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Figure fired during probe of (Obama Supporter) Mayor Kevin Johnson, is cleared
Sacramento Bee ^ | 11/10/09 | Sam Stanton

Posted on 11/10/2009 11:26:52 AM PST by Bokababe

Gerald Walpin, the AmeriCorps inspector general fired by the White House in July during his probe of Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, has been cleared of a complaint by the acting U.S. attorney in Sacramento that he had acted improperly.

(Excerpt) Read more at sacbee.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; US: California
KEYWORDS: americorps; obama

1 posted on 11/10/2009 11:26:52 AM PST by Bokababe
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To: Bokababe

I’ll bet we’ll see this on Beck!


2 posted on 11/10/2009 11:28:41 AM PST by Mamzelle (Who is Kenneth Gladney? (Don't forget to bring your cameras))
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To: Bokababe

Zer0 acting stupidly again.


3 posted on 11/10/2009 11:31:51 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Bokababe

Isn’t this the guy Present Radar Ears sid was “cofused”?


4 posted on 11/10/2009 11:35:47 AM PST by Darksheare (Tar is cheap, and feathers are plentiful.)
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Sid?
Lol, Said.


5 posted on 11/10/2009 11:36:21 AM PST by Darksheare (Tar is cheap, and feathers are plentiful.)
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To: Bokababe

Excellent!


6 posted on 11/10/2009 11:43:01 AM PST by griswold3 (You think health care is expensive now? Just wait till it's FREE!)
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To: Darksheare
"Isn’t this the guy Present Radar Ears sid was “cofused”?

Yep!

"Sid? Lol, Said".

Got that, but "Cofused"?

A case of runaway fingers. I've had that before, too! LOL!

7 posted on 11/10/2009 11:47:50 AM PST by Bokababe (Save Christian Kosovo! http://www.savekosovo.org)
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To: Bokababe

A win for the good guys! Obama is a fascist Stalin-wannabe, but fortunately, he is a lame & incompetent fascist Stalin-wannabe.


8 posted on 11/10/2009 11:50:07 AM PST by rae4palin
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To: Bokababe

Why should we be surprised? Walpin did nothing wrong but was smeared by vicious attacks from the Obamanation drones.


9 posted on 11/10/2009 11:50:09 AM PST by tflabo
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To: Bokababe

Give him back his job!


10 posted on 11/10/2009 11:52:33 AM PST by moovova (More coffee please...make it a double.)
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To: Bokababe

Any bets that Walpin gets his job back?


11 posted on 11/10/2009 11:53:02 AM PST by YHAOS
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To: YHAOS

thats the travesty. cleared yes but never reinstated.


12 posted on 11/10/2009 11:55:21 AM PST by wiggen (Never in the history of our great country have the people had less representation than they do today)
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To: moovova
Give him back his job!"

Even if he gets his job back, Johnson caught red-handed, was given a deal to avoid criminal charges. Focused on the injustice of firing Walpin, no one noticed what was happening behind the scenes with Johnson & the Feds. The brouhaha that Walpin's firing made was just laying cover for saving Johnson.

"... By then, the investigation of Johnson and how he had used federal funds for his St. HOPE agency to run schools and other endeavors had been closed without criminal charges. The federal government agreed to settle the matter with Johnson and St. HOPE agreeing to repay $400,000 in funds."

13 posted on 11/10/2009 12:06:54 PM PST by Bokababe (Save Christian Kosovo! http://www.savekosovo.org)
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To: YHAOS
If you are saying yes, what long odds do you want??

Cleared by US attorney...what a joke. There should NEVER have been an inquiry. Getting a decline by an AUSA and taking it over his head for review is not unheard of. Once it is declined ciminally, there is no proviso against putting the info out in the press as it is now a civil or administrative matter and the public has a right to know.

14 posted on 11/10/2009 12:08:35 PM PST by Mouton
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To: wiggen
"thats the travesty."

Exactly. My point.

15 posted on 11/10/2009 12:22:22 PM PST by YHAOS
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To: Mouton
"If you are saying yes, what long odds do you want??"

Long odds, no kidding. Walpin will play Hell getting his job back. It will cost him more than it is worth to get his job back, unless the point of honor over rides any other consideration for him. Whatever he decides, I wish him well.

16 posted on 11/10/2009 12:30:27 PM PST by YHAOS
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To: Bokababe

LOL, I’m patient zero for the typo virus.
(typos pop up wherever I am present.)


17 posted on 11/10/2009 12:42:20 PM PST by Darksheare (Tar is cheap, and feathers are plentiful.)
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To: wiggen

Where does he go to get his reputation back?


18 posted on 11/10/2009 1:20:15 PM PST by Dinah Lord
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To: Bokababe

A win for the honest man.


19 posted on 11/10/2009 2:12:50 PM PST by GVnana ("Obama is incredibly naive and grossly egotistical." Sarkozy)
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To: Dinah Lord

i don’t read it,but if the past is a harbinger of the future,buried deep in the NY Times.


20 posted on 11/11/2009 1:50:19 AM PST by wiggen (Never in the history of our great country have the people had less representation than they do today)
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To: YHAOS
From the article:

Now, he says, he wants his job back...

Walpin filed suit in federal court in Washington, D.C., in July alleging that he was fired improperly while investigating whether Johnson had misused federal grant funds. The government is trying to have the case dismissed, but Walpin filed documents in court late Monday opposing that.

Among the documents was an Oct. 19 letter from the Integrity Committee of the Council of the Inspectors General for Integrity and Efficiency telling him that the probe against him had been closed.

And of course, for all the members of Congress expressing outrage about his firing, they've done nothing.

The DOJ picked the wrong guy to stomp on this time. Whatever the outcome, he's not going down without a legal, and very public, fight.

21 posted on 11/11/2009 2:01:26 AM PST by browardchad ("Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own fact." - Daniel P Moynihan)
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