Saturday, February 25, 2012



BISD AUDIT CONTINUED - THE PROOF WHICH DEFENBAUGH DID NOT WANT THE PEOPLE TO SEE, AND COVER-UP

JUST ADDED - OT BY SPRINGSTON'S SECRETARY -

I agree excessive - but the report is 100% biased and lacking in complete facts

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

I can see a lot of new readers are signing on.  For the full story you need to see the previous post  to this and the BV Archives on BISD's corruption.

http://brownsvillevoice.blogspot.com/2012/02/bisd-audit-alleges-pat-lehmann-put.html

http://brownsvillevoice.blogspot.com/2012/02/brownsville-voice-archives-on-bisd_13.html

Like I said in my original post - no one is arguing that BISD is not a cesspool of corruption - it is.  The question is, why is Defenbaugh running cover  for the 4 who paid him the $250,000?

THE BOND FIASCO

Hey Juan, I want that 20% you promised me if I could force the corrupt 4 to pay you for more propaganda. I will see you Monday to collect - LOL

Yes Juan we are reading the report. Juan names, names - where in these names are the findings against Pat Lehmann and Hector Gonzales? Well you cannot name your bosses.

On the Bond issue, the BV was clear - sue the Financial Advisers and Bond Counsel. Did we actually pay $250,000 for Defenbaugh to poorly rewrite what already appeared in the blogs. Hey Defenbaugh, do I get paid for my work on the issue? For this issue see pp. 41-42

See BV’s Original Post

http://brownsvillevoice.blogspot.com/search?q=Fulbright

The BV in its original post exonerated the Board and Springston. Defenbaugh claims Tony Fuller was the only insider who knew about the possible changes in the bond terms.

Danny Defenbaugh - liar extraordinaire and flim flam man con artist readily bought

I have proof. Remember, I already established Danny Defenbaugh was paid by John Barr, Healthsmart’s lawyer and Healthsmart to discredit claims against Healthsmart. Tony Fuller was a strong supporter of the Healthsmart lawsuit. Danny Defenbaugh lied as a paid consultant for Healthsmart and not BISD.

I now do blame the entire board and Springston for the mess. It is chicken shit to put all of the blame on Tony Fuller when the evidence shows the board and Springston knew the truth of a possible change in how the bonds would work.

In October of 2010 Ruben Cortez took out an ad in the Herald informing the voters that the cost to the taxpayers would be about $7 million dollars. (see item 5 above)   In a meeting with the board members it was explained that the issue of the IFA bonds was not fully resolved. This is why Ruben Cortez went with the $7 million amount instead of zero. The fact that the board members lacked the education to understand what was being said, or chose to ignore it does not change reality.

Why does Defenbaugh’s report fail to state that the board members were given the information long before the December vote? Why does Defenbaugh not put into the report the public evidence put out  by Ruben Cortez which shows the board knew the IFA bonds were not a sure thing?

Answer: Defenbaugh wrote this report to protect Healthsmart and to destroy Tony Fuller.

Why does Defenbaugh not note how Luci Goosey, Cadillac Caty, and Saavedra nearly cost BISD $10 million dollars when they voted to not resubmit the IFA bond application?

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

Where in the audit does it tell the people that BISD is not the only school district caught in the TEA's change of the terms of the bonds after they were sold.  Where is the information on the possible pending legal action?  Why did Defenbaugh not recommend BISD hire counsel to sue the TEA for changing the terms of the bonds after they were sold?  The latter would have made Fuller look like a victim, and Defenbaugh could not allow for that.

THIS REALITY IS WHY NO ACTION HAS BEEN TAKEN AGAINST BOND COUNSEL OR THE FINANCIAL ADVISERS

Bond Counsel and Financial Advisers have the proof that the board members who were present at the same meeting as Ruben Cortez when Ruben Cortez formed the opinion the money was not free, but in fact at a cost of about $7 million.  When the final vote on the money came, Ruben Cortez and Rick Zayas were not even on the board. 

This is what I believe happened when the vote came.  Aguilar, Peña  and Colunga saw it as a good deal one way or the other and just let it go without questions.  For the record, it would have been reckless for the board to turn down money which was 80% free.  It would have meant overcrowding.

While I would agree Escobedo also saw it as a good deal either way, as Juanito pointed out Escobedo's brother was in the audience salivating over his possible cut as someone in construction.

I am certain Presas-Garcia was clueless and failed to understand a word of what was said at the meeting months before the election wherein the possible problems with the IFA bonds was explained.

As to Longoria and Saavedra they had just joined the board and relied on Presas-Garcia, who as it  turned out was clueless.


