The meeting was short. It wasn’t full of drama. Why? Rhonda Corr and Adil Baguirov weren’t in the room. The issues of the preschool staffing were presented professionally, and then, they named Jeff Ireland to be the hearing officer for the disciplinary hearing to fire Rhonda A. Corr.
Short Document outlining the reasons to fire Rhonda Corr. Clickable PDF
There is a long document, and a short one. I’m posting so you can read each, as much as you want.
When I posted about her divorce and DUI yesterday, I said these weren’t big enough to warrant firing her. They weren’t- except, there seems to be a question of if she was divorced from her husband, before marrying her wife.
On July 1, 2016, you marked on your W-4 form that you are single and then signed the form under penalty of perjury. Court documents reveal that you filed for divorce from your spouse on October 3, 2017, whom you had married on July 7, 2007. The Board had no prior information concerning your marriage.
and then this:
Shortly after your employment with the Board began in July 2016, you lobbied Human Resources to make life insurance available to employees’ spouses and domestic partners as a rider to the Board’s Hartford insurance contract. The requested benefits were provided. You then purchased life insurance for a “domestic partner” who was already ill and passed away on October 15, 2016. You claimed and received death benefits for a domestic partner even though you were legally married to another person and had not obtained a legal separation.
To the intelligent friend who wrote me that I was wrong to bring up her marital status- I hope to see an apology. For the record, I don’t know who the person was she claimed as a domestic partner- both Cheryl Dzuro and Brad Saegert seem to still be alive and kicking.
Long document, stemming from Dr. Winston EEOC complaint- click to download PDF
The rest of the report has to do with her foul mouth, unprofessional behavior, tardiness, falling asleep in negotiations, abscesses, lying… you know all the things that come with being a sociopath.
There is nothing in the “Predisciplinary Hearting Notice” about her unwillingness to investigate Dr. Baguirov, her patron saint’s residency. Hmmmm.
The fact that this came out a month after her glowing performance evaluation makes one wonder which board members should be drawn and quartered for signing off on the fiction (see last nights post where the drafts and final are both posted.)
There are still other smoking guns. I’m doing my best to find them all.
In the meantime- read them and weep- and know that esrati.com has been your primary source for this entire soap opera for the last year- unfortunately.
A week ago Thursday, on Oct 17, 2017, Dayton Police arrested Montgomery County Jail Corrections Officer Thomas Conner, a 12 year veteran of the jail. Conner, 39, stands 6’2″ and weighs 220 lbs, and lives in Forest Ridge, was initially charged with domestic violence, but charges were dropped.
To demonstrate what C/O privilege is, he was booked at 0:43 and released at 12:20, which could be considered record time for a DV case where holds are usually at least 24 hours.
His wife works for the city. (updated Nov 26) Sources have told me that he wouldn’t let her out of the bedroom- and punched her in the face. His hand is hurt. Yet, the whole thing smells of a coverup.
We’ll probably never know the full story.
Early in his career, he was sent to an ethics class to retrain him on the appropriateness of calling black male inmates “boy.” He’s generally despised by inmates according to other corrections officers, often doing unnecessary searches and often hanging up inmate calls because he feels like it.
It’s obvious that Sheriff Phil Plummer has a problem in hiring people to run the jail. One lawsuit after another showcases incompetence at all levels. Domestic violence is a serious offense, and people who are supposedly trained to manage inmates in the most volatile environment should know better than to be charged for DV. If Connor was trained in deescalation tactics, this would have been a prime time to put that training to use- instead of using his fist.
Dr. Adil Baguirov resigned from his position on the Dayton Public Schools Board of Education today. But, that’s only what the newspaper will tell you. The real story is that I broke this story back on April 5 2017, with a video, all the research and documentation, I called it “International Man of Mystery: Adil Barguirov” and I called for an investigation into his residency and his resignation at multiple school board meetings. Three hours after posting the original story, I got a warning from a prominent Turkish businessman telling me to watch my back, that Baguirov and his partner would come after me.
