R.I.C.O. Sauve.....Watch the second video from Justiceforkids first. In it, a Columbus Public Schools financial officer admits that NCLB SES providers are indeed Price Fixing exorbitant rates, often more than $100 an hour, for services. My former client Jerry Doyle and I have lawfully assembled with many others to raise consciousness and awareness regarding fraudulent activities (like Sherry Bird long diverting $200K to her hubby's company) at the Columbus Public Schools, and other shady practices at Columbus City Hall, as noted in the top video.
But now the people at Justiceforkids.net and at Dekalb County School Watch journal are highlighting some serious issues when it comes to millions of taxpayer monies being spent for No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Supplemental Education Service (SES) providers. The Dekalb entry takes a "fill-in-the-blank" approach to show that their situation is the same as the Columbus situation. It's heinous and the Federales need to roll in there and start putting people in handcuffs. If they don't we will all recognize that they are part of the problem and not the solution.
Speaking of problems, the Ohio Inspector General Thomas P. Charles (does he even have a college degree for Pete's sake his bio didn't say so) doesn't want to hear any, so he wrote Justiceforkids and told them they can't issue any more complaints, ever. Wow. Did somebody say "Substantive and Procedural Due Process lawsuit?"
Well not in Ohio, because just as in New Hampshire, if you buck the system as a lawyer you will pay in one way or another. So we're gonna' go underground on 'em with Citizen Media. There's more than one way to skin a cat.
Meanwhile the Columbus Dispatch reports of some wicked infighting between Board Veep Stephanie Groce and Supe Gene Harris, who got a "No-Confidence" vote, remember that? I do. KingCast, June, 2006.
As a former AAG, someone who drank the Kool-Aid and believed in government, I am appalled, the people of Columbus, Dekalb County, and all across America (Daily Kos 2005 "Corner Schools" feature) are going to join together in righteous indignation and demand
accountability from our Elected Officials and corporate citizens, and I am going to get it all on video, just as I started with Tuesday's "Can't find the note or mortgage holder" pinball wizard foreclosure hearing before newly-minted NH Supreme Court Justice Robert Lynn, who punted it down the hall. Watch how horrible this guy and newly-minted Chief Justice Linda Dalianis are at the KingCast NH Executive Council confirmation hearing movies.Here is the public records request sent to Columbus School Board.
Here is some of my email chain with Purchasing Director Dennis Carney
The Deal is this:
There is a purchasing grid chart you can see in this Columbus Free Press story. Whatever the case, he contradicted his Assistant Treasurer who said that blanket PO's have a different process than the regular PO's, and he can't get around the fact that Mr. Carney's own staff admitted price fixing. Bring on the cuffs and send a pair on up to Commissioner Mary Jo Kilroy's Office while you're at it. Watch her evil "arrest 'em all" attitude in the First Video. We used to hang out, and she used to be chill with Bob Fitrakis at the Columbus Free Press, now she's gone to the dark side.