Thursday, February 23, 2012



BISD AUDIT ALLEGES PAT LEHMANN PUT GONZALES IN FEAR FOR HIS JOB IF HE DID NOT GIVE E-RATE CONTRACT TO "INTEGRITY.


UPDATES:  As I digest the audit and my readers point out findings by page this will be updated - see below how under Defenbaugh standards BISD was justified in firing Art Rendon, and Cadillac Caty Presas-Garcia needs to be indicted.

It is my understanding that many of the people named in the report who are  current BISD employees will be suing BISD for releasing the information before providing the employees their due process rights.  This is a black and white case and shows just how incompetent a law  firm Thompson Horton really is, and just how incredibly unethical Defenbaugh really is.

NEWSFLASH:

The story has been confirmed verbally by two independent sources.  I am waiting for the document which proves it.  If the document is real, Defenbaugh and Thompson Horton will face both state and federal investigations.  I am told the document will be ready Monday - apparently Charro Days have everyone too busy to meet. As you can see below they produce the billing records for Defenbaugh.

THOMPSON AND HORTON REMAINS SILENT WHEN PRESAS-GARCIA, LONGORIA AND SAAVEDRA NEARLY COST BISD $10 MILLION.  WHY WAS THIS NOT IN THE AUDIT?

http://brownsvillevoice.blogspot.com/2011/02/thompson-horton-commit-malpractice-in.html


HERE YOU GO - DEFENBAUGH MUST BE SUED AND CRIMINALLY PROSECUTED

Defenbaugh had a conflict of interest.  At the same time he was doing an audit of the BISD and Board he was representing Cadillac Caty.  He was ethically and legally barred from doing the audit.  He had an ethical duty to protect Cadillac Caty.  This is why (see below) he runs cover Cadillac Caty on the Integrity E-rate debacle.

See Defenbaugh billing to John Barr for Cadillac Caty.

http://www.docstoc.com/docs/114255028/scan0004

This billing is 5 months before July 19, 2012, when the Board agreed to put Cadillac Caty under the ACE insurance coverage.  Where was Thompson Horton in advising the Board that the Board could not hire Defenbaugh to do the audit because he already had an ethical duty to protect Cadillac Caty?  And the reality is, by extension her compadres in fraud against the BISD taxpayers?

Also see pp. 34 wherein Defenbaugh trashes Joe Rodriguez - remember see above he was specifically paid by Presas-Garcia to investigate Joe Rod.  No ethical auditor would have  touched this issue.

Then there is Tony Fuller.  I will post more on this, but Defenbaugh and John Barr represent Healthsmart.  Tony Fuller supported the dam ning audit against Healthsmart.  Given the fact Tony Fuller supported suing Defenbaugh's client, Defenbaugh was ethically barred from speaking to the issue. See page 12 - you will note this con artist flim flam man Defenbaugh had to go to a date to before the dates of the investigation to attack Tony when in fact the CFO who misplaced some $6 million in assets was Antonio Juarez.  The con artist Defenbaugh then totally leaves out of the report the real facts behind the bounced checks and the fact the bank made BISD whole for the mess largely created by the bank.  Nothing said by Defenbaugh against Tony Fuller is credible.  The entire thing was a hatchet job to punish Tony for going against Defenbaugh's client Healthsmart.

WHY DID THOMPSON HORTON RUN COVER FOR CADILLAC CATY AND NOT INFORM THE BOARD OF THE CONFLICT OF INTERESTS INVOLVED IN HIRING DEFENBAUGH?

THE PROBLEMS CITED IN THE AUDIT GO BACK TO HECTOR GONZALES AND BEFORE

Somethings never change - What did Dr. Z., or Hector Gonzales do to change things since 2003.  For the record this also applies to Brett Springston.

http://window.state.tx.us/tspr/brownsville/index.htm


What changed by this majority after the TEA nailed Gonzales and Rendon? - they hired Rendon back, and now seek to settle with Gonzales.

http://www.valleycentral.com/uploadedFiles/kgbt/News/Stories/913_BISD_pdf.pdf

Second report here

HERE IS THE AUDIT FOR YOUR REVIEW
http://www.docstoc.com/docs/114226926/BISDAudit

NEW QUESTION:  JUST REPORTED TO ME:  WHY DID DEFENBAUGH NOT INCLUDE GONZALES' COMPLAINT THAT LEHMANN THREATENED TO NOT GIVE HIM THE SUPER JOB UNLESS HE PROMOTED RENDON TO SPECIAL SERVICES?

