Friday, April 28, 2006

Coverup at the Cincinnati Empowerment Corporation

From Howard Wilkinson and today's Cincinnati Enquirer: Eve Bolton has been requesting information on Dale Mallory from the Cincinnati Empowerment Corporation.

"Eve Bolton, a Democratic candidate in the 32nd Ohio House District, wants to know what her opponent, Dale Mallory, makes as a consultant for the Cincinnati Empowerment Corp. and what he does to earn it, but said the agency's lawyers have told her she has no right to see the corporation's budget.

Cincinnati Empowerment Corp. is a nonprofit entity set up in 1998 to manage federal Empowerment Zone grants to nine low-income Cincinnati neighborhoods, including seven in the 32nd Ohio House District. Congress has not funded Empowerment Zone grants in the last several budgets; and the last agency budget posted on the corporation's Web site is from 2003."

Eve Bolton isn't the only one looking into the Cincy Empowerment Corp. The CEC has aroused the curiosity of the press and the city administration down at City Hall. The Office of Inspector General of the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development has been notified of irregularities concerning the Cincinnati Empowerment Corporation.

Two weeks ago, Bolton made a request under the Freedom of Information Act asking for copies of its last four annual budgets. Bolton received a letter Wednesday from the corporation's lawyer, Noah J. Stern, saying the Freedom of Information Act did not apply.

"I just want to know what he does for them and for the neighborhoods they are supposed to be helping,'' Bolton said Thursday, standing outside the agency's Avondale office.

The Cincinnati Empowerment Zone must be quite proud of their affiliation with Dale Mallory. They won't even admit for the record if Dale Mallory has ever worked there. The Empowerment Corp is funded solely by taxpayer dollars. As such, taxpayers have a vested interest that this money is spent wisely. If things were done by the book, why the rigmarole, why the delays, why the stonewall?

If I were executive director, I would use the spotlight to tell people the great things I was doing in the community and show them how effective my programs were. Harold Cleveland left the office and ran for the hills at the first sign of fire. He won't comment. He has nothing to say to the public's questions. He is not accountable to the people.

Nobody from the Cincinnati Empowerment Corporation has made an official public statement. They lawyered up at the first instance they could. Here is a short version of the dialogue:

Public: We have some questions.

Cincinnati Empowerment Zone: Everyone is out of the office, we don't know when they will be back. Talk to our lawyers.

Empowerment Zone Lawyers: Sorry folks, parks closed. The moose out front should have told ya.

The Enquirer story closes with the reporter's futile attempt to contact Dale B. Mallory.

"Mallory could not be reached for comment."

And isn't that just a shocker. Dale Mallory won't even comment on his own employment record. And he wants to represent all of us.

It doesn't matter what Noah J. Stern says, this story is just begining. These people are all acting like they have something to hide, and we are gonna find it.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dale and Cleveland in jail.
Who's the husband and who's the wife?

5:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought they had to disclose information to the public, especially in the case of a candidate for public office. I am not familiar with the law though.

All that public money but no public answers. What a shame.

5:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're darned tootin' we're going to find out. I'm sick of getting the lame runaround from people in positions on our tax dollar.

I called up to Columbus around 3:30 today to see if someone could give me an explanation on Dale4Sale's filing with the Ethics Commission.

It was a bit of a wait. The receptionist comes back on the line & tells me I need to speak to Eric Bruce. I ask her to transfer me. Unfortunately, Eric Bruce was away from his desk, but would be back shortly.

This was 3:30, friends. Lunch hour is over. Either he was on coffee break, outside having a tobacco break, or in the stall in the men's conference room, or not wanting to take my call.

Ohio Ethics Commission
Eric Bruce

Gosh, we all need taxpayer funded jobs. Fat paychecks, great benefits, don't have to work, no accountability, no performance anxiety. We should be so lucky.

Anon 6:45, that info the EZ is sitting on is public record & they have no legal right or authorization to withhold it from the public who is funding, er, lining their pockets with money.

Once this is over, we need to go to the Ohio Bar on that crooked EZ attorney. Unethical hound. Another Kenny Lawson!

Deep Throat, somebody, let us know what the game plan is, because I'm in. We need all hands before Tuesday doing something.

I'm sorry I ranted, but I'm really angry, but I approve this message.

6:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anon 7:25
rant on.
this is outrageous.
I'm getting into this too.
Win or lose for Dale4sale on Tuesday, I'm on this till dalw's in jail.

DEAN.....We gave you a Dale4sale recap. Do you see what we see? or are you still a fence sitter?

6:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anon 7:25
rant on.
this is outrageous.
I'm getting into this too.
Win or lose for Dale4sale on Tuesday, I'm on this till dalw's in jail.

DEAN.....We gave you a Dale4sale recap. Do you see what we see? or are you still a fence sitter?

6:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anon 7:31, anon 7:25 here. I'm sick of these political tricksters thinking they can continue to fleece & fool the voters & taxpayers. This isn't Grandpa's politics anymore. Those days are gone.