The board, the superintendent, their in house legal counsel, their security chief, the Board of Elections, the County Prosecutor, the Dayton Police, the Ohio Attorney General’s office, the Secretary of State, the Ohio Ethics Commission and I can’t remember who else I contacted, all sat and did nothing.
The rules are clear: You want to be on a school board, you have to live in the district. When you leave the district, you resign.
No one would act. The head of DPS security said “I don’t have the resources to investigate him”- others said the ruling on current Secretary of State Jon Husted made residency a non-issue. But, there is a big difference between Husted, who owned 2 homes, and Baguirov who owned homes he didn’t declare on his Ethics filings- hidden in shell companies, and the fact that he rented out his original home to someone else- and the home he claimed for a voting address- along with his business partner- was never his residence.
Fast forward to me trying to run for the Montgomery County Educational Service Center Board in August. Before I made it to the Board of Elections desk to file my valid petitions, I was greeted by Steve Harsman, the deputy-director, with a document telling me I didn’t live in the “district” for the MCESC. When asked to provide the maps- they never came. When asked how DPS could spend millions with the MCESC- and I can’t be on the board to oversee our tax dollars- silence.
I implored the board to demand Baguirov present proof of residence on Maryland Ave. Utility bills in his name, moving expenses, rent payment receipts? And if he didn’t live on Meeker Commons- where were the rent receipts for his half million dollar home? Nada. Nothing. Business as usual.
During that time, the BOE awarded a contract to the highest bidder to do their marketing (My firm was the lowest bidder), they gave multi-year contracts to both embattled District Athletic Director LaMark Baker- bringing the wrath of the State Athletic Association, and of course, giving a very rich 3 year contract to Rookie Superintendent Rhonda Corr- before test scores came out to show the district had again slid in state standings. They flubbed the DEA contract so badly that they had to spend an extra $200K to hire the scab firm Huffmaster, they bought buses- on a deal that Adil Baguirov personally negotiated- totally outside all norms. There was the low price sale of the Patterson site to CareSource- which he negotiated- and didn’t recuse himself from, despite owning a home health firm that does business with CareSource. The list goes on.
At around 10:15 last night, I fired off an email to a whole list of people, the superintendent, the board lawyer, the board, three of the incoming board members (I didn’t have Rev. Harris’ email), the directors of the BOE, the county prosecutors, the head of the Dayton Education Association, a State Rep who I trust, and I even included Jeremy Kelley of the Dayton Day-Old News- who failed to ever mention my investigation of Baguirov in his article about Baguirov’s planned run for the 40th.
I attached a Quo Warranto filing that I threatened to file after noon today if Baguirov didn’t resign. Quo Warranto is a writ or legal action requiring a person to show by what warrant an office or franchise is held, claimed, or exercised for those of you who aren’t lawyers.
The threatened filing to remove Adil Baguirov from the DPS Board (click for PDF) Note- the attachments are all documents that were posted in the original International Man of Mystery post
Subject: On Notice- Criminal proceedings against Dr. Adil Baguirov, the Dayton Board of Education, and multiple elected and appointed officials in Montgomery County
I informed this board, and the entire city, that Dr. Adil Baguirov didn’t live in the city of Dayton on April 5, 2017.
The board, the Superintendent, The County Prosecutor, The Board of Elections, The Secretary of State, The Attorney General, the Ohio Ethics Commisison, the Dayton Police Department, your own legal department did nothing.
Dr. Baguirov should have resigned and been replaced then. Yesterday, Nov 7, 2017 I again published a document that said he had officially changed his voter registration to the address that I told you he lived at in April.
I asked, via Public Records request if he had filed his resignation for moving out of the district with the School Board- and received no answer.
By law, when he changed his official voting registration to an address in the Vandalia Butler School district, he should have resigned from Dayton.
Your failure to investigate, your failure to demand a resignation, to respond to the public records request, to announce that Dr. Baguirov had resigned, is a violation of your own rules, and State law.
I refuse to stand idly by while this continues.
I demand, that the resignation be announced by noon, Nov. 9. 2017, and I be CC’d – or I will be in court filing the attached Quo Warranto, and asking for a criminal investigation to begin immediately.