THE E-RATE SCANDLE - PRESAS-GARCIA, LEHMANN AND THEIR MONKEY FRIEND NAILED

On pages 50-51 of the report the matter concerning E-Rate has been referred to law enforcement for investigation.  The only wrongdoing found was the alleged threats by Pat Lehmann on Hector Gonzales if he did not go along to change to Integrity.  As the report notes Integrity eventually was put under federal investigation.

The report gives high marks to the former Administrator targeted by Presas-Garcia and in fact credits the former Administrator for saving BISD getting caught up in the "Integrity" mess.

DEFENBAUGH SHOWS TOTAL LACK OF INTEGRITY BY RUNNING COVER FOR CADILLAC CATY  PRESAS-GARCIA AND LUCI GOOSEY LONGORIA

Hey Cata, we have all the posts by you and your monkey friend showing your support for punishing the former administrator for not going along with Pat Lehmann.  The fact Defenbaugh left out the pressure by Presas-Garcia on the former administrator proves Defenbaugh manipulated the report to protect Presas-Garcia on this issue.  Law enforcement clearly needs to investigate Presas-Garcia for taking action against the Administrator who according to the audit protected BISD against "Integrity."

Further the dishonorable former disgraced FBI Agent  Defenbaugh claims Robert Fisher's problem is an inability to community, but fails to mention in fact his finding is a cover-up for Luci Goosey Longoria.  If you go back to that meeting Luci Goosey was complaining about Fisher in effect not doing what was needed to give the contract to "Integrity."

DEFENBAUGH'S AUDIT HAS NO INTEGRITY

Until he explains why he ran cover for Cadillac Caty and Luci Goosey on the E-Rate and Integrity debacle, his report is nothing but a $250,000 fraud on the taxpayers.  A commitment to sue Defenbaugh once a new board is seated should be a promise every candidate should have to make.

NOW TO BE CLEAR

BISD is in fact fraught with fraud and abuse - time to go back to Lehmann's days. Time to go back the Cadillac Caty's days at the Aquatic Center.

Cadillac Caty this finding will be published everywhere during the campaign.

BTW, why did the Herald run cover for Presas-Garcia, Luci Goosey, and Lehmann?

CALL FOR HELP TO REVIEW AUDIT

I do not have time to read all of this at this time.  As I read it I will post key findings.  Anyone who reads this can post a comment and direct my readers to the page where the allegations are found.  I will post the comment, and then probably add it to this original post.

People, no sacred cows - every finding and everyone is on the table - we need to clean house.

UNDER DEFENBAUGH STANDARD THE FIRING OF ART RENDON WAS JUSTIFIED, AND CADILLAC CATY SHOULD BE REFERRED FOR CRIMINAL PROSECUTION - WHY DID DEFENBAUGH RUN COVER FOR ART RENDON AND CADILLAC CATY?

The audit report states that Tony Fuller may not have been qualified for the position of CFO. Additionally there was considerable non compliance in the purchasing procedure and district policy regarding such.  See page 12-13 of audit

In reviewing the Gonzales hearing beginning on page 16, paragraphs 73-83, the report shows how the criteria was changed and the procedure not followed in hiring Rendon. How is this different than the complaint about Fuller?
See Hearing Report here.
Second report here
Beginning on page 21, paragraphs 90-107 show continual errors on the part of Rendon to follow purchasing procedures. This resulted in Fuller making budget adjustments to cover the deficiencies much to his dismay and recommendations to discipline Rendon. In fact, there were unapproved consultant costs to the tune of over $500,00 that Rendon incurred without following the proper procedure.

These are two areas that the audit criticized Fuller about.   The school Board in its ultimate ultimate wisdom then rewarded Mr. Rendon by making him Director of Transportation, giving him a settlement, and for all practical purposes a thank you for a job well done.
Not to be lost in this deal is the fact Antonio Juarez, Pat Lehmann, and Art Rendon gave Enrique Escobedo's brother a million dollar plus contract just 15 days before Enrique Escobedo voted to give Art Rendon his job back.
The original post with link to supporting documents published in the BV
"As promised the documents showing the million dollar contract given to Jaime Escobedo by Rendon, Lehmann, and Juarez, 15 days before Enrique Escobedo voted to reinstate Rendon. Now they want to pay off Rendon and Juarez with taxpayer money because the insurance companies refuse to settle.

