• Kathleen Tahilramani

    I know for an absolute fact that any report to the County’s Fraud Hotline is provided directly to County Counsel and if they know or figure out the name of the reporting party, the repercussions will be swift and very harmful. I would NEVER use the fraud hotline. Don’t trust it for a second, County Counsel will use it as a avenue to blackball anyone they determine to be the reporting individual. Nothing about the Fraud Hotline is intended to be a vehicle to determine wrongdoing – it is an effective early detection system for the County BOS and County Counsel to identify and quash any person who dares to speak up and reveal information regarding potential fraud or wrongdoing. If you want to keep your County job – the BOS and CC message is: shut-up and do what you are told and make it happen. If you get thrown under the bus for following orders that were improper = too bad, too sad – it’s now on you to be the poster child representing the latest County staffer to get rolled in order to protect the higher up’s. And that is what the County calls “servant leadership”.

  • David Zenger

    A political witch hunt? Really Tom? That audit treated you with kid gloves. And Peter Hughes gave you so much time to not repsond that you were able to skedaddle with no political repercussions.

    Your purchase of the derelict building at 433 W. Civic Center for a OC sports hall of fame using 12D funds should have landed you in Theo Lacy. Tom? Tom?

    Notwithstanding Daly’s petulant payback, it’s time to recognize that the Board itself has turned the Internal Audit function into a instrument that can be used, or misused, either through commission or omission.

    At this point it hardly needs to said that turning over any investigation of fraud or corruption to the Board’s lawyers for whitewash and sanitizing is a really bad idea.