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(No Honor Among Thieves) 2012 DNC: Nearly $500,000 of Equipment Was Lost or Stolen in Charlotte
Charlotte Observer ^ | Wednesday, Jun. 19, 2013 | Steve Harrison

Posted on 06/20/2013 7:10:44 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

2012 DNC photo: DNC 2012 DNC12.png

DNC: Nearly $500,000 of equipment was lost or stolen in Charlotte

To stage last year’s Democratic National Convention, the local host committee raised millions of dollars, much of it for computers, phones and other communication devices.

Now it appears a sizable amount of that equipment was lost, stolen – or perhaps kept by the staffers it had been assigned to.

The Democratic National Convention Committee said it recently sent the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department a spreadsheet detailing $496,000 worth of missing equipment. CMPD created an incident report in May.

Among the missing items: MacBook Pro laptops, iPads, iPod Nanos, computer printers, and BlackBerrys.

“It’s commonplace for stuff to go missing,” said Joseph Sandler, a Washington, D.C., attorney handling media calls about the issue for the DNC host committee. “This is very typical, even though we have an inventory system.”

Sandler said he thought the Charlotte losses were higher than usual because of planners prepping two sites for the three-day convention: Time Warner Cable Arena and Bank of America Stadium. President Barack Obama was supposed to deliver his acceptance speech at the football stadium, but the threat of thunderstorms moved the last night of the DNC back to the arena.

Sandler said some of the items may have been inadvertently kept by DNC staffers who had used the equipment for months before the convention. But he said he believes some of the equipment was stolen by people not involved with the convention.

“Some of it may have been stolen, but we don’t know exactly what happened,” he said.

The spreadsheet given to police lists $3.9 million in equipment, with most of it accounted for.

For example, the document says the DNCC had 600 BlackBerry Bold 990s. It shows 383 were returned and 217 are missing. Amount of the losses: $54,250.

A total of 841 pieces of equipment are missing, according to the DNCC.

In its police report, CMPD lists most of the equipment, including the BlackBerrys, as “lost” rather than “stolen.”

CMPD couldn’t be reached for comment.

Sandler said he does not think the Charlotte police will be able to find much of the equipment.

“Probably not,” he said. “Except to the extent if there were a significant number of things stolen and there is a lead they can pursue.”

The local host committee for the DNC was tasked with raising roughly $36 million to stage the convention, but the fundraising efforts fell short.

In May, Duke Energy announced that it would absorb the $10 million line of credit it gave to the host committee. Because the company could claim the loss as a business expense, its shareholders would only cover $6 million of the loan.

Dan Murrey, who chaired the host committee, said his employees returned most of the items they were using.

“On my team, we got almost every piece back,” he said. “But I don’t know if that was clear on the (Democratic National Convention Committee) side.”

He said that, in the past, technology companies had not asked for many items to be returned after conventions.

“But this time they did,” Murray said.

He said filing the police report with CMPD was a necessary step toward possibly filing an insurance claim for the items.

He said that on the last night of the convention, a number of pieces of equipment vanished, suggesting they were deliberately stolen.

“But it wasn’t like someone backed up a tractor-trailer and loaded up a bunch of stuff,” he said.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: 2012dnc; 2012election; bho; charlotte; democraticparty; democratparty; democrats; dnc; entitlement; grandtheft; looters; moochers; nohonoramongthieves; obama; obamanation; redistribution; theft
"DNC: Nearly $500,000 of equipment was lost or stolen in Charlotte"

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1 posted on 06/20/2013 7:10:44 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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2 posted on 06/20/2013 7:11:09 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

The party of “redistribution”.


3 posted on 06/20/2013 7:12:56 PM PDT by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Democrats are really good at stealing....generations of practice.


4 posted on 06/20/2013 7:13:10 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: DogByte6RER

Insurance fraud.


5 posted on 06/20/2013 7:13:29 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: DogByte6RER
"DNC: Nearly $500,000 of equipment was lost or stolen in Charlotte"

I would expect nothing less from those who believe they are entitled to what belongs to others.

6 posted on 06/20/2013 7:22:07 PM PDT by South40
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To: South40

"Let them touch those things for once."

7 posted on 06/20/2013 7:23:43 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: DogByte6RER

After (wink wink) losing the stuff - the DNC is filing a complaint so they can get a tax break ... and who knows, maybe hit up the folks who insured them?

It’s sooooooooooooooooo Chicago...


8 posted on 06/20/2013 7:25:16 PM PDT by GOPJ (... liberal anger, the privileged wheeze of entitled brats ... Greenfield)
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To: DogByte6RER

LOL @ inadvertently kept.


9 posted on 06/20/2013 7:25:48 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: DogByte6RER

They wuz entitlted to them free laptops and ipads weren’t they?


10 posted on 06/20/2013 7:25:58 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: DogByte6RER

Wouldn’t surprise me if our White House has been looted of it’s historic contents by now.


11 posted on 06/20/2013 7:29:19 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: DogByte6RER
Over 200 Blackberry's missing?