http://www.docstoc.com/docs/57277408/scan0006

On April 6, 2010, Enrique Escobedo voted to keep Art Rendon under contract.

http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/news/director-110695-services-special.html

He did this just 15 days after the BHA authority voted a $1,057,156.90, contract to Jaime Escobedo’s company Valley American Contractors. In the attached documents who seconded the motion to approve the contract? Art Rendon. Both Enrique Escobedo and Jaime Escobedo claim 55 Galonsky as a business address."
CADILLAC CATY'S AQUATIC CHECK SCANDAL - NOT PROSECUTED BECAUSE WHEN DISCOVERED SHE WAS ALREADY A TRUSTEE
On page 44 of the audit report a Ms. Ramirez Garcia alleged to have deposited a WalMart check into her personal account and then  later submitted receipts totaling the amount. This was turned over to the BISD police department for criminal investigation. Based on this analysis the Board should turn in Cata for her same behavior at the Aquatic Center
A BISD audit showed Cadillac Caty Presas-Garcia deposited over $7,000 in BISD money into her own account.  It is time the BISD refer this matter to the BISD police or suffer a selective prosecution complaint from Mr. Ramirez-Garcia.

See Presas-Garcia deposition testimony wherein she admits to depositing BISD money into her own account, along with her defense to her actions.  start at page 21

https://docs.google.com/file/d/1-xChqOHjBn1ixAfSZQo9L0Hqb4tbq4hZv2zedgqgP6xgmggZIjnxjYBsWy8p/edit?hl=en


AGAIN WHY DID DEFENBAUGH WHO WAS SO WILLING TO GO BACK 2006 TO BLAME TONY FULLER FOR THE SHORTCOMINGS OF THE THEN CFO ANTONIO JUAREZ , TOTALLY RUN COVER FOR HIS CLIENT - OH THERE WE GO - HIS CLIENT - CADILLAC CATY PRESAS-GARCIA?

40 comments:

Anonymous said...

DAMN!!! Thank you for the Report!!!! Will be an very interesting read!

Anonymous said...

OMG!!! The secretary for the Sup earned more than $19K in OT!!!! Doing what? WOW, now that is waste and abuse! WOW!

BobbyWC said...

I wonder how much Luci Goosey earned in OT - I let this one through but people you need to give me a page number so I can verify the claim

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

According to the following Texas School Performance Review in 2002, this was their first governance "FINDING"

"By attending board meetings, listening to taped recordings of several board meetings, reviewing board minutes and analyzing district documentation, the review team identified several instances in which individual board members have operated outside of their role as policy makers and have acted as individuals rather than as a board of the whole. Interviews with employees highlight these issues. Employees reported that board members visit them in their offices and question administrative decisions. Board members have even called some BISD employees at home in the evenings, on weekends and during their vacation days. "

Now that was a finding in 2002. It appears that nothing has changed since then. If that is the case, shouldn't the board members be blamed in the forensic report primarily then the administrators. How can you leave out the board members?

Anonymous said...

Upon a little further review of the forensic report (still at the beginning pages), I am shocked on how unprofessional the report looks. These are former FBI guys and this is the best they can do. The Texas state performance review is the best way of presenting an audit report and the district only paid 30,000 or somewhere close. The state paid the rest. The Board had the chance of hiring the state to do this review at a fraction of the forensic cost ($ 250,000), but the board majority declined and instead voted for the forensics.

Anonymous said...

Page 18 is regarding the OT for the Secretary. Really, over $19K! Where was the Internal Auditor to let this go unquestionable? I just don't get how this and all the other stuff goes under the radar over there. Its shocking to read that Audit and know that things will probably never change over there until TEA come in to clean house. Damn, this is where my TAX money is going to....SHIT!

Anonymous said...

I am by no stretch of imagination a legal eagle, although after reading the recommendations by Hearing Examiner Guerra, and what Mr. Gonzalez was doing wrong I have to ask; “Why would the current Board chose to pay this guy off”? It makes no sense, I wonder if proper procedures were followed; when the Board decided to pay an additional $50,000.00 to Mr. G. above the amount covered by the Districts liability insurance?

BobbyWC said...

I sold source is telling no - there must be a vote of 4 first

Bobby W C

BobbyWC said...

