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    VIRGIN ISLANDS GOVERNMENT: MAFOLIEGATE SCANDAL - WHY ISN'T GOVERNOR JOHN P. DEJONGH, JR IN JAIL? PT2

     

    “Corruption, and particularly governmental corruption, undermines our most basic responsibilities. It robs us of resources to invest in our students and teachers, in our hospitals and health clinics, to meet the needs of those with special needs, to fix pot holes and provide the essentials to improve everyday living. Even more importantly, it shakes the confidence and faith of the people that we were elected to serve.  Public corruption is the most selfish act that one can commit.”

     

    -Governor John P. deJongh, Jr., 2008 State of the Territory Address

     

     

    JUST ADDED:  Link to contract signed by Governor John P. deJongh, Jr. approving his use of over HALF-A-MILLION dollars in public money to enhance his private residence. He signs this contract without any legislative authority to redirect public money for his own personal use.  Also note that his Attorney General signs/approve contract for "legal sufficiency" when he had no legal authority to redirect Virgin Islands lawmakers appropriation of public funds.  See for yourself the evidence of the lawlessness that have allowed the Governor of the United States Virgin Islands to enrich himself.  The U.S. Department of Interior Inspector General audit says that all contracts in the MAFOLIEGATE SCANDAL are INVALID.

     

    The people of the Virgin Islands awaits President Obama public call for the resignation of Governor John P. deJongh, Jr.

     

    http://www.legvi.org/GovHouseSecDocuments2/FSICA%20Subpoena%20documents/Agencies'%20Transactions/Property%20&%20Procurement%20files/Construction%20Contract%209-8-08.PDF

     

    THIS iRPORT HAS BEEN UPDATED TO SHOW THE COMPARISON OF PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT VIRGIN ISLANDS GOV. JOHN P. DEJONGH, JR. (D) HAS BEEN RECEIVING FROM THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION IN NOT PURSUING AND INSISTING THAT HE RESIGN FOR HIS MISUSE OF HALF-A-MILLION DOLLARS IN PUBLIC FUNDS. NEW INFORMATION HAS BEEN ADDED TO SHOW THAT IN 2004 CONNECTICUT GOV. JOHN G. ROWLAND (R) RESIGNED HIS OFFICE AFTER FACING FAR LESSER  ALLEGATIONS OF RECEIVING GIFTS FROM A MAJOR STATE CONTRACTOR.

     

    THIS iREPORT HAS BEEN UPDATED WITH AUDIO FROM AN OCTOBER 2009 RADIO INTERVIEW ON VIRGIN ISLANDS RADIO STATION 1620 AM.  GOVERNOR DEJONGH PROVIDES CONVINCING EVIDENCE AGAINST HIMSELF REGARDING HIS MISUSE OF HALF-MILLION-DOLLARS IN PUBLIC FUNDS.  PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO PUBLIC STATEMENTS MADE BY THE GOVERNOR, THEN REVIEW WHAT THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR INSPECTOR GENERAL HAD TO SAY 3 MONTHS (JANUARY 2010) AFTER THE GOVERNOR'S RADIO INTERVIEW.

     

    WHY IS UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS GOVERNOR JOHN P. DEJONGH, JR STILL A FREE MAN, FREE TO TERRORIZE THE PEOPLE OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS?

     

    Here is what the U.S. Department of the Interior Inspector General, Mary L. Kendall, had to say about Governor deJongh in Report No. VI-IS-VIS-0004-2009 dated January 19, 2010 "Security Improvements At Governor of the Virgin Islands Private Residence".

     

    ADDEDhttp://www.doioig.gov/images/stories/reports/pdf/2010-I-0008.pdf

     

    "During the summer of 2009, we received requests to review the funding of security improvements begun in 2007 at the Virgin Islands Governor's private residence.  A Virgin Islands senator and United States enforcement agencies had made a number of allegations that public funds, including federal funds, were improperly used to make the improvements.  In response to these request, we performed an inspection of the use of public funds to pay for the improvements at issue."