Sayyyyyy WHUT?

12 posted on 06/20/2013 7:32:31 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: DogByte6RER
“Some of it may have been stolen, but we don’t know exactly what happened,” he said.

Sounds like Washington.

13 posted on 06/20/2013 7:47:04 PM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: rockrr
Insurance fraud

Creative campaign financing.

I am guessing that the DNCs insurer is someone like Progressive that is far Left politically.

The insurance company tells the DNC to pad their insurance claim and that the insurer will not dispute the claim.

By doing this the DNC avoids paying taxes on the contribution and the insurer avoids gift taxes and can write of the contribution as a business loss.

14 posted on 06/20/2013 7:49:18 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: DogByte6RER

The FREE STUFF ARMY practices what they preach.

To liberals what’s theirs is theirs, and what’s yours is theirs.


15 posted on 06/20/2013 7:54:18 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama-Ville - Land of The Free Stuff, Home of the Enslaved)
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To: DogByte6RER

I remember an earlier article showing how these lost items were being valued way, way, way above their value. In other words these people are crooks!


16 posted on 06/20/2013 7:57:16 PM PDT by vpintheak (We are the chosen few! Be thankful for it!)
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To: DogByte6RER

Souvenir collectors


17 posted on 06/20/2013 8:25:39 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Haha-——=>That’s what I’d tell the D.N.C. when it came to the Mecklenburg Sherriff’s Dept.


18 posted on 06/20/2013 8:26:11 PM PDT by JSDude1 (Is John Boehner the Neville Chamberlain of American Politics?)
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To: DogByte6RER

Happens at every Tea Party gathering too.


19 posted on 06/20/2013 8:27:48 PM PDT by informavoracious (We're being "punished" with Stanley Ann's baby. Obamacare: shovel-ready healthcare.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Did the IRS ask for receipts?

TT


20 posted on 06/20/2013 9:03:26 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (Idiocracy used to just be a Movie... Live every day as your last...one day you will be right)
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To: TexasTransplant

http://michellemalkin.com/2013/06/15/police-report-filed-for-lost-and-stolen-items-from-dem-convention-include-30k-iphone-and-75k-laptop-computer/


21 posted on 06/20/2013 9:10:48 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: ltc8k6

Organizers of the Charlotte, N.C., convention have filed a police report for lost and stolen electronics, some of which they appear to have valued at as much as 62 times the listed market prices.

A reportedly stolen 13-inch MacBook Pro laptop? $75,537. The price listed on the Apple website is $1,199. A lost iPhone? $30,503. A lost Blackberry? $54,250.
[...]
Other items reported to have gone missing at the convention included two iPads worth around $15,000 each, laptops listed at $40,000, $34,000 and $25,000 each, and other miscellaneous items worth far more than their list price.

The report claimed that 40 items were reported lost and one item – the most highly valued one, the $75,000 MacBook Pro – was stolen.
[...]
The report was filed almost eight months after the convention, when the losses supposedly took place.

The cost of the 41 missing electronics totaled $465,142.97, according to the police report.

That averaged $11,344 per item.


22 posted on 06/20/2013 9:11:27 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: Pontiac

[The local host committee for the DNC was tasked with raising roughly $36 million to stage the convention, but the fundraising efforts fell short.

In May, Duke Energy announced that it would absorb the $10 million line of credit it gave to the host committee. Because the company could claim the loss as a business expense, its shareholders would only cover $6 million of the loan. ]

Taking it off the top and bottom ? The DNC and OBAMA didn’t pay their BILLS, then FORWARDED the BILLS to the SHAREHOLDERS of DUKE ENERGY , and now they want to scam the insurance claims for the stolen Items they didn’t pay for ?


23 posted on 06/20/2013 9:21:09 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: DogByte6RER
[“But it wasn’t like someone backed up a tractor-trailer and loaded up a bunch of stuff,” he said.]


24 posted on 06/20/2013 9:23:44 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: ltc8k6
The cost of the 41 missing electronics totaled $465,142.97, according to the police report.

That would have been the 'insured value', not the cost. The DNC didn't pay a cent for them. Duke Energy and their stockholders did.

25 posted on 06/20/2013 9:28:51 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: UCANSEE2

I doubt you can insure items for many times their actual cost, though.


26 posted on 06/20/2013 9:32:55 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: UCANSEE2

The rat party has to supply the ground troops
with sophistacted comm equipment for the comming
struggles somehow. Then they get to write it all
off. What a scam.


27 posted on 06/20/2013 10:16:06 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Was “lost or stolen” much like the ever popular “jobs created or saved” Just think of how maney louis viton bags or heroin could have been gotten with this haul, frig the obamaphones man! When’s the next rally?


28 posted on 06/21/2013 3:33:33 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (Yesterdays conspiracies are todays truths)
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To: DogByte6RER
What's the use of being a liberal if you can't lie, cheat, and steal ...
... even from other liberals?
29 posted on 06/24/2013 8:59:18 AM PDT by Amagi (Buying "Green" means purchasing inferior quality at increased cost.)
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