Where’s the $70 Million Dollars that’s Missing from Watershed?
The DeKalb County LSBE vendors voted to make the information public that we gave to law enforcement. The LSBE vendors were very upset that DA James proclaimed that there was no need to investigate issues/people concerning the grand jury report, particularly in the Watershed Department.
We are forwarding information on one particular contract for $1.4 million dollars (Public Works contract). After submitting an Open Records Request and receiving Kelvin Walton’s emails, our researchers went through (and continue to go through) over 20,000 emails and hundreds of attachments. We found an attachment that provided the amount of money paid out on different contracts. The contract for $1.4 million paid out over $72 million dollars. Please note that this is the same contract that the FBI indicted two county employees for extortion and bribery in 2012.
I, Viola Davis, personally spoke to the contractor, and he said he did receive the $1.4 million dollars. However, he did not know anything about the $72 million. Our question is, who received the money?
We ask that you review the documents we delivered to District Attorney Robert James. We did not deliver the attachment of documents that involve the $72 million dollars because of the lack of action on former documents presented to the District Attorney’s Office. We are presenting these documents to the public to review and decide if there is enough information to demand action and another outside third party review for criminal activity.
Video – DeKalb LSBE Vendors Call for RICO Investigation and Criminal Forensic Audit:
To view initial documents…see link:
TO: DEKALB TAXPAYER AND VOTER AND MEDIA OUTLETS
FROM: VIOLA DAVIS WITH UNHAPPY TAXPAYER AND VOTER
SUBJECT: DEKALB LSBE VENDORS CALL FOR RICO INVESTIGATION AND CRIMINAL FORENSIC AUDIT
DATE: MAY 19, 2015
CC: DEKALB HOMEOWNER ASSOCIATIONS, PRIVATE AND PUBLIC ORGANIZATION IN DEKALB COUNTY, LOCAL AND STATE MEDIA, DEKALB WATCHDOG ORGANIZATIONS, GEORGIA WATCHDOGS, ACTING U.S. ATTORNEY JOHN A. HORN, DEKALB COUNTY BOARD OF ETHICS, SPECIAL AGENT DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ATLANTA FBI, DISTRICT ATTORNEY ROBERT JAMES, BARBARA SANDERS, RESTORE DEKALB AND ALL APPROPRIATE PARTIES
DeKalb LSBE Vendors Call for RICO Investigation and Criminal Forensic Audit
I, Viola Davis, with Unhappy Taxpayer & Voter, submit this memorandum detailing alleged criminal activity, wrongdoing and/or malfeasance within DeKalb County government. I have the support of Restore DeKalb, a group of citizens striving to “restore” transparency, ethics and accountability in our local and state government.
I submit this memorandum on behalf of Hopie Strickland, owner of Strickland & Son Construction, and Loretta Washington P.E., owner of LCW Engineering, Inc. Strickland and Washington, DeKalb Local Small Business Enterprise (LSBE) Vendors and others, have created videos to explain the reasons they are calling for a RICO investigation and criminal forensic audit of the LSBE program. Between the two, over 3-4 local and federal complaints were filed concerning alleged criminal activity. Last but not least, they are also requesting that federal investigator subpoena checks paid to LSBE Vendors who participated in the LSBE program to verify local small businesses were paid the 20% contractual agreement.
Video of Hopie Strickland – LSBE Vendor
Video of Loretta Washington – LSBE Vendor