When the feds announced they were indicting 4 Black men on April 30, 2019 as part of a “culture of corruption” I asked how this micky mouse clown crew rated the perp walk- when no one was indicted at Wright State for the loss of tens of millions.
Joey D. Williams got out after 3 months and 21 days of a measly 1 year sentence. He plead guilty to corruption charges. He ran for office after he’d agreed to a plea deal. He defrauded the citizens when he resigned- and cost them a lot of money for a special election, (in other words- the fed’s perpetuated fraud on the citizens by letting a guy who’d become a Confidential Informant- to avoid more jail time- run for office).
Brian Higgins, never convicted of anything, spent 68 days in the federal pen for an “evaluation.” Clayton Luckie did 3 months- RoShawn Winburn- may be the unluckiest- with a 1 year sentence for accepting bags of cash from Mike Marshall, an FBI “CI” who was already a loser by all accounts.
According to the Fed prisoner registry:
Name: ROSHAWN WINBURNRegister Number: 78260-061Age: 47
Sex: MaleRelease Date: UNKNOWNLocation: Not in BOP custody
- Chromebook purchases,
- the sale of the Patterson Co-Op site to Caresource – with whom he did business with,
- and the purchase of an entire bus fleet with a questionable 10 year warranty on a 7 year asset
Never mind he took part in hiring Rhonda Corr, who they later paid off to go away.
No investigation, no charges, nothing.
Then we have Dr. Elizabeth Lolli, who was hired by Corr, the failure, and has proceeded to get paid and raises despite failure after failure costing the district millions. There have been multiple questionable HR contracts all resulting in failure and massive turnover in the district. A 3 year contract with the university of Virginia for $450K that was abandoned after 2 years and at least $250K wasted. Constant turnover in the transportation department- and an absolute inability to actually get students to the schools where they may learn- if she had any control over any of the buildings. We’ve seen brawls, stabbings, teachers attacked, football games thrown, coaches belittled, principals shuffled more often than at a poker table in Vegas. We still don’t know the costs of her moving HQ across the street, but we do know, that she’s also not been able to keep a “business manager” in place- despite hiring the City Managers husband without a real search. If the FBI was looking for corruption- DPS is full of fraud and mismanagement that borders on the illegal.
So when I see the Warren Country Prosecutor charging former Springboro Superintendent Dan Schroer with:
five counts of tampering with records, two counts of theft in office, two counts of filing a false disclosure statement, and six counts of representation by public official or employer. The tampering with records and theft charges are felonies and the filing a false disclosure statement and representation by public official or employer are misdemeanors, according to the grand jury report.
I have to laugh.
“He stands accused of receiving more than $15,000 in connection to falsified records and personal checks and cash from district vendors, employees and school board members.”
Wait, the prosecutor is only going after Schoer for $15K- yet-
Schroer is also accused of soliciting and receiving $6,800 in cash from board of education members Dave Stuckey and Charles Anderson.
Superintendents are required to disclose finances, including any loans of more than $1,000, to the Ohio Ethics Commission, according to Fornshell.
He resigned from Springboro Community City Schools in 2019 after reaching a $115,000 separation agreement with the district. The agreement came two weeks after he was placed on leave.
So, he got loans from the same people, who voted to pay him $115,000 to go away, and they aren’t being charged as well? Did the prosecutor even think this through? Or are elected officials just plain unwilling to ever do their jobs when it comes to other elected officials?
And considering the prosecutor probably invested more than $15K in this investigation:
In October 2019, the Ohio Auditor of State opened an investigation into Schroer after an accounting firm for the school district reported inconsistencies with sick leave, vacation days and mileage reimbursements Schroer submitted, according to Fornshell.
The investigation found Schroer falsified records 16 times. Using cellphone tower data, credit card and ATM records and other evidence, investigators determined Schroer was reimbursed $1,291.66 for travel that either didn’t happen or was not related to the district.
Investigators also referred Schroer to the Ohio Ethics Commission after finding other financial irregularities.
When I found out Adil Baguirov received $250,000 from the “Azerbaijani Laundromat” not long after he was elected- and tried to report it- no one cared.
And, when Richard Clay Dixon was Mayor of Dayton and worked at DPS, he finally got caught for taking sick days at DPS when traveling on city business- and he barely got his wrist slapped. This only came out after he broke his watch on my head after I talked about how his record setting donations to his campaign were probably coming from people who wanted to build a landfill on the West Side- a true statement, but one he didn’t think should be spoken about.
No one seems to care that former Congressman Steve Austria was paid $9000 a month “working” for an illegally formed shell corp called “Double Bowler” at Wright State as they were losing millions- buying buildings from soon to be board members for which they had no use.
No one seems to care that Debbie Lieberman’s assistant John Theobald directs Public Health to hire the “Wilderness Agency” for a no-bid contract for $200K when I write about it. Maybe they might take another look at this deal once I get done sifting through the thousands of pages of BS they pack around the truth- that Theobald, who as of June of this year- is no longer Debbie’s assistant, but the Chief Operating Officer and “Co-Founder” of Wilderness- despite only signing on in June- to a group that’s been around for at least 5 years.
Downtown Dayton marketing agency Wilderness Agency has been on a fast-paced growth streak since being founded in 2016.
The agency is the 2020 Rookie Business of the Year by Dayton Business Journal.
Can we say revolving door contract violations?
Bring On the ProcessesI
loved my time in public service for the last 28 years but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to become part of Wilderness Agency. The creative energy and energetic atmosphere is the most exciting thing I have ever experienced, and that’s saying something after my time on a U.S. Navy ship in the middle of a hurricane above the Arctic Circle.
Originally from Sarasota, FL, I moved to Dayton in 1968. After serving in the U.S. Navy, I enjoyed my time working at Dayton-local manufacturer Gosiger, Inc, earned a dual degree in Political Science and Philosophy from Wright State, and then dove into an exciting career working in public service. Most recently, after being the Commission Assistant to Montgomery County Commissioner Debbie Lieberman for the last 16 years, I decided to throw my career for a loop.
I’m amazed at how easily my years of government experience have translated to this new environment, and I look forward to being able to continue growing along with the rest of the team here. Once the resident teacher at my previous organization, I’m thrilled to become an avid student.
My objective as a problem-solving, collaborative, and success-oriented COO is to harness Wilderness’ creative energy and translate it into greater success. It is incredibly rewarding to get to help this organization build to the next level and to help both our clients and team achieve their goals.
We’re coming back to this one soon.
We make spectacles of the smallest crimes, while letting the big ones slide.
It’s easier to keep folks distracted with witch hunts on the small stuff- than admit that whole thing is one big raging crime syndicate in Dayton. From the Dayton Development Coalition which keeps trying to tell us that if it wasn’t for their slush fund that hires Congressman Turners wife and Bev Shillito’s side investment (Real Art) WPAFB will somehow disappear.
Or that if we don’t let UD and Premier have the Fairgrounds for pennies on the dollar, no one else would do it right (ignoring the Chinese billionaire who wanted to develop it).
Or that we give away real estate and tax breaks to the family of the CEO of Dayton Childrens, who also used to be the County Administrator- who made a million or so off the Riverscape fountains.
Need I keep going on. Let’s hang the imaginary witches while the real bitches keep going and going…