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Cfo Ig Report on Bondi

Cfo Ig Report on Bondi

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Inspector General's Report on Attorney General Pam Bondi's firing of two attorneys that were after the banks. Finds no fault to AG, yet the Florida AG's office have become almost silent to the banks' fraud.
Inspector General's Report on Attorney General Pam Bondi's firing of two attorneys that were after the banks. Finds no fault to AG, yet the Florida AG's office have become almost silent to the banks' fraud.

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Janua6,2012Number12312
RECEIPTOF
INITIAL
INFORMATION
OnAugust2,2011,ChiefFinancialOfficerJeffAtwaterreceivedawrittenrequestfromAttorneyGeneralPamBondiaskinghis"inspectorgeneraltoconductanindependentreviewoftheemploymentterminationofJuneClarksonandTheresaEdwards."InresponsetoAttorneyGeneralBondi'srequest,ChiefFinancialOfficerAtwaterassignedthemattertohisInspectorGeneral,NedLuczynski,andprovidedwrittenassurancetoAttorneyGeneralBondithatneitherInspectorGeneralLuczynski,norhisstaff,wouldinvolveorreporttohim(Atwater),oranymemberofhisstaff,regardingthereview.TheDepartmentofFinancialServicesOfficeofInspectorGeneralconductedatelephonicinterviewwithClarksonandEdwardstoprovidethemanopportunitytostatethecircumstancesof,andanyissuesrelatedto,theirforcedresignation/termination(termination)ofemploymentfromtheFloridaOfficeoftheAttorneyGeneral.TheinterviewwasconductedAugust30,2011,threeweeksafterChiefFinancialOfficerAtwaterreceivedtherequestfromAttorneyGeneralBondi-whichwasthefirstdaytheOfficeofInspectorGeneralandClarksonandEdwardswereallavailable.ClarksonandEdwardsmadenospecificallegationsindicatingaviolationoflaw,rule,orpolicyoccurredrelatedtotheirtermination;however,Edwardssuggestedthattheirterminationmayhavebeenpoliticallymotivated.
SCOPEOFINQUIRy1
Nopersonprovidedsufficientfactsaviolationoflaw,ruleorpolicyoccurredtowarrantaninvestigationintoClarkson'sandEdwards'termination.Aninquirywasconducted,becauseabroadinterpretationofClarkson'sandEdwards'concernstheirterminationwaspoliticallymotivatedpotentiallyconstitutesamisuseofpublicposition,inviolationofChapter112,FloridaStatutes.Theinquiryconsistedoffact-gatheringofthecircumstancessurroundingtheirterminationtodeterminewhethersufficientevidenceexistedtosupportClarkson'sandEdwards'concernsoranyotherrelatedviolationoflaw,ruleorpolicy.
CONCLUSION
AreviewofthecircumstancessurroundingtheterminationofClarksonandEdwards,alongwiththeinformationgatheredduringthisinquiry,didnotwarrantinitiatingaformalinvestigationintoapotentialviolationoflaw,ruleorpolicy.Duringthecourseoftheinquirytherewasnospecificallegationofwrongdoingmadebyanyperson,andnodiscoveryofevidenceofwrongdoingonthepartofanyoneinvolvedinthematter.
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Inquiriesmaybeinitiatedwhenthereisacomplaintorconcernnotaccompaniedbysufficientfactsthataviolationoflaw,rule,orpolicygoverningtheconductofastateemployeeorcontractormayhaveoccurred.Investigationsmaybeinitiatedwhenacomplaintisreceivedallegingsufficientfactsthatiftruewouldconstituteaviolationoflaw,rule,orpolicygoverningtheconductofastateemployeeorcontractor.
 
