Friday, March 11, 2016

Schools to Sue for $$$

This is one way to fun schools we suppose - sue the people running them into the ground:
  • Chicago Public Schools on Thursday filed a civil complaint seeking $65 million in damages and civil penalties from former CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett and others accused in a kickback scheme involving the district.

    The 10-count complaint names Byrd-Bennett, Gary Solomon, Thomas Vranas, SUPES Academy and Synesi and was filed in Cook County Circuit Court. It includes allegations of civil [conspiracy], breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract and unjust enrichment, the district said.

    “With scarce resources, staff furloughs and painful budget cuts, CPS is keeping a close watch on every dollar,” CPS CEO Forrest Claypool said in a statement. “Barbara Byrd-Bennett and her co-conspirators knew the District's dire straits and still concocted this scheme to divert needed resources away from classrooms and line their own pockets. So today CPS took action in Cook County court to go after the $65 million in damages and civil penalties that our children are entitled to receive. With serious budget challenges facing the district, we'll continue to fight for every dollar our children deserve.”

    Byrd-Bennett resigned last year amid a federal probe into a no-bid contract awarded to one of her former employers, SUPES Academy. She pleaded guilty last year to charges that she steered the no-bid contract worth more than $23 million to two education consulting firms in exchange for cash kickbacks and a consulting job. She faces over seven years in prison.
Of course, it would have made more sense to have check BBB's background and seen her shady past dealings in other cities. And following where all the money disappeared to might be enlightening in many ways - who made quid pro quo contributions and such.

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22 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can we sue CPS for a shitty education?

3/11/2016 12:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bullshit.

Media orchestrated smoke screen by Rahm al-Ghoul
to deflect from his absolute failure to do
due diligence before he hired 3B...

Same bullshit with McLawEnforcementGypsy...

Rahm was in the sixth of seven heavens when
the interviews took THIS likely turn:

"Fuck those Teachers/Cops... I can help you shed
head count, save you money and run bullshit in the press
to keep the public in the dark on what's going on and
keep them so pissed-off at the Teachers/Cops that you
can run the table on them AND their unions."

>Rahm grinnin' like The Grinch at the stroke of midnight on
Christmas mornin'<

And what really strains credulity is the likelihood of 3B
NOT having anywhere near $65 Million in recoverable assets
just laying around for Rahm al-Ghoul to vacuum up.

Shit...
Since everybody is in a litigious mood and what not,
can we hang Crime King Shorty, the then sitting members of the
City Council and Pension Board for the theft from and criminal
under-funding of our Pension Fund?

Miriam Santos as a witness for the prosecution?

It can't POSSIBLY be any crazier than the misdirection
Rahm is actively engaging in with going after 3B.

Just sayin'...

"We don't understand why you Cops are so pissed-off
for no good reason! Public Servants shouldn't act
the way you guys are acting! It's that B-L-O-G, isn't it?"

3/11/2016 12:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a brilliant idea!

Even if it only gets the money from her other pension$$$ and suck them dry so the rest of her short miserable life she eats nothing more than beans and dry bread.

Then let's do the same with Richie Daley, Blago....

3/11/2016 01:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Politicians tell the bull shit story about how the City is broke because of the Pensions,We'll when you give your friends no bid contracts,Thats running a City with blank checks.

3/11/2016 01:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's called the "keep lawyers fully employed and wealthy act". Win or loose there will be lots of lawyers involved on both sides of the suit and they don't work for free.

3/11/2016 03:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She was bribed with 'cash ands a consulting job'. Look at the second part of that bribe, a consulting job. How many politicians and police brass have you heard taking "consulting jobs"?

They are thieves. They are just criminals.

3/11/2016 05:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some of the things CPS does is a complete mystery. One of them is not going after the $457K stolen by a tech coordinator (Roberto Tirado) who authorities say was killed in Mexico, yet, no body was ever found, neither as the $457K, and Tirdao's wife still lives in their house which is way out of her income bracket.

Here's the story:

https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/still-more-questions-in-case-of-deceased-cps-worker-who-stole-school-funds/9b20301b-4d94-42d3-80ce-14f5c0002a19

3/11/2016 05:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They need to do this to former Mayor Daley.

3/11/2016 06:17:00 AM  
Blogger SpankDaddy said...

They will collect a dollar and fiddy cent.

3/11/2016 07:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Absolutely, Sue the Felon Bitch! In one article on this woman, it stated that when she gets out of prison, she will receive over $100,000 a year in pension from the various school systems she ripped off. Make her pay and cut her-off of public money, especially pension money.

3/11/2016 07:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It will be a wash after they deduct the lawyer fees.

3/11/2016 07:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Back ground check of BBB past made her a prime candidate for the job as so many others before her. Rahm knows who and how to pick these thieves much like himself.

3/11/2016 07:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Breach of fiduciary duty? Would that be anything like failing to shore up pension funds or to fix failing infrastructure while spending exorbitantly on projects that the city is not obligated to fund?

3/11/2016 08:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Using the old children theme, nothing new here!

3/11/2016 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why isn't Rahm named in the lawsuit,he hired her knowing about her background.

3/11/2016 09:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is all the money. Sweet heart deals.

3/11/2016 10:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

like they will really recover the money! First rahms hand picked comptroller taking millions, now her , the head of this is rahm and he really needs to resign in disgrace! But no in the clinton mold he keeps spending, does not pay his bills (how is the pension for police?), buying billions in new rail-cars, millions hundreds on millions for depaul more new hotels (The payoff please), but cannot or most likely refuses to pay the bills due! Now we can read here how Americans have finally figured out the free trade agreements made by the elected have decimated this country, ruined the economy and jobs all because the politicians are bought and owned!

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/03/11/pat-caddell-the-american-people-have-figured-out-theyve-been-screwed-by-free-trade/

3/11/2016 12:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And just like the Mcdonald shooting Rahm knew nothing. Even though he picked her and praised her. Politicians are a cancer!

3/11/2016 01:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why are the companies that paid the Krag ck backs still doing business with CPS?

3/11/2016 03:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For the children???.. Shit do that thing that a majority of states do--- offer a voucher so you can send your kids to private school.

3/11/2016 03:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe she can get aid and assistance for Calypso Louie and the spaceship crew. Afterall, Barbara Byrd Bennett is a MGT that received her "X" years ago as Barbara 39X. Not sure of the number but her X was in the thirties.

3/12/2016 11:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Claypool should be very careful with this, I think the CTA/Ventra scam he was in charge of should be looked at too

3/13/2016 11:42:00 AM  

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