Get this in October 2008 Luci Goosey was paid OT to go to NY to receive the Broad Award - why did Luci need to go and why was she paid OT.

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

The BISD Internal Auditor is Cata's BFF!! What an embarrassment! As I read those pages I keep wondering, "where was the internal auditor..." The Auditor should not be socializing and worshiping Administration. She should be the tell all watchdog and keep departments in check! They should get rid of that Internal position and pay for an External Auditor, appointed by TEA, in order to help stop all this BS!

Anonymous said...

Bobby, can the HR Administrator clean house or is she worried about lawsuits if she terminates people?

Anonymous said...

For Bobby 9 pm post.
You are allowed to go to New York and get paid overtime when you are sleeping with the super.........................................................allegedly. lol. Rumor is Mr. Gonzalez had her working "overtime" for other reasons

Anonymous said...

Which Mr.G is comment 8:56 pm referring to?

BobbyWC said...

To be clear - no one is alleging Gonzales and Luci Goosey had a relationship - it is merely a joke with is an outgrowth of Luci's reputation based on what her ex husband alleged in the divorce petition

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

Correction - Which Mr.G is comment 8:54 pm referring to that got paid $50,000?

Anonymous said...

What the heck is going on with this Audit report? They paid $250,000.00 for overtime issues?? Que Triste! Is that not like the Pot calling the Kettle Black? $250,000.00 to investigate overtime paid?????? HUH!

Anonymous said...

OMG! this Lucy woman really has a bad reputation. I feel sorry for her current husband, but more so for her son.

Anonymous said...

19K in overtime for a plain secretary?????? what were they thinking????

BobbyWC said...

sorry no posts on alleged affairs

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

Wow!!! The auditor represents Healthsmart?

Anonymous said...

How can that Secretary submit all that OT knowing that she was doing NOTHING??? Plus, she is still there sitting pretty as the Sup's Secretary. Can someone tell me what this lady does all day other than read emails. This lady walks around as if she is an Admin and don't get on her bad side because she will make sure you get burned with Administration.

So many messed up things are probably still going on Bobby and I wonder when TEA will pay a visit over at BISD?

Anonymous said...

I just read through the entire audit report. As professionals, this report is written extremely unprofessional and loaded with opinions rather than facts, i.e the statement on Fuller and his "faculties." That in itself is not supported and obviously swayedby someone influencing the audit.

Hmmmmm! Who could that have been?

Anonymous said...

Dr. Montoya is not going to clean house. He simply going to START holding people accountable for their jobs. He is also NOT going to let Minnie, Enrique or anyone get him into trouble. He is law enforcement man who is not going to do illegal things.

Anonymous said...

Dr. Montoya is not going to clean house. He simply going to START holding people accountable for their jobs. He is also NOT going to let Minnie, Enrique or anyone get him into trouble. He is law enforcement man who is not going to do illegal things.

Anonymous said...

Dr. Montoya is not going to clean house. He simply going to START holding people accountable for their jobs. He is also NOT going to let Minnie, Enrique or anyone get him into trouble. He is law enforcement man who is not going to do illegal things.

Anonymous said...

BOBBY
THANKS FOR YOUR BLOG!!!!!

U CALL A SPADE A SPADE

BISD BOARD BETTER SIT UP AND TAKE NOTICE BECAUSE HEADS ARE GOING TO ROLL. ALL BECAUSE THEY HAVE A FEW LOOSE CANNONS ON THEIR DAIS WHO HAVE NO SELF CONTROL AND LACK THE COMMON SENSE TO PUT PERSONAL ISSUES ASIDE.

ALL OF THIS W/HAPPEN UNFORTUNATELY AT TAXPAYERS EXPENSE.

Anonymous said...

I just read this report and it borders on the insane. Nothing new in this flimsy report that was probobly written the night before. I feel as if it was thrown together by a bunch of ameteurs trying to use vocabulary they are not familiar with and ending with egg on their face.
There is more corruption and they know it pero queiren tapa el sol con un dedo la bola de ratas.
This is a slap on the face of us---the taxpayers.
These friends of friends are laughing all the way to the bank---PENDEJOS!!!!!!!!

Affairs-overtime-stolen goods-entitlement-abuse of the system-apathy-looking the other way-and on and on!!!!! WHAT A WASTE!!!

They targeted certain people to make it seem as if they cleaned house but they are not pulling the wool over this taxpayer--viejas rateras.

Anonymous said...

