Thursday, May 19, 2016

DGI's revised proposal appears to be an attempted fraud on Greensboro's taxpayers

DGI's revised proposal;

Administration, Maintenance and Operations Total = $120,000
The proposal's requirement is 20% for these items;

$600,000 x 0.2 = $120,000 = 20% of $600,000

DGI's fiscal year 2014-2015 Budget, July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 below,
says Total Salary/Operating expenses were $549,948 last year;

"Fraud is a broad term that refers to a variety of offenses involving dishonesty or "fraudulent acts". In essence, fraud is the intentional deception of a person or entity by another made for monetary or personal gain.

Total Operating Expenses alone = about 94% of the proposed costs
allocated for Administration, Maintenance and Operations
in DGIs revised proposal

Fraud offenses always include some sort of false statement, misrepresentation, or deceitful conduct. The main purpose of fraud is to gain something of value (usually money or property) by misleading or deceiving someone into thinking something which the fraud perpetrator knows to be false."

From City Manager Jim Westmoreland's May 19, 2016 memo;

The City of Greensboro appears to be acting out a fraud meant to deceive taxpayers, if DGI is supposed to exist on $120,000 and pay rent plus salaries equaling  $549,948 last year

If there were no speakers on the issue, the item would have passed.
"Public corruption involves a breach of public trust and/or abuse of position by federal, state, or local officials and their private sector accomplices. 

By broad definition, a government official, whether elected, appointed or hired, may violate federal law when he/she asks, demands, solicits, accepts, or agrees to receive anything of value in return for being influenced in the performance of their official duties."