NO FRAUD AT VETERANS MEMORIAL - ONLY PROBLEM - HECTOR GONZALES OPPOSED A CONSTRUCTION CONSULTANT - DEFENBAUGH FOUND THIS TO BE A FLAWED DECISION

Defenbaugh expressly finds no fraud or abuse. See page 40. Their only issue deals with Hector Gonzales’ incompetence. The big issue cited by Defenbaugh was Hector Gonzales’ opposition to a Construction consultant to oversee the project and spending. See page 40. Recommendation 60. How many millions of dollars did Hector Gonzales’ incompetence on this issue cost BISD taxpayers. Will this Board sue Hector Gonzales to recover the money lost. Remember, Defenbaugh recommends suing bond counsel and the financial advisers over the IFA bond mess, so why not recommend BISD sue Gonzales for the millions lost over no construction consultant?  This entire audit is a fraud on the taxpayers.
Side note: BISD paid $250,000 for an audit which is written in any language but English. Read Recommendation 60. For $250,000 Defenbaugh could not hire someone to edit the report for structure and grammar.

On BV's structure and grammar problems - piss off.  I am not the one who was paid $250,000 to submit a fraudulent report.  I am the guy getting paid nothing and using my own money to get to the truth.  Further, professional organizations have editors for their reports.  I have explained how my mind works - I read for substance and simply cannot catch all of the mistakes - although I will admit sometime I go back and read some posts and ask how I could have missed some of the structure and grammar mistakes.

MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT

Renaldo Arteago - Defenbaugh found the claims that Arteago stole from BISD were unfounded. We all know how Cadillac Caty was gunning for Arteago. Defenbaugh never tells us which trustee is making the claims he cannot substantiate. How much did this bogus claim cost BISD?
Defenbaugh then goes on to make conclusory statements regarding the Maintenance Department. A court of law would throw his report into a toilet as inadmissible. In an attempt to mislead the community he states claims of missing equipment. He then makes no finding about the allegation. He then goes into conclusory statements without citing one example to justify his findings as it relates to the claim. I now understand why Defenbaugh’s report for Healthsmart went no where and in the end having Healthsmart paying $850 ,000 in attorneys fees to the City of Lubbock. He did make findings about overtime and dead work time.  See Page 9

I do not doubt that every department had abuses in overtime and dead work time. 

BUT WHY DOES DEFENBAUGH RUN COVER FOR HECTOR GONZALES AND LUCI GOOSEY?

It is not disputed that Hector Gonzales took Luci Goosey to NYC for the Broad Award ceremony.  There was no purpose in this except Luci Goosey's sense of entitlement.  BISD taxpayers paid her overtime for her time in NYC with Hector Gonzales.  WHY IS THIS NOT IN THE REPORT?

FIX ASSETS AND DEFENBAUGH RUNNING COVER FOR ANTONIO JUAREZ, WHILE FAILING TO EXPLAIN THE HEART OF THE PROBLEM

If you cannot see the bias here, you never will. The audit was to go back three years, but Defenbaugh had to go back to 2006. An internal audit report found $6 million in fix assets unaccounted for.

Antonio Juarez was the CFO when the $6 million in unaccounted assets were identified. Defenbaugh in amazement has nothing to say about Antonio Juarez misplacing $6 million in fix assets, but then takes a simple quote attributed to Tony Fuller out of context. In regards to the unaccounted for $6 million in fix assets Tony allegedly said "It is not material." No ethical auditor would have cut off the statement. An ethical auditor would have provided the full statement and full context. Also remember Defenbaugh had to search back 2-3 years behind the authorized audit years to get this one statement.

See page 12.  If you doubt Defenbaugh'e need to trash Tony Fuller just look to the opening statement.  What qualifies Defenbaugh or anyone on his staff to make a finding about Tony Fuller's faculties?  Nothing - Again - on Tony Fuller Defenbaugh was working for Healthsmart and John Barr and no one else.  This alone is a basis for the new board come November to sue Defenbaugh to recover the $250,000 paid by the taxpayers.
Further, why does Defenbaugh say nothing about the fact the assets when unaccounted for under Antonio Juarez. This is who Presas-Garcia, Escobedo, Longoria and Saavedra want to pay off in a lawsuit, after Antonio Juarez gave Enrique Escobedo’s a contract in excess of $1 million dollars.

ANTONIO JUAREZ PUT ON NOTICE OF THIS PROBLEM IN 2006 AND DID NOTHING

The heart of the problem is, Antonio Juarez who was in charge and told about this in 2006, chose to do nothing.  Tony Fuller did not come on as CFO until 2010.  How in gods name is Tony Fuller to blame for 4 years of incompetence by Antonio Juarez, if we are to believe the findings?

