Monday, April 29, 2013


 
UPDATE ON BISD OPEN RECORD'S MESS

“On April 11, 2013, an additional attempt was made by District Public Information Office to contact Mr. Cervantes. The call was unanswered, therefore, the District representative left a voice message for Mr. Cervantes to pick up the documentation, and there has been no return call.”

These are the words of Leandra Ortiz, staff counsel to BISD.

This morning I am informing Carl Montoya of this story.  According to Leandra Ortiz on April 11, 2013, BISD called me to retrieve the Pink Ape documents.  It did  not occur to me that the Open Records Request I filed on the BISD employee who may be illegally using PO's, was filed on the afternoon of April 11, 2013.  So think about this, why would I not ask for the Pink Ape documents on the 11th while filing the PO's open records request on the 11th.  The  request was filed after 4 p.m.  The call never happened.  Also, do not forget the request is  file marked by BISD as to when received.

But an interesting development has occurred.  Last night at 10:36 pm, my cell phone showed voice mails.  Within those voice mails was a voice mail telling me the Pink Ape documents were available.  Based on what is said in the voice mail, it would appear the message was left on the 11th of April.  So this morning I checked my bill again - there are no calls from BISD on the 11th.  The voice mail does not indicate when it was left - in terms of the message itself saying the date and time.

Again, I reviewed my bill for the month and there are no entries for voice mail retrievals other than last night.  It lasted 3 minutes.  TMobile updates in real time all incoming and outgoing calls.  For example, I called a Luis Cabrera this morning at 9:23 am to let him know the money provided by the state to move a domestic abuse victim had been received and that I was putting the check in the mail.

I am forwarding these printouts to Carl Montoya.  There is a game going on and it is not going to end well.

Further on Pink Ape the contract it is not going well.  Pink Ape connections are complaining a high level manager is trying to cancel the Pink Ape contract and move it to Hacher.  I have no idea if the story is true.  But I can tell you the high level person is supposedly one of Presas-Garcia's best friends.  Is treachery afoot at BISD?  At a minimum Pink Ape is trying to embarass BISD.

I will provide the State Bar the new phone documents.  It will be for them to decide what they mean.   So a message was left - but think about it - why would I be at BISD on the 11th in the afternoon and not retrieve the Pink Ape documents if I had been called and told they were ready.  Trust me, when I am there everyone knows it - my voice carries throughout the building.  Everyone in that particular office knows my name, face, and voice.

THE PO MATTER

This weekend my source at the vender made it clear BISD is lying about no PO's used by this employee.  The vender is adament about their claims.

When I faced the same issue with the COB, Pete Gonzales called me and asked if I would give the COB time to investigate my claims before releasing the records.  I said yes.  In the end two COB employees were arrested and fired for stealing through COB credit cards.  This is the difference between Pete Gonzales and Carl Montoya- Pete ran to fix the problem - Carl is doing everything possible to obstruct the process.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is a fact that Jason HIlts, the director of the BEDC was caught purchasing personal items with the city credit card. Only when he was made aware of the fact did he pay back the money for the unathorized purchases. What is the diffrence here Bobby?

BobbyWC said...

I am not comfortable with bringing Hilts into this conversation, but this story has been out there about his conduct for so long I do not believe I am approving some new revelation.

Politics is politics - to answer your question - I have no idea why Carl Montoya is playing games on this - if the AG agrees with me a game is being place, BISD will never again be trusted by the AG -

There is no difference - but just because one person gets off does not mean the law should be ignored for everyone else

bobby WC

Anonymous said...

What items were being purchased with BISD PO's without revealing the name of the BISD employee? The items purchased are important in order to understand the inappropriate use of BISD PO'S.

BobbyWC said...

I cannot say which items were purchased without effectively giving up the name of the employee - again we are only at the allegation stage - I am not going to ruin someone's name based on a source giving me a story until I can verify some key facts.

I have an idea of what I am looking for in terms of key items. Once I see the PO's I will better be able to link the employee to actual improper use of the PO's

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

Could it be that the Vendor is lying about the BISD Employee using the PO for personal $$gain?

BobbyWC said...

Anything is possible which is why I have not so much as indicated the department - but without the PO's to compare to what may have been bought and resold I cannot confirm the story -

For me the bigger issue is I have an inside source at BISD saying the PO's exist and BISD is saying they do not.

Why?

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

Have you requested copies of these P.O's?

Anonymous said...

I have heard Carl Montoya and Leandra Ortiz sweep things under the rug.

Keep digging Bobby, if any if this is true, get rid of them.

Anonymous said...

Correction Bobby, the high level person is Enrique's puppet. Enrique has his hands on all the contracts.

BobbyWC said...

That is the point, BISD is saying the PO's the vendor has verified exist and a top level supervisor has verified exist do not exist.

Montoya is stupid - If I can get DA Saenz to send an investigator to the vender to verify this person uses PO's then BISD has committed a crime by denying their existence

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

So crazy....is the BISD employee that is "allegedly" using the BISD PO's, for their own profit, a family member of a top BISD Admin or Board Member.

If this is true, then there is probably a lot of cover up going on cuz how can this go under the radar without the gossip spreading like fire about it.

The community always talks about current family members of BISD Top Admins getting away with a lot of shit and no one ever gets the 'pink slip.'

But no one messes with Mr. Bobby. Thank you sir for your blog.

BobbyWC said...

I can find no link between this employee and any Board Member as friends or family. I have just been told he is protected. But that could have many meanings

Think about it - if I prove the allegations as true - it tells Brownsville Defenbaugh failed in his audit and Presas-Garcia would not like that.

If BISD employees are stealing using PO's it says Defenbaugh failed to the tune of $250,000, and the internal auditor is not doing the job.
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I know this Board - they oppose teh community knowing about failure - they will do their best to cover for any employee who has not become an enemy of one of teh board members -

Something just occurred to me - but I cannot say it without disclosing the department - I now have another lead to follow

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

Bobby you should get like a direct phone line for fraud and abuse in the BISD. Does BISD have one and also does BISD have an internal auditor or they pay for an external one.

Also, how many depts are involved in all this mess??

BobbyWC said...

BISD has an internal auditor

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

BISD also pays for an outside auditor, Patillo & Brown. I recall watching a board meeting where Ms. Longoria was requesting the auditor to present the audit report and Enrique was against it, what was Enrique covering up or protecting??? This Enrique is really shady, Carl Montoya is another one.

The pieces of the puzzle are beginning to fall in place. Now it makes sense why Enrique is suppressing Ms. Longoria and Ms. Garcia from asking any questions. Hope these ladies continue to question things.

Good job ladies! Expose these s.o.b.s.

BobbyWC said...

A complete BS post - Longoria and garcia were part of the rigged contract on Pink Ape and have been part of that cover-up - I have learned a lot about what they knew and when - they are so corrupt the are allowing Rodrigo Moreno to make money on BISD as a consultant bringing private clients into BISD to view the technology center.

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

woa....BISD has a technology center. I thought they had crap. Which center is this Bobby...where at?

BobbyWC said...

center not in the context you are thinking - Rodrigo Moreno was allowed to escort a Mexican national through BISD to see how it runs its technology services for BISD - Moreno was paid a consultant fee by the Mexican Nation - this is bullshit - but this is Carl Montoya doing as he is told by Presas-garcia and Escobedo

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

Montoya is definitely doing what Escobedo tells him to do. Don't you know Rodrigo is very good friends with Escobedo.

Anonymous said...

Why didn't Mike Saldana carry out the Healthsmart lawsuit? It's strange he continued with several other lawsuits, but not the Healthsmart one? Fishy, fishy.