Wednesday, September 27, 2017


BOMBSHELL, IS ALL I CAN SAY - HOW THE FBI IS NOT INTERVIEWING DE LEON, NEECE, AND TETREAU OVER THIS MESS IS BEYOND ME

I preface with and I have placed the hour and minute several times, De Leon repeats all of the time he and Jessica are protecting Carlos Elizondo.  But now they seem to be pushing an agenda of corruption by Carlos Elizondo.  This is politics at its worse.  As to this audit both Jessica and the mayor said there is really nothing concrete.

The BV has always taken the position that it will not play the distraction game.  What we know now is, the tape.  If the audit shows anyone committed a crime, I say indict.  No sacred cows.  I will not withdraw my position on this point.  It will be then for any indicted persons to defend themselves and if possible show the audit is bogus.

Today I listened to the first 30 minutes of the tape.  I still need to listed to the second half of the first hour.  

This is what bothers me big time about Jessica and De Leon saying there may be problems with the EMS services under Elizondo.

Minute 8:25 through 8:50 De Leon is saying the FBI is on the corruption.  He demands Elizondo pay him $1,500 related to some dispute concerning a graphics company while saying every one will be burned until he is paid.  This my friends is very, very illegal. So when Elizondo refused to pay did he burn him?  Will Saenz's look at this?  This is enough to indict De Leon.  He had power over Carlos Elizondo's future with the city while making the threat.  I can assure you Saenz will take no action.  Our best hope is the FBI

Okay here is the kicker, De Leon repeatedly tells Elizondo there is no conflict of interest by being fire chief and a BISD Board Member.  minute 23:01  to 23:23  De Leon who has a sworn duty to the city is openly discussing legal strategy with Carlos Elizonso on how to defeat Saenz and the city if they sue.  He actually discusses legal advice given to the commissioners by Mark Sossi concerning Carlos Elizondo during execute session..  See also minutes 4-6. This is a basis for his removal.  When a Dallas City Commissioner did the same thing, Chris Luna, he was allowed to resign before being indicted.  Where is Saenz on this?

Why is the mayor and Jessica dead silent on this clear breach of legal duty to the city by De Leon?  The deal making must be massive.  But it will not work.  This is going to explode in every one's face.

Cesar goes after Phil Cowen for the crime of supporting candidates against candidates supported by Cesar.  minute 16:10.  Is it ego or mental illness?  I remind Cesar it is public service, not self service.  

Look, the racists remarks shock me, but the fact De Leon's endless threats toward Carlos while reminding Elizondo Cesar and Jessica are protecting him, is more than enough for a federal indictment.  This is very dangerous and clear public corruption.  

This is not the focus in the blogs because there are too many politicos who may go down.  We all know the bought and paid for bloggers must protect their income.

Today to a person every lawyer in town I know believes Ben Neece paid for the distraction piece published by Montoya. Maybe De Leon paid for it.  But everyone knows if De Leon is not vindicated, Ben Neece spends the next three and a half years watching the parade go by.  He becomes impotent.  The FBI needs to get to the bottom of this. We need to know were Cesar, Jessica, and Ben holding possible criminal conduct by Elizondo over his head to influence the contract votes at BISD.  No conflict, who are you kidding?

Cesar's words are what we know for sure.  Everything else is a distraction from Cesar's conduct.

If Carlos Elizondo and a host of other people are guilty of crimes, so be it, pursue them, but what ever they may have done does not forgive Cesar's racist comments and threat of an elected official by demanding money.

Do not hold your breath on Saenz acting.  The FBI will turn a blind eye.  One indictment with one real attorney and Cameron County and Brownsville politics explode.  

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

CITY OF BROWNSVILLE. Chapter 38. Code of Ethics.

