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May 1, 2005One Comment

DAVID CARTWRIGHT, serving as the “Chief outside real estate counsel” to the LAUSD while working with the politically powerful law firm of O’Melveny & Myers, describes how he charted the course as “part of a project team that was specifically created to start knocking down the barriers to school construction.” He states emphatically, “And when […]

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April 1, 2005One Comment

Featuring ROGER CARRICK, former Special Legal Counsel to the LAUSD Inspector General and a member of the District Attorney’s Ad Hoc Task Force on the Belmont corruption investigation. CARRICK responds to video clips of Full Disclosure Network® interview with D. A. Steve Cooley where he denies that investigators presented a “draft indictment” or named names […]

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January 19, 2005No Comments

Los Angeles, CA In late December 2004 the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) began demolishing approximately one third of the new and never occupied Belmont High School campus which has cost taxpayers $238 million to build with another $110 million for partial demolition and reconstruction. The demolition of Belmont went virtually unnoticed by the Los Angeles […]

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August 17, 2004One Comment

Los Angeles, CA. District Attorney Steve Cooley and officials of the Los Angeles Unified School District are still covering up criminal behavior and dangerous conditions, according to Ed Scott, a former member of the D.A.’s Belmont Task Force investigation of the ongoing Belmont High School construction project. Scott pointed out that although his name and […]

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July 29, 2004One Comment

According to Dominic Shambra, former Director of Planning and Development for the Los Angeles Unified School District, there was no competitive bidding for the Belmont Learning Center contract. “It was a request for proposal and it wasn’t one that asked for a bid.” In this Part 1 of a 2 part interview, Shambra told FULL […]

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February 29, 2004One Comment

NON-VOTER APPROVED PUBLIC INDEBTEDNESS known as Certificates of Participation were used to finance the Belmont High School project which included a private retail infrastructure costing approximately $13 to $25 million, according to ANTHONY PATCHETT who said that investors were also not advised of the environmental problems or costs of remediation.

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December 5, 2003One Comment

Los Angeles, CA. While serving as Inspector General of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Don Mullinax was responsible for the comprehensive Belmont Learning Center investigation and audit report. Under his direction, the Inspector General’s Office produced volumes of reports and audits of the LAUSD. The Inspector General made a number of referrals to District […]

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December 5, 2003One Comment

Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Chief Executive for Facilities/Operations Jim McConnell explained the scope of the proposed $3.8 billion bond measure proposed for the March 2004 ballot and the $8 billion expansion program for the school district. When asked about declining birth rates in Los Angeles, Mr. McConnell pointed out that expansion plans are […]

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