[FREEBEACON] One of Joe Foreign Policy Whiz Kid Biden ...Old, boring, a plagiarist, fond of hair sniffing and grabbing the protruding parts of women, and not whatcha call brilliant... 's closest labor allies inappropriately siphoned nearly $1 million from a union pension fund as the labor group suffered from a "systemic misrepresentation in financial reporting," according to an internal probe obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
Harold Schaitberger, the president of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), which represents more than 300,000 firefighters, is facing accusations of corruption and gross financial malpractice from his closest deputies. Edward Kelly, the general secretary-treasurer and the number two of the union, detailed the findings of his team's audit in a March 20 internal memorandum. According to the 105-page document, the audit has thus far found that Schaitberger and Thomas Miller‐Kelly's predecessor as the general secretary-treasurer‐illegally earned millions of dollars from the union pension fund over the last two decades.
"The record keeping performed prior to my assuming office in September 2016 was so poor, one could argue it was designed that way," Kelly wrote in the memorandum.
Kelly's audit also found that the union misreported millions of dollars in union funds while diverting millions of dollars for a purpose unrelated to their original designation. As a result of this rampant financial malpractice, roughly $6 million in union funds remain unaccounted for, according to the memorandum.
Neither the union nor Schaitberger responded to requests for comment.
New Haven Fire Department battalion chief Frank Ricci, who serves as president of IAFF Local 825, told the Free Beacon that the accusations warrant deeper investigation.
"If these allegations are proven true through the appropriate due process, Harold A. Schaitberger, General President, should be removed from office. Kelly talks about ’turning over couches' to find money, I think it's time to turn over the couches and chase the rats out," he said.
Schaitberger, who is one of Joe Biden's closest and oldest allies in the labor movement, directed the IAFF to endorse the former vice president during his first campaign rally back in April 2019, making his group the first national union to endorse Biden. The IAFF has donated $5,000 to Biden's campaign in 2019 and spent nearly $75,000 in outside spending to support his candidacy, according to Labor Department records.
I'd hate to be the CPA who signed off on the audit of these guys. The union I used to audit was required to have an audit every six months, basically doing ten of them solo. How an auditor worth their salt (or not on the take) 'misses' amounts like this, is not believable.
I think it will be after a disastrous convention acceptance speech by Joe. Remember, this is the Democrat party that has recently bungled one impeachment and two efforts to "Bork" a SCOTUS nominee. They will make a shit show of this too.
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
03/31/2020 1:15 Comments ||
Want to bet they have Blasey Ford coaching a couple women to testify against Joe right now?
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
03/31/2020 1:16 Comments ||
Imagine if you will, Biden attempting to work 12-14 hours per day and to do daily COVID-19 White House updates. Go ahead, just imagine it.
[BREITBART] Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner (D) on Sunday urged would-be criminals to remain in their homes and "chill" until the Chinese coronavirus (aka COVID19 or Chinese Plague) ...the twenty first century equivalent of bubonic plague, only instead of killing off a third of the population of Europe it kills 3.4 percent of those who notice they have it. It seems to be fond of the elderly, especially Iranian politicians and holy men... epidemic subsides in the Texas city. "The best way to help coppers is to not commit a crime," Turner told news hounds during a presser on his city’s latest efforts to combat the deadly illness. "Until the coronavirus is resolved, criminals, take a break."
[NYPost] Thailand’s playboy king has taken over a luxury German hotel to isolate from the coronavirus — along with a harem of 20 women, according to reports.
King Maha Vajiralongkorn, 67, reportedly booked the entire Grand Hotel Sonnenbichl with “special permission” to break the lockdown in the Alpine resort town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, the Independent said, quoting German media.
But rather than isolate, he moved in a harem of 20 concubines along with a team of servants, the UK paper said, citing German tabloid Bild.
The king, widely known as Rama X, planned an even bigger party — but 119 members of his entourage were forced to return to Thailand amid fears they had the potentially deadly bug, the report said.
It was not clear if his fourth wife, former flight attendant Suthida Tidjai, was even with him.
His takeover made local news because hotels in the region have been forced to close to stem the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
But the Grand Hotel Sonnenbichl was given special permission to host the king and his entourage because “the guests are a single, homogenous group of people with no fluctuation,” a spokesperson for the local district council said, according to the report.
The often controversial Thai king’s extravagant move sparked further outrage in his homeland — with the hashtag “Why do we need a king?” appearing 1.2 million times on Twitter within 24 hours of news of his German trip first breaking, the Independent said.
Vajiralongkorn is not thought to have made a public appearance in his country since February, the Times of London said — even as it records more than 1,500 coronavirus cases and nine deaths as of Monday, according to Johns Hopkins University data.
Vajiralongkorn became constitutional monarch when his father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, died in October 2016 after 70 years on the throne.
The Thai foreign ministry and the embassy in Berlin did not respond to requests for comment from the UK Times.
It's nice to be king...I think. Could be a problem keeping up; might have to check with your physician every now and then to see if your heart is withstanding the rigors. Muammar Gaddafi had some sort of deal like that before Hillary had him "offed." He had a bevy of Amazons around him as guards--they failed at the task of protection but were easy on the eyes.
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