Sec. 38-1. - Statement of purpose and principles of conduct.
(a)
Purpose. It is declared to be the policy of the city that the proper operation of democratic government requires that:
(1)
City officials and employees be independent, impartial, and responsible only to the people of the city;
(2)
Governmental decisions and policy be made using the proper procedures of the governmental structure;
(3)
No city official or employee have any financial interest, direct or indirect, or engage in any business, transaction, or professional activity or incur any obligation of any nature that is in conflict with the proper discharge of his duties in the public interest;
(4)
Public office not be used for personal gain; and
(5)
The city commission at all times be maintained as a nonpartisan body.
(b)
Principles of conduct. Principles of conduct are as follows:
(1)
The city council further believes that an elected or appointed city official assumes a public trust and should recognize the importance of high ethical standards within the organization he leads or supports. Essential values and ethical behaviors that an elected or appointed official should exemplify include the following:
a.
Commitment beyond self.
b.
Obedience and commitment beyond the law.
c.
Commitment to the public good.
d.
Respect for the value and dignity of all individuals.
e.
Accountability to the public.
f.
Truthfulness.
g.
Fairness.
h.
Responsible application of resources.
(2)
In keeping with the values set forth in subsection (b)(1) of this section and to assist in the fulfillment of responsibilities to the individuals and communities served, each elected or appointed official should subscribe to the principle to:
a.
Conduct himself and operate with integrity and in a manner that merits the trust and support of the public.
b.
Uphold all applicable laws and regulations, going beyond the letter of the law to protect and/or enhance the city's ability to accomplish its mission.
c.
Treat others with respect, doing for and to others what the official would have done for and to himself in similar circumstances.
d.
Be a responsible steward of the taxpayer resources.
e.
Take no actions that could benefit the official personally at the unwarranted expense of the city, avoiding even the appearance of a conflict of interest, and exercise prudence and good judgment at all times.
f.
Carefully consider the public perception of personal and professional actions and the effect such actions could have, positively or negatively, on the city's reputation both in the community and elsewhere.
g.
Strive for personal and professional growth to improve effectiveness as an elected or appointed official.



Sec. 38-32. - Unfair advancement of private interest.
(a)
General rule. A city official or employee may not use his official position to unfairly advance or impede personal interest by granting or securing or by attempting to grant or secure, for any person including himself, any form of special consideration, treatment, exemption, or advantage beyond that which is lawfully available to every other person or organization.

• Sec. 38-34. - Access to information; disclosure of confidential information.
(a)
Improper access. A city official or employee shall not use his position to secure official information about any person for any purpose other than the performance of official responsibilities.
(b)
Improper disclosure or use. A city official or employee shall not intentionally or knowingly disclose any confidential government information gained by reason of the official's or employee's position. This rule does not prohibit the following:
(1)
Any disclosure that is no longer confidential government information;
(2)
The confidential reporting of illegal or unethical conduct to authorities designated by law; or
(3)
Any disclosure, not otherwise prohibited by law, in furtherance of public safety.
(Ord. No. 2001-1373, § 1(12¼-6), 6-26-2001)

Anonymous said...

• ARTICLE V. - ETHICS VIOLATIONS

• Sec. 38-126. - Participation.
No person shall intentionally or knowingly induce, attempt to induce, conspire with, aid or assist, or attempt to aid or assist another person to engage in conduct violative of this chapter.
Sec. 38-190. - Complaints.
(a)
Filing. Any city resident or any person doing business or attempting to do business with the city, other than an ethics advisory commission member, who believes there has been a violation of this chapter may file a sworn complaint, under the penalty of perjury, with the city secretary. The complaint must:
(1)
Identify the person who allegedly committed the violation;
(2)
Provide a statement of the facts on which the complaint is based;
(3)
To the extent possible, identify the ethics section allegedly violated; and
(4)
Identify sources of evidence, if any, that the complainant recommends should be considered by the ethics advisory commission.
• Sec. 38-228. - Disciplinary action.
(a)
An employee who fails to comply with this chapter or who violates this chapter may be disciplined in accordance with city personnel rules and procedures. Where no specific appeal procedure is otherwise prescribed, an appeal by an employee will be to the trial board.
(b)
If a city commission member fails to comply with this chapter or violates this chapter, the matter must be decided by the city commission in accordance with the city Charter.
(c)
If a member of a board or commission fails to comply with this chapter or violates this chapter, the matter must be decided by the city commission in accordance with the city Charter.
(Ord. No. 2001-1373, § 1(12¼-37), 6-26-2001)