     

    "We found that the funds used for the purpose of providing security at your PRIVATE RESIDENCE were set aside for road repairs in the Virgin Islands by the Legislative Branch of Government.  In using those funds, the Executive Branch of Government improperly diverted roughly HALF-A-MILLION DOLLARS of specifically earmarked public funds and usurped the authority of the Legislative Branch of Government.  Under Virgin Islands law, only the Legislature is authorized to determine how public funds should be spent."

     

    "Moreover, these funds were spent without the benefit of a formal security vulnerability assessment"

     

    "According to Virgin Islands law, no officer or employee of the Government can enter into a valid contract before an appropriation is made for that specific purpose.  Since the appropriated funds should never have been used to finance security improvements at the Governor's private residence, all contracts and agreements issued for that purpose are INVALID.  The Virgin Islands Code contains definitive penalties for Government officers or employees who violate the law.  It specifically prohibits the spending of funds for reasons other than intended in a legislative appropriation and specifies penalties for violation, including fines and imprisonment."

     

    "By expending the funds for security improvements, the Executive Branch improperly depleted funds earmarked for much needed road repairs in the Virgin Islands.  Further, the Executive Branch's actions usurped the Legislature's authority to determine how to spend public funds."

     

    "We recommend that the Executive Branch of the Virgin Islands:  Adhere to existing laws regarding the use of public funds, which can only be used for purposes authorized by the Legislative Branch.  Ensure that funds redirected to the Department of Public Works by Act No. 6917 and improperly expended for security improvements at the Governor's private residence be return and used as intended."

     

    The governor of the Virgin Islands has flat out refused to return public funds improperly expended on his private residence until he leaves office in 2014.  He did in fact stick his finger up at the federal government and today he is now threatening to dismiss over 600 government employees because of his theft and mismanagement of public funds.

     

    ADDED:  The Washington Post reported on June 22, 2004, that Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland (R) had resigned after revelation that he had accepted gifts from state contractors and top aides:

     

    "But for the past six months, Connecticut has been consumed by revelations about his acceptance of gifts, and his popularity eroded steadily. Rowland allowed major state contractors and gubernatorial aides to foot the bill for a new $14,000 kitchen, a cathedral ceiling and a $3,600 hot tub at his lakeside summer cottage in Litchfield County. These same friends and associates gave him thousands of dollars' worth of champagne, Cuban cigars and a Mustang convertible."

     

    "Rowland's resignation will not put an end to his personal ordeal, as federal prosecutors continue their investigation."

     

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A57561-2004Jun21.html

     

    ADDED:  See complete inventory of documents subpoenaed by the Virgin Islands 28th Legislature Committee on Financial Services, Infrastructure and Consumer Affairs during its investigation of Governor John P. deJongh, Jr.  Subpoenaed documents will provide evidence of Governor signature on contracts that execute the MAFOLIEGATE SCANDAL:


    http://www.legvi.org/GovHouseSecDocuments2/FSICA%20Subpoena%20documents/

     

    What is ironic about this story is the Governor of the Virgin Islands has misused a half-million dollars in public funds and still remains in office with no call from the Obama Administration for his resignation.

     

    When will President Obama stop ignoring the pleas of the people of the Virgin Islands and bring an end to Governor John P. deJongh, Jr. reign of terror over this U.S. territory?

     

    Nowhere on the mainland will this level of lawlessness be permitted by government officials.

     

    Here is the Governor of the United States Virgin Islands in his own words:

     

    “Of course there are issues of corruption and wrong-doing that must be pursued by the appropriate authority –– be they our inspector general or department of justice –– and we will support them fully in all their efforts.

     

    - Governor John P. deJongh, Jr., 2007 State of the Territory Address

     

    Is the President discriminating against the people of the Virgin Islands by turning a blind eye to the lawlessness of John P. deJongh, Jr?

     

    CNN if there were ever a time the people of the Virgin Islands need you, it's now.

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