We're far too smart & have so much info at our fingertips, literally & figuratively, that we are in the position to hold individuals - politicans, not-for-profits, etc., accountable. We've raised the bar on what we will accept & not accept. We must keep pushing to get the truth, get the answers.

I'm sure the Truth Squad Special Forces will put together something & we can launch in full attack mode.

I'm with you - I'm ready to hound Dale all the way to jail, preferably the state joint.

Sorry everyone, I don't mean to get all cranked up here, but what is it these rummies don't understand about "public documents"? I'm angry & I'm not going to sit still for this dumbing down of the general public!

9:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, you people amaze me. You call a governmnet office and you expect a speady return? Ever been to the BMV? Not only that, but you call on a Friday and expect a speedy return? I can't even get my doctor to call me back on a Friday afternoon!

Then, somehow, you connect it all to some crazy conspiracy?

Oh...I get it, you're high...

Oh, and guess what? I'm posting anonymously...spooky isn't it?

10:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon 11:03, could be a conspiracy. News travels very fast in the political world, especially when voters & taxpayers are sniffing out something gone bad. Also, when a "powerful" family has plenty at stake, the orders trickle down to not cooperate.

Either you're in to help out or you're not. If you are, that's great. If not, I'm sure you're lawn needs mowing or something along those lines.

7:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:03, is two weeks wait a 'speedy return' for documents and information?

9:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Trust me, all of the rhetoric and zealousness will subside after May 2nd. Dale Mallory will go back to doing what he has always done, "whatever that is". Why? Because people don't feel they should have to hold politicians accountable. In fact they love and thrive on political intrigue and fiscal irresponsibility. Hell if we did'nt have politicians screwing up, the newspapers would'nt have anything to print!!

When we find out what has been going on at the CEC or EZ, trust me some politician will come out of the woodwork and make it go away. More than likely in this situation it will be Tim Burke. Unless we are willing to put every bit of our energy into getting rid of Tim Burke, who is the real problem, the Dales and other 4sale do nothing polticians will just keep on fleecing the public.

1:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agreed TB must go.
But the Truth Squad will find out about EZ/D4S dirt, even if Eve smokes D4S 5/2/6.
They will not forgive D4S for his sell-out and refusing WECC the vote for 4 months.

1:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's time to make a Truth Squad Accountable List. If the buzzards placed on the list refuse to be held accountable, we'll need to look at ways to get them out of the positions they hold. Lawful ways, mind you. We ain't pulling a Howdy here.

First is Dale4Sale. Timmy B goes on the list, the entire EZ, etc. Think of those who have wronged the taxpayers & they'll get on the list.

It's time for wholesale housecleaning on all these crooks, pimps & whores.

4:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we need to get dale first, the rest come later

2:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agreed D4S is the lowest of the lot.
D4S will be N8's wife in prison.

3:03 AM  
Anonymous The Real Anonymous said...

Contact the City of Cincinnati. They have oversight of the Empowerment Zone. My guess is that this falls under Christ Bortz and Economic Development. They should be able to get any information that you need.

3:17 PM  
Blogger The Dean of Cincinnati said...

Well, looks like you don't need me to pull an FOIA anymore!

5:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It will be interesting to see if Dale actually works there. That would be the first question.

8:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Breaking News:

Orlinda Beatty
several counts of failing to make City Tax returns
Arraignment, 12:30 today, Room A Justice Center

Just another set of dots connected with these crooks.

8:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More Breaking News from the Courts:

Howdy Beatty can't get a decent break, no matter how hard he tries. Neither can his incompetent defense counsel.

A hearing is scheduled for Thursday at 9:30 in Judge Nadel's Court Room. This case has every indication that Judge Nick is going to preside. "Nick the Nails" won't put up with any baloney & will keep this moving along.

Howdy couldn't have a better Judge to ensure he receives his just deserves. Ditto for Lawson.

9:07 AM  
Anonymous Jimmy Carter said...

What is with these clowns and not paying taxes? It is bad enough that they all feed at the government trough.

They have no problem taking tax dollars, but they are above paying taxes themselves.

9:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just discovered this blog a few weeks ago and am watching this development with much interest. I've been wondering for over a year just when a spotlight would be shined on what's going on (or NOT going on) at the CEC and it seems like it's finally happened.

Keep asking questions...the truth is out there.

9:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is how this stuff plays out:
Howard Beatty of course does some time. Orlinda Beatty pays her tax liability, Dale Mallory loses, Eve Bolton wins the house, Dave Pepper wins the Commissioners seat and as a favor to the Mallory's for Mark's endorsement, David Pepper makes the Empowerment Zone stuff go away for ...guess who? You guessed it "TIM BURKE"

9:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anybody plan to attend the CEC's next board meeting on Wednesday? They're open to the public and you're free to ask any questions you'd like. They usually meet at the Avondale Pride Center, but this month it's at the CEC office. And I hear it's taking place at noon instead of after 5 like they usually are. You should probably call the office to verify the time, though.

12:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon 1:25, this sounds like a splendid idea. Thanks for the advanced notice. I think the Truth Squad & their supporters & researchers need to pack this meeting. I've got it marked on my calendar.