Because the board, the Superintendent, the School counsel, all acted complicity in ignoring the laws requiring residency, and continued to allow Dr. Baguirov to sit on a board and guide policy and decisions to include a 3 year contract with the Superintendent, a 2 year contract with an Athletic Director, the awarding of a marketing contract to the highest, least qualified bidder, and his own involvement in the procurement process of a major contract, I also ask that all board members, the Superintendent, the Treasurer, and the legal counsel, all resign immediately- and allow the four new members of elected yesterday ascend to office immediately.
The public trust has been severely violated by these actions, and an investigation at all levels of government oversight need to be examined.
As a comparison, when I went to the Board of Elections to file to run for the County ESC, I was met before I even turned my signatures in, with a notice that I wasn’t eligible to run- failing to meet the residency requirements.
The moment Dr. Baguirov changed his voting registration, he should have been flagged as an elected official and removed from office.
May I also state, that Dr. Baguirov committed voter fraud when he voted in the last election from the Maryland Ave. Address.
This also needs to be investigated and charges brought.
I expect responses from The School Board, The Board of Elections, the County Prosecutors office before noon tomorrow about what their responses will be.
This morning, I called the school lawyer, who claimed she didn’t get it via email, and blamed IT issues. I sent it via other means. Word was, there was a flurry of confusion on Ludlow. Kelley was calling Baguirov. At one point, Baguirov had the unmitigated gall to ask if a voter registration is the defacto proof of residency. Yet, on election day, a DEA member showed up at the polls with a government issued ID- a passport, and wasn’t allowed to vote until she had a utility bill with her name and address on it.
By noon, Kelley had published a story that Baguirov had resigned. Next thing is that the School board is sending out notifications that they are pushing their next meeting out from the 14th to the 21st. Obviously, they should fill the seat with the leading vote getter Harris. Not so obvious, is that Lee, Rountree and Lacey should all also resign for being part and parcel to this fraud- and the other three board members elect should be able to take their seats (Mohamed Al-Hamdani, Jocelyn Rhynard and Karen Wick-Gagnet).
Kelley’s story had this nugget:
Local activist David Esrati accused Baguirov in April of illegally serving on the Dayton school board while living at the Butler Twp. home, publishing documents about Baguirov’s properties and companies. Baguirov denied that in June, saying he lived in the Cooper Place condo.
Esrati threatened legal action this week if Baguirov didn’t step down immediately, given the official switch of his voter registration address. Esrati said Thursday that he plans to follow through with a court filing, saying that Baguirov has been ineligible to serve on the board all year.
Which was the first he’d actually acknowledged that I’d accused him- but still no mention of where I published them.
The other part implicates not only Baguirov, but other board members:
Online records showed his voter registration was switched to the Meeker Commons Lane address before Nov. 7.
“I timed it for the November election,” Baguirov said. “I notified my (school board) colleagues and President (Robert) Walker back in October that I wouldn’t be attending the, I think it’s four meetings, in November and December. I’m de facto vacating my seat.”
They knew? And did nothing? But wait!
Dayton Public Schools board policy requires them to fill a vacant school board seat “not earlier than 10 days nor later than 30 days after the vacancy occurs.” DPS attorney Jyllian Bradshaw said Baguirov reported that he moved Nov. 1, so DPS is treating that as the effective date of the vacancy.
I asked for the documentation of his notification- and got nothing. And, what proof do we have he moved Nov. 1? I asked for proof back in April.
The real problem with Ohio laws in Montgomery County is that we only enforce them on the little people. My first entry into a political chamber was caused when the city of Dayton prosecuted me for putting up wood grain vinyl garage doors in an unmarked “Historic District” soon after I bought a shit-hole of a house for $14,500.
Request for Additional Information, 11/2/2017 2:07 PM
An examination of the 2015 Annual Finance Report filed on behalf of the Elect Esrati committee indicated that this report needs additional information. Please address the following:
Receipts or Cancelled Checks Missing:
All expenditures must be documented with a paid receipt, a cancelled check, or a bank statement showing that the amount of the campaign expenditure has been deducted from the committee bank account. Please provide a copy of the cancelled check or paid receipt (no invoices) or bank statements for expenditures over $25.00, for the following:
The report is missing one cancelled check:
Check # ? Payed (SIC) to: The Next Wave in the amount of $160.00 on 06/15/2015.