I agree with your comment about due process. Moves and demotions were made based on this report and the folks moved were not allowed to see it or why they were moved unless they filed a greivance.
This whole thing just ... I am lost for words.
I hope true justice is done and you continue to post all the facts you can.

Anonymous said...

Montoya would be a total FOOL if he starts demoting and moving more employees around, after this Audit report became public. Scary, Scary, Scary!

Anonymous said...

Illegal? Montoya should have thought about that before he started move people around without giving them due process first.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for keeping us well informed on all the BISD matters with facts and documents to back them up. Hopefully, enough people won't be deceived again by the same people come next election.

BobbyWC said...

comment rejected - you have to be a complete idiot if you think I am going to allow for bogus claims which are not even in the audit

you want to give me a page number which supports your claims and I will post them

On Springton - it was Enrique Escobedo - in the same way Lehmann gave the job to Gonzales in exchange for putting Rendon in Special Services - Escobedo gave the job to Springston in exchange for Springston giving the Special Services job to Jimenez - teh wife of his boss.

It was Enrique Escobedo who protected Springston at every vote when the other three tried to suspend Springton

It was the BV who called for Springston's removal over the mismanagement of Special Services - Escobedo protected him every time.

It was the BV who put out the FURPA violations against Springston which lead to him applying for jobs elsewhere

Springston such as Montoya was a product of Enrique Escobedo's need to control contracts.

It is Escobedo's brothers who are getting contracts

The fact people like you never even mention this verifiable fact tells my readers all they need to know -

You are a con artist - driven to steal from the people

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

ALL THIS TIME THAT JAIME ESCOBEDO (BOARD PRES BROTHER) WAS BEING GRANTED BISD CONTRACTS IN THE PAST...WHERE WAS THE PURCHASING DEPT? OUT TO LUNCH? WHAT ABOUT THE SCRUTINY OF THE BOARD IN THIS RESPECT? LETS REQUEST AN AUDIT REPORT OF THE PURCHASING DEPT. OR MAYBE MS ROSARIO PENA CAN PROVIDE SOME ANSWERS. MS. ROSARIO PENA "DIME CON QUIEN ANDAS Y TE DIRE QUIEN ERES".

Anonymous said...

DOES ANYBODY KNOW WHEN THE LAST TIME THE INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY DEPT. WAS AUDITED? HOW COULD THE E-RATE AUDIT COME OUT CLEAN? WHEN THERE WAS NOT A SEMBLANCE OF EQUIPMENT INVENTORY DONE IN THAT DEPT.AT ONE POINT DURING GONZALEZ TENURE WASNT THERE OVER A MILLION $ IN FIXED ASSETS THAT WERE NOT ACCOUNTED FOR? THIS IS A QUESTION FOR MARGARITA FLORES AND MR.COMPRADO DANNY DEFENBAUGH.

Anonymous said...

6:12pm post right on. I agree. I doubt they had an inventory system going on to account for all of the equipment. Since the 'E-Rate' forensic, maybe they have been forced to start one now?

Anonymous said...

Tech dept is audited by federal auditors out of Chicago. Those audits are public record. No wrongdoings have been reported. This new audit found the same. Anyone out there saying differently, do not know what they are talking about. But check out the past audits yourselves.

BobbyWC said...

the reality is they found nothing - in regards to the department

Their findings were limited to Lehmann's alleged threats against Gonzales and Fisher having poor communication skills - the latter we all know to be a lie - the comment was 100% to defend Longoria's inability to communicate a question written by Lehmann

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

Everytime there is a meeting, these "ladies" have their phones on and continuously read the messages/questions posted to them, then they will take a potty break to answer, hence the no follow up on the questions.....stupi stupid stupid!!!!

Anonymous said...

Que Dios nos libre de esta bola de RATAS!!!! Came on elections!!!

Anonymous said...

Instruction Technology is responsible for researching, requesting and requisistioning of Severs and MDFs and IDFs as well as the backbone of the all of the schools networks.
Once the equipment is installed in the schools it becomes that sites inventory. IT is not responsible for that inventory other than service once it is installed.

Fisher is good at what he does, and is honest, he comes out clean in this Audit even though it was a whitch hunt to nail him in the first place.

Fisher is a no nonsense man, and does not have the time to play games with people, he may come off as cold, but try explaining to someone who does not know how to install a printer why the network is down is a waste of time anyway.