Monday, December 14, 2015

Nancy and Don Vaughan Political Graft?; Don's payments from ITG while Nancy served on the Solid Waste Committee

"Political graft functions when the public coffer is directed to purchase a good from a specific private interest at a cost far above regular market rates. The private interest then siphons some of the gratuitous profits to government officials that are able to ensure that future government spending continues in the same fashion so that this lucrative relationship continues. A member of a government may misappropriate directly from government funds, but they may also make decisions benefiting their own private economic interests by using inside knowledge of upcoming government decisions to their benefit, in a manner similar to insider trading.

Insider trading by Don and Nancy Vaughan
using free methane for Wilbur Ross' ITG
to line their own pockets, 
compliments of Greensboro's taxpayers,
which the News and Record and the Rhino Times won't report,
as they are complicit in letting it happen

Although the conflict between public and private interests is common to all forms of corruption, the term 'graft' is specific to the intentional misdirection of official funds. Although not the original usage of the term, graft in the modern context is commonly, but mistakenly, used as a blanket term for political embezzlement, influence peddling or other forms of corruption. While embezzlement and influence peddling are elements sometimes present in graft, the relationship is not deterministic."
It's A Gas, Nancy

Marty Kotis angling for more city of Greensboro money, using taxpayer funded Zack Matheny as his lobbyist; "City might help"