Thursday, April 08, 2010

NM FOG, Modrall, APS

Submitted as an object lesson in "open government" in New Mexico.

APS has a favorite law firm. Until recently, the husband of an APS Board Member was actually President of the firm. I suspect, they both made a great deal of money off litigation on behalf of the leadership of the APS.

Their litigation budget is unlimited. They spend so much money on litigation, their insurer raised their premiums for that specific reason. Premiums are paid by taxpayers.

The NM FOG recently awarded
APS Supt Winston Brooks
award for "open government"
though APS is renowned for its
obfuscation of public records requests.

If you ask him for a candid,
forthright and honest accounting of
the spending at 6400 Uptown Blvd,
he will stonewall you.

If you ask him for a candid, forthright and honest explanation why he has not surrendered evidence of felony criminal misconduct involving senior APS administrators, to the District Attorney's Office, he will stonewall you.

If you ask Brooks for an candid, forthright and honest disclosure of the tax dollars APS has funneled to Modrall Law Firm over the last ten years or so, he will stonewall you.

If you submit a request to APS for a public record that shows how much money the Modrall Law Firm, link, makes off of the Albuquerque Public Schools, it will not be surrendered, in violation of the NM Inspection of Public Records Act.

If you report the violation to the
NM Foundation for Open Government
you will get no help what so ever.

Sitting on the Board of Directors of NM FOG,
a Modrall lawyer and two APS Board Members.

photo Mark Bralley

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