The RHATT Pack Watch
Today is Friday, March 1st, Day 310 of the Rhatt Pack Watch.
Welcome to White Springs, Florida’s Dirty Little Secret, quite possibly the Home of the Most investigated Municipality in the History of the State of Florida. At one time or another, most people and entities make honest mistakes. Some go essentially unnoticed and some incur investigations and usually corrections are made and everyone moves forward. At other times, inappropriate actions are taken intentionally. These incur investigations with consequences.
It appears during the reign of the Ratt, White Springs has become part of more investigations, both criminal and civil, than any other government entity, whether County, Municipal or Special Districts. As you know, all levels of government have multiple Agencies with investigative and law enforcement powers. That is except White Springs where the Red-face Ratt, his “Gang of Thugs” members Mindless “Have a 4th Grader Splain it to me” Tanja and the illegal alien Suck-up “Mini-Me Despot” Lofty and the “Out of Towner” Lapdog “Just keep paying me” Tebow have destroyed the Town’s entire infrastructure, including the Police Department. Notwithstanding the White Springs dilemma, the County, the State and the Federal Governments all have the ability to initiate and conduct investigations and when and if wrong doing is determined, they have the resources to prosecute and convict officials involved in Public Corruption.
At the low end of the spectrum, you may recall the vast number of ethics violations, too numerous to be addressed individually, committed by the Ratt, Suck-up, the Lapdog, “Cousin” Pam and more. Some ethics investigations have been resolved; some are ongoing; and more continue to be filed with the Ethics Commission.
When news of the LOFT fund violations reached the Florida Department of Transportation officials, staff were assigned to look into the abuses and their extent. These efforts continued including referrals to the office of the Auditor General and the Department of Revenue. Almost in parallel, the Florida Department of Revenue, the Agency responsible for the collection of all State Revenues and their distribution, also became aware of the White Springs violation of the Statutes. The Department of Revenue has a tremendous amount of leverage. It can and does suspend LOFT revenue payments to offending entities, requires full repayment and if malfeasance is determined, pursues prosecutions of the offending parties.
White Springs has exceptional exposure, as does “Cousin” Ken regarding his negligent audits and patently incorrect opinions. But what do you expect? He’s a “Cousin”.
Recently the Florida Joint Legislative Audit Committee has been looking into White Springs violations of Statute accounting requirements for the accounting of LOFT funds and their uses. If their investigation determines the violations were intentional, they make referrals for prosecution as well as other actions by the Department of Revenue. Since the Florida Attorney General’s Office became involved, it has been tracking several Agency investigations and their recommendations for action. At this point in time, it’s likely that several dozen investigators are scouring information sources in preparation for actions in White Springs.
Of course, Florida Agencies are not the only ones interested in White Springs’ wholesale disregard for laws, the Federal Government is also on the case. The US Department of Agriculture, Rural Development Division, provided the Grant to White Springs for its two emergency vehicles. Since these vehicles are not being used in accordance with the terms of the Grant Agreement, the Department has assigned investigators. When word of embezzlement and use of public funds and assets reached the Internal Revenue Service, apparently several agents were assigned to review the abuses by all White Springs’ staff. It’s likely that they may experience in depth audits in the foreseeable future.
Have fun! And last but not the least is the US Federal Bureau of Investigation. They’re all over the Ratt and the “Cousins” and have been for months regarding a host of illicit undertakings, including nepotism, pedophilia, nepiophilia, ephebophilia, drugs, bribes, fraud and other corrupt activities. You can help by contacting the FBI office in Jacksonville (904) 248-7000 with any information you may have.