There is no doubt that BISD's system is a mess as Defenbaugh found.  I have interviewed one source who told me they would report fixed assets as sold or destroyed and years later they would still be listed as active inventory.  But the fact of the matter is, from the  time the problem was discovered and for 4 years it was Antonio Juarez who did nothing to fix the problem, not Tony Fuller, who Defenbaugh seeks to blame.

Why is it Defenbaugh recommends possible dismissal of Kenneth J. Lieck for this mess, but makes no recommendation as to Antonio Juarez?  This report is so fraught with fraud and bias it blows my mind.

OT BY SPRINGSTON'S SECRETARY

Defenbaugh's entire discussion on this issue and bias is so overwhelming and obvious I cannot believe he actually went to the US Attorney over the matter.  He is a former FBI agent - he certainly knew no US attorney would even consider looking at criminal charges related to OT  for a secretary without a smoking gun document to show the intent was fraud.  See pps 18-19.

To be clear - Springston in my opinion did show poor judgment in how he sought to protect himself from the board majority. 

I tend to agree that the $19,000 in OT was excessive - but the report as in every other regard is biased and not inclusive of all the facts.

If you read the report you would think Springston was just paranoid of the majority - how many times did we all see at the meetings Presas-Garcia or Longoria falsely accuse Springston? - how many times did we see Springston be put on the agenda for removal?  The fact Defenbaugh did not include this in the report is proof positive the report was designed to defraud the people and mislead them.  Defenbaugh used conclusory statements, which are not evidence, while failing to detail the specific concerns by Springston which may have justified his decision in the eyes of much of the community.


Under these circumstances it is not credible that the secretary for the board could be trusted to get the notes correct for Springston.

It is fair to say nearly 100% of the blame for the OT belongs to Presas-Garcia and Longoria - it was their endless witch hunt and  false claims which lead to what is in fact Springston overreacting to get the notes correct.

There had to have been a better way than using his secretary for OT - I am not sure what it is, but there should have been other options.  I am not saying all the OT was justified.

But to be fair, on the other side we saw how endless were the requests from Presas-Garcia and Longoria.  Defenbaugh makes no mention of the harassment or even if it was not harassment how the endless requests put endless pressure on Springston and his secretary.


Defenbaugh makes no mention of the endless Special Meetings called by Presas-Garcia to remove Springston, including the one she herself failed to appear for, without which the OT never would have been needed.  The running cover for Presas-Garcia is obvious in every word of the report.

To be sure Springston mishandled the situation - but also to be sure the situation and need for OT was created by Presas-Garcia and Longoria.

And let's not forget how Defenbaugh ran cover for Longoria - Is Luci Longoria prepared to reimburse BISD for the cost of the trip to NYC and OT?  We all doubt it.

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bobby,
Remember this report was written for an audience (board members) that is VERY limited in reading and fully comprehending. Have you haerd the rehearsed questions that someone FED them at the board meetings? They never have intelligent follow up questions because their brain cannot function at a third grade level. They are so uneducated and ignorant.
Dr. this and Dr. that---hahaha!!!!
The elevator does'nt reach the last floor with these ignorant fools. The sad part is that they refuse to educate themselves on the issues and do what is best FOR THE CHILDREN!!!!!!
The audit is a joke written by their own to make these bafoons look good. It is transparent and obvious.
Joe R. is a bad guy but Tom C. passed the smell test. This is laughable.
This is Cata-Rata's way of getting back at people on her hit list and the other idiots are in it for the free ride at our expense.
How miserable you must have been while trying to read this garbage(audit). It is hard to read because the writers need to go back to freshman English.
Comical at best!!!!!
Thanks for keeping us informed. :)

Anonymous said...

The previous comment is correct. Unfortunately, there goes $250,000 that BISD will not get back.

Anonymous said...

NO, I DISAGREE ABOUT THE $250,000 THAT BISD WILL NOT GET BACK. BISD SHOULD AND LEGALLY HAS EVERY RIGHT TO GET IT BACK.TAXPAYERS IT IS TIME TO STAND UP,SPEAK AND TAKE NOTICE.ENOUGH IS ENOUGH WITH THESE "BAD NEWS BEARS".
THE PUBLIC SHOULD REQUEST OVERTIME PAY RECORDS FOR THE LAST FIVE YEARS.
REFERENCING ALL SECRETARIES AND RECEPTIONJISTS IN THE SUPERINTENDENTS OFFICE. PLUS WHERE IN THE HELL IS MR. MONTOYA OR WHERE HAS HE BEEN DURING ALL OF THIS FIASCO? HELLO???? MR. MONTOYA DO YOU NOT FEEL LIKE U HAVE BEEN USDED AND ABUSED ENOUGH? THERE ARE NAMES FOR PEOPLE LIKE YOU. "PUPPETS"