Thank you for your attention to this matter. This is an informal attempt to resolve this matter. Once the above described information can be collected, please send copies of those items to the Campaign Finance Department of the Montgomery County Board of Elections. You can mail those items or send them by email. Since the information does not affect the balances on the Form 30-A filed by the committee, there is no need to file an Amended Report. Once we have the receipt, bank statement or cancelled check, this report will be complete. If you have any questions feel free to call the Campaign Finance Department at (937) 225-5669 and we will be happy to assist you.
Montgomery County Board of Elections
451 West Third St.
Dayton, OH 45481
Office: (937) 225-5669|Fax: (937) 496-7798 [email protected]
Still no list of referrals, no campaign finance reports for Mat Heck, but we want to make sure your campaign actually paid your company for webhosting.
And if you want further proof of County Prosecutor Mat Heck’s legal incompetence, wait for the story that’s coming how he couldn’t get a grand jury to indict a thief from stealing large sums of money from two Service Disabled Veterans- despite the Dayton Police saying “She did it.”
For a final laugh- since none of this is really funny- on my threat to file the Quo Warranto- technically, I lack standing to do it. Sending the official looking document was a bluff.
Luckily, the idiots running the schools into the ground, aren’t smart enough to know it.
Bye, Bye Baguirov- you won’t be missed. Now, let’s clean house.
Darryl Fairchild must have the Democratic Party scared
Full disclosure: my firm does work for Darryl Fairchild and Shenise Turner-Sloss. I’m also a member of both the executive and central committee of the Montgomery County Democratic party (and don’t recall voting to authorize this kind of dirty politics.)
I got a mailer today. “Darryl Fairchild refused to support an issue that would provide many quality neighborhood services to Dayton residents” – a hit piece, from the Montgomery County Democratic Party.
Problem is- Darryl is a Democrat.
He’s such a loyal democrat that he dropped out of the commission race 4 years ago, so they could give Jeff Mims his seat. They had told him, “it’s not your time” and we’ll let you run for the next seat- and then they picked Chris Shaw instead. Doing deals with the devil- will always get you burned.
A party that will do this to their own, doesn’t deserve the right to call themselves Democrats. This is a republican thing- eating your own. Or at least it should be.
Darryl wasn’t in support of Issue 9- which raised the income tax- to pay for some of the things they claim:
Hiring more police officers
Improving Dayton’s Public parks
Cleaning and mowing vacant lots
What they left out- was that Issue 9 created another quasi-governmental organization and handed them huge amounts of money to compete with Dayton Public Schools. And, the reason we have to raise income taxes to do the above? Is it because Joey Williams and Jeff Mims and their crew- give tax abatement to every big company that comes with their hands out.
Had Williams and Mims been good stewards of your tax dollars- they should have been able to afford all of the above. And, for the record, they have not “hired more police officers”- they’ve hired more replacement police officers to fill retiring officers positions. The force has not grown, and in fact may have shrunk. One thing is for sure, it hasn’t gotten any more diverse.
Taylor Communications, General Electric, Emerson, Midmark, and every other developer (except the guys doing the FireBlocks projects- who actually pay their taxes) all got tax breaks.
Nope- no mention of the fact that under Williams- 80% of downtown properties don’t pay property taxes.
Also, no mention of the money spent buying vacant buildings a half-million dollars each, and then turning them over to “developers” for pennies. All of those stupid deals have been covered on this blog.
The fact is, the party is scared and thought the right answer was to go negative.
Hopefully, the voters will see this as a desperation move- and do the same thing that they did to Rhine McLin after she sent out 6 negative mailings about Gary Leitzell, vote Williams and Mims out of office and vote for Darryl Fairchild and Shenise Turner-Sloss.
Dayton doesn’t need this kind of mud-slinging. What we need is real leadership.