FloridaDepartmentofFinancialServicesOffice
of
InspectorGeneral
Contents
RECEIPTOFINITIALINFORMATION1SCOPEOFINQUIRY1CONCLUSION1INQUIRYCONDUCTEDBY3REFERREDTO3REFERENCEDPERSONS3SUMMARYOFINQUIRY5INTERVIEWS5InterviewofJuneClarkson&TheresaEdwards5InterviewofRichardLawson8InterviewofJerryLockwood28InterviewofCarlosMuniz33InterviewofTrishConners35InterviewofAmaDouglas41InterviewofRebeccaWoolever46InterviewofRobertJulian51InterviewofJosephGentili65REVIEWOFDOCUMENTATIONANDOTHERRECORDS69ReviewofEmail69PublicRecordsRequest69SummaryofCathyLermanEmailRegardingProfessionalismIssues70SummaryofBarryRichardLetterRegardingProfessionalismIssues71Summaryof,andResponseto,LPSLetterRePowerPointPresentationIssues72ReviewofTimeTracking74FINDINGS74INITIALPERFORMANCEASSESSMENT74DISCLOSUREOFPERFORMANCEISSUES75FAILURETOFOLLOWDIRECTIVESAND/ORPOORJUDGMENT76CASEMANAGEMENTISSUES76POWERPOINTPRESENTATIONISSUES77PUBLICRECORDSREQUESTISSUES78ISSUESWITHASSIGNEDCASES78ISSUESREGARDINGFAILURETOUTILIZEINVESTIGATORS80SUPERVISORYISSUES81SUPERVISOR'SPERSPECTIVE81RELEASEOFCONFIDENTIALDRAFTMULTISTATELPSSUBPOENA82NOOUTSIDEINFLUENCETORELAXPROSECUTORIALEFFORTSAGAINSTFORECLOSUREMILLS82DECISIONTOTERMINATE83CONCLUSIONS84CONFIDENTIALINFORMATION84DISTRIBUTIONANDATTESTATION85
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FloridaDepartmentofFinancialServicesOfficeofInspectorGeneral
INQUIRYCONDUCTEDBY
NedLuczynski,InspectorGeneralandTracyJ.Corbitt,DirectorofInvestigations
REFERREDTO
JamesVarnado,InspectorGeneral,FloridaOfficeoftheAttorneyGeneral
REFERENCEDPERSONS
STATUSNAMEPOSITIONAffectedPersons:
JuneClarksonFormerAssistantAttorneyGeneral,FortLauderdale,FloridaOfficeoftheAttorney_GeneralTheresaEdwardsFormerAssistantAttorneyGeneral,FortLauderdale,FloridaOfficeoftheAttorneyGeneral
YEARSDATEOFSTATUSNAMEw/OAG
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INTERVIEWPOSITIONWitnesses:
TrishConners259/21/11AssociateDeputyAttorneyGeneral,Tallahassee,FloridaOfficeoftheAttorneyGeneralAmaDouglas
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10/11/11SeniorFinancialInvestigator,DivisionofEconomicCrimes,FortLauderdale,FloridaOfficeoftheAttorneyGeneralJoeGentili411/10/11AssistantAttorneyGeneral,DivisionofEconomicCrimes,FortLauderdale,FloridaOfficeoftheAttorneyGeneralRobertJulian
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10/19/11FormerChief-AssistantAttorneyGeneral,DivisionofEconomicCrimes,FortLauderdale,FloridaOfficeoftheAttorneyGeneralRichardLawson9mos.9/14/11Director,DivisionofEconomicCrimes,Tallahassee,FloridaOfficeoftheAttorneyGeneralJerryLockwood149/14/11ChiefofInvestigations,DivisionofEconomicCrimes,Jacksonville,FloridaOfficeoftheAttorn~yGeneralCarlosMuniz9mos.9/19/11DeputyAttorneyGeneral/ChiefofStaff,Tallahassee,FloridaOfficeoftheAttorneyGeneralRebeccaWoolever2.910/13/11FinancialInvestigator,DivisionofEconomicCrimes,Tallahassee,FloridaOfficeoftheAttorneyGeneral
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