - Ed Fitzgerald says a friend came up to him asking him why he went to Paris as the fire commissioner using taxpayer money.

Only problem is, he's never been to Paris. He got hold of an email from his opponent, Richard Sharkey, that warned residents that he was pocketing taxpayer money.

Sharkey did not return our calls, but WINK obtained the emails.