Skip to comments.Walpin-Gate Suit Has New Motion
Posted on 12/17/2009 10:43:31 AM PST by MadisonReagan
Complete with a raft of documents and exhibits, fired AmeriCorps Inspector General Gerald Walpin on Wednesday filed a motion for summary judgment in his lawsuit demanding reinstatement to his job -- his own motion not even waiting for the judge to rule on the Obama administration's motion to dismiss the case without hearing or trial. A close perusal of his motion, affidavits, and exhibits suggests to me, for the first time, that this case has potential to reach the Supreme Court regardless of how the lower court rules.... Thus we get a glimpse of the tangled web of interests and embarrassments of Obama allies on which the firing of Mr. Walpin put a kibosh. In logic if not in law, this raises the specter of obstruction of justice....
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
Don't tease us like that without references and links.
Is “freezer-gate” Johnson missing from your list (convicted)?
Then let’s give it its own name. Why cheapen it by referring to something lesser?
I really don’t think it will “cheapen it”.
This a very big story.
This thread shouldn’t be about the argument of using “gate” at the end of a scandal.
Start a vanity thread if you want to talk about this “gate” problem.
As for me, I am happy to give this important issue a BUMP.
I say no way will the administration appeal to SCOTUS if they lose. If they’re forced to re-hire Walpin, they’ll do it. They’ll make his life miserable, but they’ll do it because they don’t want this case to get any more ink than it already has. Walpin can then file a hostile work environment suit, the feds will pay him off, the civil service commission will transfer him, and that’ll be the end of it.
Right. Watergate pales in comparison to just about everything this administration has done, and they’ve only been in office less than a year. Nixon had been in office for 5-6 years before Watergate happened.
I'll look to see if there is any “old information” in the early “walpin” “impeach” keyword search. (I added impeach to all pertinent information at the time.) It appeared initially that Americorp may have been used to launder money or transfer money in pay to play schemes.....Wish I had a PI or FBI agent to help do the reseach.
Michelle Malkin article that discusses the CUNY issue:
...Standing up and out, like J. Dean, he’ll be a high paid celebrity on a news org. I agree, Bravo for being principled...
ACORN and AmeriCorp connection:
The first taxpayer-subsidized program is the Teaching Fellows Program, run by the Research Foundation of the City University of New York. Walpin’s audit — which can be found online at cncsig.gov — uncovered a multitude of grant violations, including criminal-background-check lapses and “pervasive problems of eligibility, timekeeping and documentation.”
Walpin’s office questioned duplicate educational awards of more than $16 million and costs worth nearly $775,000. CUNY refused to return excess funds that it had drawn down, failed to revise procedures to prevent such grant abuse and refused to provide proof documenting that its AmeriCorps participants existed. Walpin advised AmeriCorps’ parent organization, the Corporation for National and Community Service, to cut off any new funding and re-examine past government funding totaling upward of $75 million.
Notice the article connecting AmeriCorp with Acorn/AcornHousing was done before the kids exposure videos....It merits another look.
Can the firing of Walpin and the investigation of Acorn somehow be in the same plain?
Anyone got connections to Breitbart to give him a heads-up? Oh how we need investigative reporters!
HERE’s more. Now who at CUNY is connected to the Obama?
Audit Slams Largest AmeriCorps Program-IG says up to $75 million should be returned (Walpin)
Youth Today ^ | June 5, 2009
Posted on Friday, June 12, 2009 4:06:48 PM by Shermy
The nation’s largest and most expensive AmeriCorps program - the Teaching Fellows project at the City University of New York - doesn’t meet the essential AmeriCorps criterion of filling an “unmet” need and the federal government should halt the program and recover up to $75 million that has spent on the project over the past six years, a new audit report found.
But the Corporation for National and Community Services (CNCS) disagrees with the findings of its inspector general and says it won’t ask for the money.
In two associated audits released late Thursday, Inspector General Gerald Walpin found that applicants to the Teaching Fellow program often didn’t know it was an AmeriCorps program, that they weren’t swayed to sign up because of the nearly $10,000 in educational funds they could receive, and that it was impossible to determine if the money was going to the fellows or directly into the school’s coffers.
Citing President Barack Obama’s admonition to “scour” federal budgets to determine if “taxpayers are getting their money’s worth,” Walpin, who was appointed by President George W. Bush, said in a strongly worded 17-page letter to the university and CNCS officials said that there was no “cause and effect” from the millions spent on the teaching fellows.
Walpin said in an interview this morning that his recommendation comes under the area of “ensuring that the funds are used properly” and for the best purpose.
In the case of the CUNY program, Walpin found that the AmeriCorps funding duplicated existing programs and that the money was actually helping to deprive some people of jobs, because New York City is under a hiring freeze but is still hiring the teaching fellows.