BROWNSVILLE TAXPAYERS/PARENTS/TEACHERS/ALL BISD EMPLOYEES WAKE UP!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank You @12:11pm post! You are right when it comes to those fools at Board meetings...reading off a script and then NADA....all you hear is Pena claiming she gets all these phone calls!!!! Channel 5 reported on this audit and how dare they come out on TV (Cata and Luci) claiming to get to the bottom of all the corruption. Heck, they are 2 corrupt power players, followed by the Dr's. All those names of people that abused the overtime pay should get moved and actually put to work required positions... bus duty maybe. I bet that "Sec" walks around the "Glass Palace" like royalty when all this time, she was claiming OT for stapling papers!

Man, its sucks that our Tax Monies goes to this crap and not to our kids education. 19k could of helped pay for another paraprofessional that actually WORKS!

BobbyWC said...

I tend to agree that the $19,000 in OT was excessive - but the report as in every other regard is biased and not inclusive of all the facts.

If you read the report you would think Springston was just paranoid of the majority - how many times did we all see at the meetings Presas-Garcia or Longoria falsely accuse Springston - how many times did we see Springston be put on the agenda for removal

Under these circumstances it is not credible that the secretary for the board could be trusted to get the notes correct for Springston. Defenbaugh's bias obvious, and opinion on this issue is simply not credible.

It is fair to say nearly 100% of the blame for the OT belongs to Presas-Garcia and Longoria - it was their endless witch hunt and false claims which lead to what is in fact Springston overreacting to get the notes correct.

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

This audit is like evaluating the professor who is doling out the grade. You know you better give him a thumbs up because your grade depends on it. These inbreds gave the board(rateros) what they wanted to hear.
SO MUCH FOR INTEGRITY!!!!!!!!!!
We should claim our money back.
I guess a kickback could pay for a caddy,gaudy clothes and jewelry.
AYE!!! VIEJAS PEDORAS APESTOSAS IGUALADAS!!!!!!!
BISD should file for bankrupcy!!!!

I agree about the PUPPET super.
I agree about their endless witch hunt.
Que lastima!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Yea, 19k is excessive OT, and I think, if she was taking notes, just like the official Board Secretary gets paid to do, couldn't she have just watched the Board Meeting at home or replayed the BISD at work the next day?

Past administration and current administration is a joke. Todos se tapan con el mismo trapo sucio!!!!

BobbyWC said...

I have been here through Dr. Z. Gonzales and Springston - I do not really know much about Dr. Z so i cannot say - but I constantly went after Gonzales and Springston on the special ed issue. I only defended Springson when they lied about him - such as with the E-rate mess which according to Defenbaugh it was a good thing Integrity did not get the contract as demanded by Lehmann, Longoria and Presas-Garcia


It is important to remember the need for his own notes was created 100% by Presas-Garcia and Longoria

Bobby WC
Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

Bobby,
I think these audit jerks copied alot of things that you have been saying for a long time.
COPY-CUT-PASTE!!!!!!!!
IDIOTAS!!!!!!!
You have been saying to hire the people taht are qualified and not your boss's wife or your compadre--well quess who suggested that--the audit and I use the term loosely.

Maybe you should get in line and demand your cut---under the table of course. ;)
Just the way things are done in this here part of the woods.

CORRUPTION-ABUSE-AVERICE-GRAFT-MORDIDA-GREED and on and on.

Anonymous said...

DEFENBYEBYE(BAUGH)HAS THE WORD DISBARMENT CROSSED YOUR LEGAL EAGLE LITTLE ITTY BITTY MIND?

BobbyWC said...

Two issues: Defenbaugh is not a lawyer - but there is a process for filing an ethics complaint against him - and certainly a process to file a criminal complaint against him to defraud to BISD taxpayers to protect Healthsmart

On Springson's secretary - if she was also in the executive sessions watching the meeting on video would not work - unless the executive session is also recorded

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

THANKS FOR THE CLARIFICATION ON HIS ACCREDITATION.

LOUSY BEAN COUNTER INSTEAD:)

BobbyWC said...

I cannot tell you how to write - but people do not like all caps and rarely read such posts - just a heads up

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

KURV Davis Rankin interviewed Caty Presas Garcia on Friday. They referred to a local blog that said there was a conflict of interest between her and Defenbaugh. I think they were referring to your blog just not by name. Cata basically denied, but I sensed something was really there. She sounded squirley like she was surprised by the question. You need to contact KURV so you can tell them what you know. What you know needs to get out to the public at large all around the valley. The valley needs to know the truth.

