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Here we go....and sources close to law enforcement tell us that investigators are now digging into the legal billing and books over at BISD?
And we all go....ewwwww?
At the front end of the investigation is BISD Attorney Melody Chappell and her band of merry men that have racked up millions of dollars in attorney's fees that have raised the eyebrows of investigators. According to a well placed source in law enforcement, they tell us that "an extensive look into the billing practices of the BISD law firm has begun including billing hours, expenses, travel and reimbursement into school district travel and travel policy." The sources further go on to say that BISD is now in the top three districts in the state of Texas for billing from outside law firms.
And we all go.....ewwwww?
According to the sources the investigation will expand to contractors that have associated themselves with the district and individual legal contracts between the BISD lawyers and other attorneys from the Houston Area.
The source tell us also that serious consideration is now being given to including the state bar of Texas and having information obtained over to the state bar for their review.
Well, many have said it and we have as well. There is more to all of this. There are some questions who on the board got individual legal advice, illegal meetings while having dinner which was exposed, money that was transferred from accounts into legal accounts, travel and etc. In fact, we have noticed that the watchdog group on FACEBOOK that has been the focus factor for the movement in Southeast Texas - has well documented the billing issues.
Meaning? Well if they can do it....the investigators can surely do it also?
We are not saying that Melody Chappell and crew did anything wrong - but we are saying they better have their billing correct and their payments correct.
Well let's just not go there yet.
Dr. C Looking For A Good Attorney / Name Dropped
The Southeast Texas Political Review has learned that Dr. Tim Chargous has been advised to seek "legal counsel" regarding the mismanagement of the Beaumont ISD by school district officials. According to three sources inside BISD - Chargous has been advised he will need a civil and criminal lawyer.
"I overheard a conversation where the super was told he needed to get some legal counsel fast after the letter was given to the district and public. Also after the announcement was given regarding the new district attorney. He was told to get a civil and criminal lawyer onboard," said a source inside BISD.
Another told us : "I heard the same thing. Tim needs to start looking for an attorney. You cannot have all of this mismanagement of money and resources and not know about it. I would say that I think there are going to be some issues he needs to address. Maybe even an exit package," said the well placed source.
And finally - one with direct contact inside the BISD told us : "Yes. I would say that Dr. Chargous needs to plan for what is coming. I think he is not the only one. Some board members and even the district's attorney might need to counsel with someone at this point. I think that as the investigation moves forward and the TEA moves forward he will have to admit that as the process moves forward he is going to need some serious legal help."
Well, we agree. It is time for some good legal advice for Dr. C and maybe his "cabinet" that there has to be someone inside that knows what is going on. That much money, that many contracts, that many misdeeds cannot go unseen or unheard.
As well, LULAC has a presser on Wednesday and they are going to ask for Dr. Chargous's resignation. And frankly it is not a matter of his resignation - it is now a matter of when. The state of Texas IS COMING to take over the district. They have to as there is no money, there are numerous criminal investigations and frankly the taxpayers deserve it.
On a second note this morning - the Southeast Texas Political Review has learned that long time hard core educator and money man Leroy Saleme has been interviewed and is being considered by TEA as the point person to come in and run the district. Saleme has extensive ties to the area and is well respected by TEA, the Governor, State Board of Education and other leaders in Texas. Saleme is know for his no holds bar in working with districts and fixing them. And he is one of the MOST HONEST men around in the school district world.
We tried to contact a source very close to Saleme who gave a "no comment" when asked if the Austin Whispers were true.
As well, we have been told it is now a matter of days before TEA comes in officially - as they have already been in the area and have teams ready to go.
As we have said before - they are doing it right and help is on the way. And finally we said good! No....great!
Facebook Site Creates Controversy
Well....it seems we are not the only kids on the block that create controversy - expect we are conservative. Now a liberal hard hitting and frankly quite funny on some issues - FACEBOOK site has arrived. It is called "Beaumont Texas - We Suck" or "Beaumont Texas - We're Number 2". And it has garnered the attention of the news media and politicos - as its writer continues to blast everything in sight - including us here at the Review.
Now we mentioned this site last week - and it popped a few people on its like list - however many who are viewing it according to traffic reports on FACEBOOK seem to be watching it for their name to pop up during this election season.
Here is your bookmark : https://www.facebook.com/pages/Beaumont-Texas/264980510238794
So you don't have FB and you want to see what we are talking about? Okay...here is a sample of the giggles :
And there are a ton of other posts with some really funny - and not so funny quips - however it has been interesting to listen to the politicos now running scared about being in the gun barrel by this ANON writer who is rather talented.
"This hurts Beaumont - it really does. When people Google Beaumont this site comes up. It is not fair because Beaumont isn't that bad. Is it? Really is it?" - Asked one politico to the Review.
Our answer is YES - it is that bad. Corruption, Crime, High Taxes, a Courthouse out of control, cops caught lying and keeping their jobs, a Sheriff who seemingly has allowed his department to get out of control. A Beaumont City Council that wants to screw other business owners but create a WATERPARK and not tax the Hotel while the other hotels have to pay high taxes? COME ON!!!
It is only when the public finally gets guts and starts up sites like this one - to gig business people, the media, politicos, and elected officials is when the question is finally answered? IS BEAUMONT THAT BAD?
Answer : UH YES?
So folks in the media and political world - get your thick skin on - here comes the newest blog spreading the fun to ALL!
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