This is a real blow to Sheriff Arpaio’s investigation and to any possible congressional investigation, but a bullet-proof case that the BC was forged and who did it can still be made without Fuddy’s cooperation. What were the chances that she would ever flip and testify honestly as to what happened?
I am wondering if there is information about Fuddy which can become available now that she is deceased which would have previously been unavailable.
Even though I see this as a highly improbable planned assassination situation scenario, is there any avenue for pushing for an official investigation into whether she was murdered, despite inevitable official obstruction.
Think of all of the mostly infamous corpses that have been exhumed to obtain forensic evidence of possible homicide (Arafat) or other legal claim (body in Oswald’s grave wasn’t Oswald).
Neil Palafox is still out there to shed light on whether his sudden request to withdraw was related to the search for (or forgery of) Barry’s LFBC.
HONOLULU - Interim Hawaii Health Director Dr. Neal Palafox abruptly quit Wednesday, the first of new Gov. Neil Abercrombie’s Cabinet appointees to leave.
The reason for Palafox’s resignation was a mystery, and he wouldn’t say whether he was asked to resign.
Abercrombie’s office said Palafox asked the Democratic governor to withdraw his nomination.
“Gov. Abercrombie accepted Dr. Palafox’s request and will make a new appointment for the Health Director as soon as possible,” spokeswoman Donalyn Dela Cruz said in a statement.
The Attorney General’s office wouldn’t comment on whether it’s investigating Palafox, said Joshua Wisch, special assistant to the attorney general.
Palafox, 58, said he was surprised when he heard TV news reports citing anonymous sources claiming he was under investigation for medical billing fraud.
“I get handed these e-mails about investigations and so forth, but I have no clue. I’m lost,” Palafox said.
University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine Dean Jerris Hedges said the school is unaware of any pending investigation. Hedges said Palafox will return to his job at the school, where he was chairman of the Department of Family Medicine before his nomination.