Avondale Pride Center? Heads up: everything you have in your car, stuff it in the trunk or leave it at home. I'm talking everything here. Make sure the lugs are extra tight on your rims. If you can take the wiper blades off, do that. Don't circle around the block several times looking for the place. The drug boys will pounce on you.

6:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Court House update on Orlinda Beatty:

Pre-trial is scheduled for 6/1/06 9AM, Room 264.

Defense Counsel: Guess Who??? Yeah, it's Lawson.

Make a note for the CEC meeting. Like Jimmy Carter said, she's sucking off the taxpayers, but isn't paying her city taxes. Makes one wonder what else she's got her fingers into.

6:56 PM  
Anonymous Let it Rain said...

It is raining on election day. That is always good news. Couple that with the fact that the Buzz is telling everyone to ask for the ticket with Ken Blackwell on it and you have a situation where the sacred Mallory name is vulnerable.

Dale just ran a campaign without any speeches, statements or public apperances since he was shred to pieces on Newsmakers. The sad fact is he may still win by cashing in on the family name.

6:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I visited about 1/2 dozen polling places this morning.
The Eve workers were motivated volenteers. The Dale workers were were mostly there for the money. Dale gets turnout either from Crossroad cool-aiders or paying the Junebug crackheads.

9:03 AM  
Anonymous The Kaiser Soze said...

People from Crossroads are working the polls for Dale Mallory. CityLink has been running his campaign for quite some time. If he makes it to Columbus he will immediately go to the highest bidder.

10:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Personal coverage of 22 polling places and two friends in 12 others, the 34 places, 87 precincts represented shows Eve supporters everywhere and energized, upbeat compared to the other guy. Pepper and Dumas are nose to grindstone with respectful
professional campaigns. Trying not to be absorbed in the dale4sale nastiness which is surface polite with nerve on edge mean tempered. Depending on what's holding dale's hand is how he blows today. mt. Airy mafia is taking shots at anyone and eeryone with threats and cruel comments but no one is paying attention. Mallory for Citizens was replaced with the loathed Mallory for Ourselves. Have to hire friends now, pretty soon have to hire people to be family members.

11:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They paid some college kid to work the poll I was at. Mallory has to pay everyone.

11:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eve's got volunteers out in droves! This morning, I was outside a Clifton polling place with an Eve worker & a Dale is Done worker. A college kid who's changed his major 70-11 times.

I asked where the party is tonite & he claimed he didn't know. I figured he was lying.

During the Noon hour out in College Hill, the people were rolling in rather steady - no Dale is Done people, but a very motivated Eve supporter. Judging by voters' body English in accepting lit, these College Hill people are pro-Eve, pro-Pepper. I might add, the polling place serves a huge percentage of Black voters. It's good to see they're paying attention to the message & what Eve will do for them, rather than voting for da Bro & da Sista.

Good luck, everyone. Wrap your best thoughts & prayers around this Election. Regardless, we're going after Dale is Done.

2:05 PM  
Anonymous Jimmy Carter said...

I voted at one place and then checked out another. When I voted I was the only voter in the building. The other place I checked out had little activity.

They aren't kidding when they say that motivating your base is key to winning. Plenty of people could have voted today and very few did.

6:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was at a College Hill location with 2 motivated Eve volenteers.
There was one paid D4S thug.
The thug only out gave out lit to black folks and he was surly.
The Eve folks were friendly and won over many voters. They passed out Eve lit to everyone.

6:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crap. I wanted a democrat for the 32nd seat.

2:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

During the 4 to 7 shift in Clifton yesterday, 2 Dale4Sale thugs drove up around 6:30 in a crack beater car, got out, in black suits & black Oakleys. One white, one black. Trying to be Al Capone/Blues Brothers or some ancient crap like that. Real wise guy attitudes. A Chandra supporter confronted them about EZ, Genesis & Howdy. The Black dude laughed it off & told the White Chandra supporter he didn't have the real facts, that what he was saying was rumors & bulls$%t.

That's OK. Those clowns were $10 a day Mallory Rent-a-Thugs. We're not finished with Dale4Sale. We've just started.

8:46 AM  
Anonymous hate livingston said...

The Mallory name is a sure thing. Nothing you punk ass whities can do about it

1:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Familiar Mark and Dale attitude to insinuate caucasian versus african american when people do not trust them just make it a race issue. The two whitest blackmen in sinsinnati cry foul when they are the ones on short end of stick. The election did not end lack of trust or looking at the back of junior's buildings or other Mallory facilities. How many 'mayor nights' does Junebug get special conferences during any day any time at city hall and does he have to sign in like the others?

2:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 3:10. Lay off the juice.

3:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"You may not be done with Dale, but the voters are done with you. Take a hint, you lost."

Granted, Eve lost by a very slim margin; D4S certainly didn't pull a landslide. However, this gives the Truth Squad & their supporters plenty of motivation & a bit of time to put D4S on the down slide.

He's done & so are you, move along Loser 1:40. Your boy won't make the cut in November.

3:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did anybody attend the CEC board meeting yesterday as suggested by Anon 1:25? Just curious as to how it went.

9:04 AM  

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