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Pacifica KPFA Manager: Incompetence or Malfeasance-Charges By Pacifica Election Supervisor
Incompetence Or Malfeasance?
Les Radke, the Pacifica national election supervisor has charged Concerned Listener CL supporter and KPFA Manager Lemlem Rijio with malfeasance and cover-up in the collection of funds for Pacifica. According to Radke and Lavarn Williams, the interim CFO of Pacifica, Rijio kept the $375,000 check for over a year without depositing it. Also according to Radke the mailbox for collection of funds at WBAI was unpaid and had over $100,000 in it which had not been collected due to the failure to pay the PO the fee.
From: Les Radke
Sent: Jan 1, 2010 11:18 PM
Subject: Re: KPFA Staff: KPFA Open Letter on Budget Reductions
What's peculiar about this is the 'casual' way checks are discarded, and not just small sums. Last year Sherry Gendleman was given a check for $375,000. Why SHE was given the check (I was told it was Dan Siegel's decision, but don't know that first hand), is compounded by the fact that the check was given to Lemlem, who kept it for a year without turning it into the National Office. Credit LaVarn Williams who discovered it in going through the financial books and ordered the check turned over a week ago to Arlene (Pacifica's new ED).
In addition LaVarn discovered that one of the P.O. Box's at WBAI was not being paid, and therefore the mail was being held by the post office. This mail box included pledge money, $100,000, some of which will not be collected because the time on the accounts has expired or the credit limits on the accounts has been reduced. To me, something about this is criminal, not just sloppiness. More on this later.
National Election Supervisor