Anonymous said...

I agree with the first post!!
I also pretty much know where the rehearsed questions are coming from.... DALLAS. There is why there is not follow up, cause some times they are not able to get to the texts on time!! These people are doing and will continue to do anything and everything to divert attention from the fact that they are the most corrupted and pathetic board of all times.

Bobby, what do we do next??

Anonymous said...

Thanks Bobby, for all you do for us!!

Anonymous said...

What kind of "extra work" was Lucy doing in NYC?

BobbyWC said...

Davis' sister was a great family law judge in Dallas until the Democratic sweep through all the Republicans out of office

Bobby WC

BobbyWC said...

The first step is education - we do this by emailing the BV to everyone you know and telling them to email it to everyone they know

knowledge is key here - without it we will lose

Bobby WC

BobbyWC said...

I guess Luci was taking notes for the BISD archives - just guessing

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

Bobby you should get paid the 19k in OT. If we all didn't have this blog....where else would we get FACTS about the corruptness at BISD?

The Brownsville Cheezmeh is a SCAM and feeding the public BS.

Thank you for all that you do!

BobbyWC said...

please post in both Sunday's articles - we need to get this out

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

Comment 10:30 PM is correct!!! Most voters would be clueless without BV. All these people want from the citizens is their votes, tax dollars, and to be deceived.

BobbyWC said...

If you are not emailing this to everyone you know and asking them to do the same, then you are not part of the solution.

With all of these comments, will anyone post to the Herald?

They control people with fear - and this is why they win.

I am still predicting a 6 member majority for the current majority come November -

People are just not getting how the Herald is controlling the narative in the favor of the majority.

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

Bobby, why would the Brownsville Hearld do that?????

BobbyWC said...

The Brownsville Herald early on decided Hector Gonzales was a victim of politics, when in fact the TEA findings showed he was a victim of his own incompetence.

Based on their bias from square one teh Herald sought to destroy Rick Zayas and Ruben Cortes at any cost. This meant getting behind the corruption at BISD

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

Famous quote, "If nothing changes, nothing changes." Check out the vacancy post at certified personnel for the asst. administrator at Transportation! The audit just said that they need to stop using departments like trans. and maint. as dumping grounds for CP (caga palo) Principals. You need to be a former teacher with mid magmt. certification to apply for this job! Forget about someone with experience in this field. Yes they put it in there, but do you really think there are a lot of teachers and principals out there that worked in this field before changing jobs? They never planned to use the audit for the benefit of the district, it was a waste of our monies!

Anonymous said...

Hey didn't Cata Presas-Garcia get quoted in the paper making a statement that "Taxpayers should not take the hits for financial abuse and poor management" Is she kidding or just plain Bi-polar? She pushes and votes to give the new Tax Attorneys the ability increase the interest rate to 15% and she believes it is in the best interest of the public. What business does she have putting more money in the pockets of the New Tax Attorneys. What is in it for her???????????????? Transparency???????????? Yea Right!

Anonymous said...

Let's hope that at least she knows what this word means, and how to spell it....And yes she did get $$$$omething in return for fucking us, up. Can't wait for elections...

BobbyWC said...

Dude, this is the second time I am rejecting your post - there is no evidence Presas-Garcia has ever stolen from BISD or defrauded a creditor

The BV will not play it the way Presas-Garcia plays it by encouraging people to post false claims against her opponents

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

Should we expect CPG to be on Good Morning America? She certainly is running her mouth to any talk show, reporter or anyone else who she can corner. What she stated on KURV sounds like she is back to being President of the BOD and speaking on behalf of all the Board members. Why has the media given her so much air time? What about the accused? Have these gossip hounds contacted them for rebuttal? A great deal of the audit was a "set up" designed to facilitate her hit list. This classless woman has no shame! Taxpayers be prepared - the lawsuits are coming and you can thank her for that!

Anonymous said...

This report does not mention anything about how they have "created" positions for their friends. I will get you proof of this.
Thank you for all you do for us!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Bobby! Your time and dedication to exposing the real truth is priceless. You are the only source for the truth. I hope and pray more taxpayers and BISD get involved on your blog and start telling it like it really is. God bless you!

Anonymous said...

Pat Lehman was puppeteering gonzales. Just like he is now with Lucy...disgusting!!!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
This report does not mention anything about how they have "created" positions for their friends. I will get you proof of this.
Thank you for all you do for us!!!

February 27, 2012 6:17 PM

Well do it quickly, we are polishing brass on a sinking ship right now.

Anonymous said...

No Sh*t...............