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  • Special Report to Congress OIG Corporation for National and Community Service (Walpin's Report)

    06/18/2009 3:15:26 PM PDT · by dervish · 17 replies · 872+ views
    (p. 26) The decision by the Corporation and the U.S. Attorney to cut out OIG and agree to this Settlement Agreement was injurious to the Federal government as a whole and specifically to the Corporation and the hard-working and dedicated staff of the Office of Inspector General. First, the settlement sends the signal that acceptance of a grantee or its principal as “responsible” can be purchased in a monetary settlement, overriding all evidence of wrongdoing previously found to warrant a suspension, without the presentation of any contradicting evidence. Settlement Agreements are supposed to settle the liability of the grantee and...
  • Malkin: The Comeuppance of Creepy Obama Crony Kevin Johnson

    10/15/2015 1:38:02 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | October 16, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    The fit finally hit the shan for Sacramento mayor and former NBA star Kevin Johnson. His latest troubles are a stark reminder of the despicable White House role in railroading a vigilant government watchdog who red-flagged Johnson's corruption years ago. Sports fans buzzed last week after ESPN shelved a documentary celebrating Johnson's efforts to keep the Sacramento Kings basketball team in his city. The public relations disaster came at the hands of the weekly Sacramento News & Review, which has published damning reports all year long on Johnson's use of public resources for personal gain — along with sports website...
  • EDITORIAL: Obama team honors Walpin-gate transgressor

    06/11/2010 1:22:07 PM PDT · by opentalk · 4 replies · 316+ views
    Only in the Obama administration would a public official sanctioned for a form of malfeasance be honored as a speaker by the same organization that sanctioned him. It helps, of course, when he is a self-proclaimed Friend of the First Couple. It also doesn't hurt that the administration already found it politically convenient to fire the inspector general, Gerald Walpin, who blew the whistle on his misdeeds.Still, the public should consider it a brazen affront for this administration to feature Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson as a key speaker at a major conference sponsored later this month by the Corporation for...
  • Walpin Is Cleared

    11/24/2009 5:54:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 62 replies · 3,315+ views ^ | November 24, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Oversight: After an unjust firing and campaign of character assassination, the former AmeriCorps inspector general has been cleared of acting improperly. Now where does he go to get his job and reputation back? On June 10, Gerald Walpin was fired with one hour's notice as the watchdog of AmeriCorps in violation of a federal law requiring Congress to be given a heads-up 30 days in advance. He then fell victim to a campaign of character assassination. When pressed for a reason for the sudden and improper dismissal of a federal watchdog, the White House responded with a letter to Sens....
  • The Smearing of Gerald Walpin

    06/18/2009 5:43:26 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 19 replies · 1,677+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 19, 2009 | Investor's Business Daily
    Oversight: If the White House really believes that AmeriCorps' inspector general was "confused" and "disoriented," how about open congressional hearings where the American people can see for themselves?The storm that erupted after the firing with one hour's notice of Gerald Walpin, the inspector general overseeing AmeriCorps, has not died down. Pressed for an explanation as to the reasons for the firing and why the law requiring Congress to be given notice and reasons 30 days in advance was not followed, the White House has resorted to old-time Chicago-style political smears.
  • Allies of official fired by Obama mount defense

    06/24/2009 10:11:28 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies · 1,221+ views
    The Hill ^ | June 24, 2009 | Susan Crabtree
    Allies and former colleagues of Gerald Walpin, the inspector general for the Corporation for National and Community Service fired by President Obama, are mounting an aggressive defense of his integrity and competency. A bipartisan group of 145 current and former public officials, U.S. attorneys and legal scholars signed a letter vouching for his competency. The June 23 letter was sent to White House Counsel Gregory Craig, as well as the chairmen and ranking members of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, the Senate Finance Committee and the House Government Oversight panel. “We have known Gerald Walpin as a...
  • Breaking: IG Fired by Obama Wants Congressional Hearing on His Case

    06/22/2009 2:48:23 PM PDT · by BP2 · 124 replies · 7,643+ views ^ | Mon, June 22, 2009 | Fred Lucas
    President Barack Obama (AP Photo) ( – The ousted inspector general who reported that his office found misuse of AmeriCorps funds granted to a charity run by a political ally of President Barack Obama sees an assault on the institution of government watchdogs, noting that besides himself, the inspectors general in both the Treasury Department and the International Trade Commission (ITC) have faced reported hurdles in doing their jobs. He says he wants Congress to hold a hearing on his firing. “I certainly don’t know the facts about any of the other IGs. But I don’t think you can find in the history of IGs such an administration attack on...
  • Mayor Kevin Johnson (Sacramento) Investigated by FBI

    06/17/2009 11:05:10 PM PDT · by Diver Dave · 33 replies · 2,514+ views ^ | June 17, 2009
    SACRAMENTO (AP) ― The FBI is investigating allegations that an executive at a nonprofit founded by Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson obstructed a federal inquiry into the group's spending practices. The revelation comes two months after Johnson and his nonprofit, St. HOPE Academy, agreed to repay nearly $424,000 in federal grants to settle an investigation into whether the group misused federal money. Acting U.S. Attorney Lawrence G. Brown said he asked the FBI's Sacramento division to determine whether e-mails written by Johnson were deleted during the earlier investigation.
  • Seeking Answers on IG Firing, Sen. Grassley Asks About Possible Role of First Lady's Office

    06/15/2009 9:34:21 AM PDT · by Big_Monkey · 24 replies · 1,359+ views
    ABC News - Political Punch ^ | June 15, 2009 | Jake Tapper
    In an email and fax sent late Friday, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, demanded that Alan D. Solomont, the chairman of the Corporation for National and Community Service, provide "any and all records, email, memoranda, documents, communications, or other information, whether in draft or final form" related to President Obama's firing of CNCS Inspector General Gerald Walpin. Walpin had investigated Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson's community service organization, St. HOPE Academy, which confessed to misusing AmeriCORPS grants. In April of this year, St. HOPE Academy agreed to pay a $423,836.50 settlement -- $72,836.50 of which would be paid personally by Mayor Johnson....