Usually, the educational grants are awarded to AmeriCorps members who complete 1,700 hours of services - doing things like cleaning out houses ruined by Hurricane Katrina or working in National Forests - so that they can pursue post-secondary education. Those AmeriCorps programs pay a subsistence stipend to participants; the education program pays only the education grants.
In the case of the fellow programs, the money played no role in attracting applicants to the program - which provides full tuition for a master’s degree and a teaching job in a New York City School. And unlike other programs that foster lifetime volunteerism, Walpin’s audit found that almost none of the teaching fellows pursued any volunteer activities. He said they were receiving “$9,450 [each] for doing nothing additional” than what was already spelled out in the fellows program. Participants received the education grants for two years.
CUNY also received funds to administer the programs.
That would be something, eh?
Ex-Rep. William Jefferson, D-La., makes a statement.
" This is racism---pure and simple. I am totally
innocent. As a compassionate and tolerant Democrat,
I was just helping out a distinguished foreign dignitary."
"See, I got this email from Nigerian Gen Kachinga Cheatchusuckah. He had a problem."
" Now, as soon as Gen Cheatchusuckah transfers Idi Amin's
secret Ugandan gold reserves from a Swiss bank vault to a
refrigerated truck I leased............."
Liz, from one of the articles....Some of the grants went to non existing people....could the funds have been funneled to ACORN and illegal votes? According to other earlier articles, Obama had a great deal of support from the university....were they ACORN/connected to Americore money?
P, Know anyone in the FBI in NYC?
OTOH Breitbart seems to be getting the most information.
Did she have a role? I’ve read some of the stories,most of the early ones certainly. I don’t recall Michelle being involved?
The IRS has designated non-profits as the locus classicus for IRS fraud. Putting phony people on the payroll is classic N/P fraud.
Authorities need to determine whether AmeriCore/ACORN colluded with public officials to get grants for phony projects (to launder govt money for campaign donations).
Classic money-laundering schemes work like this: AmeriCore might solicit grants (or might solicit donors to write checks) for, say, $150,000. AmeriCore would then deposit a percentage for itself, then illegally convert the remainder to another account----perhaps to a phony consultant account-----where the money would be fraudulently converted, then redeposited offshore, or in a foreign bank, where AmeriCore/ACORN would have access to the funds out of sight of IRS, SEC, and US banking laws.
AmeriCore may have colluded w/ ACORN and with donors who are officers of publicly-held companies in schemes that may have included misusing corporate reserve accounts, concealing losses, inflating asset values and improperly accounting for transactions, as well as deferring profits into reserve accounts, improperly shifting capital funding to other projects to hide illegal payments to AmeriCore, and whether AmeriCore/ACORN employed money laundering schemes to evade the IRS, SEC, FEC and US banking laws.
In another conversion scheme, AmeriCore might have colluded with ACORN to solicit donors to write checks for $50,000, then deposited the check into a subsidiary bank account perhaps for phony " administration or legal fees. The bank would then illegally convert the monies and redeposit them into a campaign account (designated by AmeriCore/ACORN) out of sight of the FEC.
Authorities need to determine whether AmeriCore and ACORN violated state and federal RICO statutes by colluding to participate in:
(1) securities fraud,
(2) mail fraud
(3) electronic fraud,
(5) co-opting donors into criminal act
(6) failing to report wrongdoing
(7) breach of fiduciary duty
(8) receiving insider information,
(9) accounting fraud,
(10) creating slush funds,
(11) manipulating inventories,
(12) improperly valuing assets.
ACTION Taxpayers demand AmeriCore/ACORN audits and phone-logs, emails, and electronic transfers. POSSIBLE CRIMES Govt fraud, conspiracy, collusion to conspire, conspiracy to steal; theft of public property and official records, etc etc etc.
REPORT TAX FRAUD AND TAX LAW VIOLATIONS HERE:
IRS TOLL-FREE 1-800-829-0433----you may remain anonymous.
Ask the IRS to determine if taxes were paid (stolen money is taxable).
IRS TOLL-FREE 1-800-829-0433-you may remain anonymous when reporting tax fraud.
Report fiduciary negligence; signing off on falsified documents here:
FBI TIP PAGE http://tips.fbi.gov/ (you may remain anonymous)
The IRS should determine if all relevant taxes were paid (stolen money is taxable).
IRS TOLL-FREE 1-800-829-0433-you may remain anonymous when reporting tax fraud.
Can't tell which I love more, your sarcasm or humor. And when combined. Oy vey. LOL!!
I dunno, Liz. It's a Democrat and Democrats never do anything wrong.
I'll enter W.J.B.Clintoon et al as evidence.
We shall see.
Come 2010 with two new houses, anything can happen. By then it'll be a prosecutor's buffet; but, until then just a lot of threats, promises and in my case wishes. LOL
may as well stop folks from trying to use xerox - instead of copy...
or ‘band-aid’ instead of ‘small adhesive bandage’. Besides, what is “Stupidgate” anyways?
As always, great post! Liz, you are my morning coffee read. Thanks!