Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Is Harold Cleveland in Law School?



Has anyone in the media asked Harold Cleveland point blank if he is indeed a full time law student? The guy makes around 130k a year plus benefits, and he is never in the office when you call. His benefits package and expense account are enormous. One source told me that if you are lucky enough to get an audience with the pope, he will only meet with you over lunch at the University club. It would be nice to see how many highbrow lunches we are paying for.

The Cincinnati Empowerment Zone isn't a "direct service" organization. In English, that means don't perform any of the services, they are a flow through organization. They might pay for a job-training program, but they don’t do the job training. What they do is give away money. The CEC pays an exorbitant amount in salaries and administrative expenses. They pay the better part of a million dollars to staff every year just to give away tax dollars.

And with all that administrative cost, they still aren't very good at what they do. According to published reports, the CEC is delinquent on over 80% of their loans. What the hell are we paying for, other than Harold Cleveland's law degree? Not to say his law degree won't come in handy in keeping his ass out of the big house. At least he made appropriate preparations. His Boy Scout troop leader would be proud.

10 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think the law school issue has been proven one way or the other. That could help explain the shitty job he is doing though. Being a full time law student would take a lot out of you.

1:23 PM  
Anonymous The Whip said...

Wow, you even have sources. You are one muckraking crusader.

3:25 PM  
Blogger Deep Throat said...

I do have sources mister. I am not sure how you would confirm that Cleveland is a full time law student though. Thank you for your time Mr. Whip.

4:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The word is a "northern KY" law school. I think that means Chase.
Road trip!!!!
Let's go there and ask around.
Cleveland's real tall and hard to miss in a crowd.

7:47 PM  
Anonymous watchdog. said...

I honestly don't get the point of this post. Is it good or bad if he is a full time law student. What if he is part time? Why is the picture of him small? Is Willie Cunnigham in commercial driving classes? I don't know, but it deserves a post in this blog.

This blog is all over the board.

10:18 PM  
Blogger Deep Throat said...

Fair questions Mr. Watchdog, this blog is all over the board, but that is the nature of blogs.

If Cleveland ran a great operation, he would be commended for being a full time law student and making the balancing act. It isn't the fact that he is in law school; it is the fact that his agency has squandered literally millions of dollars.

Salary plus benefits this guy probably makes 150k, and the loans are all delinquent. Call his office and he isn't there. Is he in law school? I don't know, but I want too. I have heard some stories of egregious spending with little results. I hope to document them soon. It probably doesn’t matter that he is a full time law student, but I can’t see it helping him either.

12:45 AM  
Blogger Deep Throat said...

I apologize for his picture being too small. I wanted a side by side.

Personally, I wouldn't mind if Willie tried to get his CDL. I would care if he squandered millions of public funds. And if he was squandering public funds I wouldn't be happy if he took time away from his job to get his CDL.

In the end you have a point. It isn’t about the law degree or Willie’s CDL, it is about the misuse of tax dollars. Still, it doesn’t look good that he is going to law school while his agency has lost all it’s bearing.

12:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If he is a full time law student he wouldn't be able to put in a 40+ hour work week as CEO of the CEC. I could see where this could affect his performance. Something did

1:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If he is a full time law student he wouldn't be able to put in a 40+ hour work week as CEO of the CEC. I could see where this could affect his performance. Something did

You hit the nail on the head with this. So then one would have to question whether or not he is working a 40+ hour week - and as CEO, I think we all know 40 hours is the bare minimum. Of course, there there may not be enough active programs at CEC for him to work a 40 hour week. Something worth looking into, I'd think.

1:29 PM  
Blogger Deep Throat said...

I agree with 2:29 and 2:52. I highly doubt that Harlod Cleveland documents his office hours, and if he did they probably have few controls and could be fabricated. It would be interesting to know if the rumors are true.

6:39 PM  

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