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SamTrans 2 sets of Books according to NBC We Investigate

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner, another community, on Feb 11, 2014

Tonight at 11 the follow up report will be aired.
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Last year I asked the Board of Supervisors to Panel a Citizens Oversight Committee when to Whistleblowers were told that the DA's Office didn't have the funds to investigate this type of crime.
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My e-mail to DA Steve Wagstaffe and BOS
Nov 7, 2013
Good morning Steve,
Thank You for your response to my concerns about Kevin Raffaelli's "No Funds" statement to Whistleblower X of SamTran.
I would like to clarify what my concerns were in the first place and why I asked the Board of Supervisors to panel the Citizen Oversight Committee. I have been in communication with the two people who met with Kevin Raffaelli at your office. They both are willing to make the statement under oath that he said your office didn't have the funds for this type of expensive type of investigation. You have been quoted in the PADP as saying "That is made up." I never doubted that was a dishonest statement. In your e-mail to me you don't mention Kevin Raffaelli or his statement.
My concern is that you have a conflict of interest in investigating SamTrans with Mike Scanlon being the CEO. You both are members of Service League of San Mateo County. San Mateo County should refer this investigation to the State, I am also concerned of the time limits for charging these alleged crimes and if we the County are in anyway causing harm to the case by stalling.

I think the BOS should hear from Kevin Raffaelli why he made such a statement. After that decide if this is the type of employee that represents San Mateo County properly. There were 3 people at the interview, 2 of them say he said it, we have not heard from him.......That concerns me.

Thank You for taking the time to look into my concerns and respond to them San Mateo County has not done very well in the past with this type criminal complaint, Conflict of Interest even the slightest appearance should be avoided.


Michael G. Stogner

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Posted by Michael G. Stogner
a resident of another community
on Feb 12, 2014 at 8:24 am

Here is the report.
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Posted by Menlo Voter
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Feb 12, 2014 at 9:18 am

I hope you're not holding your breath waiting for a reply.

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Posted by Michael G. Stogner
a resident of another community
on Feb 12, 2014 at 11:20 am

MV, Not at all this is just one of those let it sink in subjects. Have a Great day.

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Posted by Michael G. Stogner
a resident of another community
on Feb 13, 2014 at 3:25 pm

The PA Daily Post today front page story "Transit agency denies hiding funds. that is good news the other 6 newspapers don't see this as newsworthy.

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Posted by Chris J Smith
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Feb 14, 2014 at 12:19 pm

Maybe it's less 'not newsworthy' and more the sad state of acquiescence to the powerful systemic culture of county wide malfeasance. Whistleblowers and the media outlets that supports them may not fare well behind the scenes when jobs, promotions and contracts come into play. imho

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