Friday, February 22, 2008

Matt H dumps invoices on local medai & Project On Government Oversight (POGO) Blog: Whistleblower Documents Web Site Ordered to Shut Down

UPDATED below:

Matt H has released a ton of insights to the local media about bogus spending at the Housing Authority.
Pittsburgh Hoagie: All meat no filler: "Part of my story"
If he had come to me, I might have given him this tip. And, still to this day, he could take those documents and post them there. As it stands now, a copy of things just gets flipped before the TV camera. Put em up for all to see.
Wikileaks - Wikileaks: "Wikileaks"
In other, similar news, just hitting elsewhere, we learn of this:

The Project On Government Oversight (POGO) Blog: Whistleblower Documents Web Site Ordered to Shut Down: "Wikileaks is openly defying a California federal court, which granted a permanent injunction last Friday ordering the site to shut down. Swiss company Bank Julius Baer sought the injunction to prevent the site from posting what it claims are stolen documents provided by a disgruntled former employee. The Court also ordered Wikileaks to stop displaying or distributing the documents, which allegedly show the bank’s involvement in money laundering and tax evasion in the Cayman Islands. Wikileaks believes the orders violate the First Amendment and vows to appeal."

Update on Friday, a response by Mayor Ravenstahl.

Why does the reporter say that Pat Ford and Mayor are "asking questions." Those two are the ones who should be giving answers. They are the one's who have the power to watch the spending, day-in-and-day-out. They should NOT be asking questions. Those two should be held accountable.


Matt H said...

So are you doubting the documents?

Obviously Chairman of the board Pat Ford saw the documents and made mention of the 500+ documents that were presented to him. If there were any doubts to the validity of the documents Ford wouldn't have admitted the wrongs in the documents.

Mark Rauterkus said...

No, I do NOT doubt the documents. But, I don't see them either. And, they could bring much additional value to the cause if they had (are) released in a system such as others have already done.

You might have been able to -- or others there might still -- release insights while still on the job without being 'caught.'

BTW, Ford's ethics are down the drain. If he is on the board at that agency and he is clueless -- he should be moved to the private sector ASAP.

Matt H said...

Ravenstahl's response to my story.