Entries in fraud (2)

Friday
Mar042011

EVS, the "Ever Vindictive Sheepdog" Steps in his own Shit

My friend Debbie Schlussel, dropped a bombshell  a couple of hours ago.  Almost a month ago, ICE agents began tipping DS off that ICE Director of Intelligence James M. Woosley (not to be confused with the former CIA Director James M. Woolsey, a good guy) was suddenly removed from his position.

Debbie writes that , I wish I’d posted something about it, but I couldn’t get anyone to talk beyond that it was regarding some alleged fraud, and I needed more information.  I probably should have posted it as a question, as today, the net is filled with the story of a probe into Woosley.  He apparently helped his Palestinian Jordanian Muslim intelligence analyst, Ahmed Adil Abdallat, submit falsified and bogus travel expenses in exchange for a cut of the cash.  The greedy Woosley was already making more than $200,000 a year in travel and benefits, including a government car.  But I guess that wasn’t enough, so it’s better to sell out America and help Abdallat rip-off American taxpayers (that’s what Muslims call, “halal money,” or permitted money ‘cuz it’s great to rip off infidels).  Yup, it’s better to help this Muslim employee launder the money to his fellow Palestinians to fund who knows what terrorist attacks.

Debbie also  reportsI am told that Ebbley a/k/a Mr. Silliman then hired another ICE intelligence unit buddy to be his number two in Bay St. Louis, a past frequent commenter on this site, “EverVigilantSheepdog/EVS,” who outed himself as Kyle Barnette, when another ICE agent figured him out.

Debbie does an excellent job on her blog every single day.  She has hundreds of thousands of regular readers all over the world.  If yourre not one of them, you need to be.  Make sure you go to her site often, because she posts new and interesting stories throughout the day and night!

I know that many regular readers of this site are very familiar with the infamous Kyle Barnette, aka Ever Vigilant Sheepdog, aka EVS. I have posted a response concerning EVS on her site

Tuesday
Jan182011

⍟ Feds Ride the Gravy Train from Work to Home ⍟

It’s a federal retirement plan that’s even better than the official federal retirement plan, a taxpayer-funded program for disabled government workers. But it’s a gravy train that could be brought to an abrupt halt very soon.

The program, the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act [FECA], which the government launched in 1916, is supposed to cover lost wages for federal employees who suffer on-the-job injuries.

But many federal workers stay on the program for decades, well into their retirement. Those federal workers on disability can get nearly 75% of their salary tax-free for the rest of their life if they have one dependent, with annual cost of living adjustments.

Federal workers now make over 30% more than their counterparts in the private sector.  The greatest cost associated with most agencies is salaries and benefits. Over the years I watched what is called "grade creep" increase the pay of federal workers.

An agency would review the duties of a class of employees, justify to OPM that the grade should be increased and their pay would go up. The increased pay grade of employees would influence a higher grade for managers. If an agency had a similar type of employee paid more than at another agency eventually someone would find out and seek to match that pay level.

There is often a lot of creative writing about the "increased complexity" of employee duties and the actual percentage of time spent doing them. I observed this during thirty year federal employment .  The primary motive for upgrading non management employees was to increase the grade levels of the management positions.

The federal bureaucracy is at least 30% over staffed. Now is the time for Congress to get serious about reducing the federal work force with an across the board hiring freeze. Hundreds of thousands of federal workers will be retiring in the next five years.  STOP THE HIRING NOW.