Article V. Section 19.
• Section 19. - Investigations by commission.
The commission may investigate the financial transactions of any office or department of the city government, and the acts and conduct of any official or employee. In conducting such investigation, the commission may compel the attendance of witnesses, the production of books and papers, and other evidence, and for that purpose may issue subpoenas or attachments which shall be signed by the mayor; which may be served and executed by any officer authorized by law to serve subpoenas or other process, or any peace officer of the city. If any witness shall refuse to appear or to testify to any facts within his knowledge, or to produce any papers, or books in his possession, or under his control, relating to the matter under investigation before the commission, the commission shall have the power to cause the witness to be punished for contempt, not exceeding a fine of one hundred dollars ($100.00) and three days in the city prison. No witness shall be excused from testifying, touching his knowledge of the matter under investigation in any inquiry, but such testimony shall not be used against him in any criminal prosecution except for perjury committed upon such inquiry.

BobbyWC said...

This post is helpful and the kind I like, but can you also put it into context based on what we know. I see things, but help my readers with your perspective.

Thanks for extending the discusssion

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

Simple. De Leon's Conduct and statements violate the City's Code of Ethics even if private. You printed there are several Quid Pro Quo type comments made by De Leon. Those comments alone violate the Code of Ethics that Brownsville's city commission should follow. You print that in the audio Cesar De Leon states that he is protecting Elizondo and states he wants compensation for it. That conduct and demand is not only illegal or criminal but violates Brownsville's Code of Ethics. The Code is in place so that the citizens can hold the Mayor and City Commission and city employees accountable. If a violation is found there is recourse that can be taken. Section 38-194 allows the City Commission to move forward when a complaint is filed against a city commissioner and remove him, reprimand him or admonition him. Did Cesar De Leon Violate Section 38-1 in not committing beyond self or commitment to the public good by asking for money from Elizondo in exchange for protection? Did Cesar De Leon violate Section 38-32 in trying to advance his unfairly advance his private interest by requesting a city employee to perhaps issue a check for $1500 from BISD in exchange for protection? Did Cesar De Leon violate Section 38-34 by disclosing confidential government information? If any are true see Section 38-194. There are more violations of this code by De Leon but that is how the city code of ethics should work. Perhaps there will be a citizen that steps up and makes the complaint. Bobby?

Anonymous said...

Sec. 38-194. - Referral of matter for appropriate action; recommendation of sanctions.
(a)
If the ethics advisory commission determines that a violation of this chapter has occurred, it shall take the following actions:
(1)
If the complaint involved a current employee under the jurisdiction of the city manager, city attorney, city auditor, city secretary, or civil service director, the matter will be referred, respectively, to the city manager, city attorney, city auditor, city secretary or civil service director.
(2)
If the complaint involved the civil service director, the matter will be referred, respectively, to the civil service commission.
(3)
If the complaint involved the city manager or city attorney, the matter will be referred to the city commission.
(4)
If the complaint involved a city commission member, a board or commission member, a former city official, or a former city employee, the matter will be referred to the city commission.
(b)
When referring a matter under subsection (a) of this section, the ethics advisory commission may recommend the following sanctions:
(1)
Letter of notification. A letter of notification may be recommended when the ethics advisory commission finds that a violation of this chapter was clearly unintentional or when the action or conduct found to have been a violation of this chapter was performed by the official or employee in reliance on a public written opinion of the city attorney. A letter of notification must advise the official or employee to whom the letter is directed of any steps to be taken to avoid future violations.
(2)
Letter of admonition. A letter of admonition may be recommended when the ethics advisory commission finds that the violation of this chapter was minor and/or may have been unintentional, but where the circumstances call for a more substantial response than a letter of notification.
(3)
Reprimand. A reprimand may be recommended when the ethics advisory commission finds that a violation of this chapter was committed intentionally or through disregard of this chapter.
(4)
Removal or suspension from office. Removal from office or suspension from office may be recommended when the ethics advisory commission finds that a serious or repeated violation of this chapter was committed intentionally or through culpable disregard of this chapter. The ethics advisory commission may include the length of any suspension in its recommendation.

BobbyWC said...

Troll go play your game elsewhere. I put the time for each comment. If it is wrong time what it in facts says at the time I posted.

You people are beyond stupid. I put the hour, minute and second, and you think just because you say I am wrong without any specific challenge my readers are going to believe you. Jesus you trolls get dumber by the minute

BobbyWC