INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING

For those who don’t know the details how Mayor Kant and Senator Pittman got caught up in BP Fraud, please read the articles attached.

 

Connie “the Hachette” Baggett broke the story wide open with her November 20, 2010 article from al.com.

Senator’s company awarded $639,000 while he supervised grants for boom work

Senator’s company awarded $639,000 while he supervised grants for boom work

Of $1.15 million paid to Fairhope from BP grant funds overseen in part by state Sen. Trip Pittman for oil spill response work, the city awarded Pittmans company $639,000, according to city records reviewed by a Fairhope councilwoman.

Source: blog.al.com/live/2010/11/senators_company_awarded_63900.html

The article deserved an award instead all she got was grief from the Baldwin County officials involved or willing to turn a blind eye to outright criminal activity. The article led to a sequence of events that changed the Baldwin County government for the worse. Retaliation by newly elected commissioners Dorsey and James, who was Pittman’s business partner at the time, resulted in the demotion of the EMA director and firings of the same government officials who were whistle-blowers.  This was the demise of the infrastructure of Baldwin County government and it’s been downhill ever since. These investigations last for years. After the FBI investigation the case went to the white collar crime division of the Alabama Attorney General, special council, Matt Hart. Mr. Hart just CONVICTED the Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard. That complaint and an adjoining complaint to the BP Fraud Division await the day of reckoning

Another interesting article, “Senator Trip Pittman receives subpoena in federal investigation of BP oil spill contract” by Mike Odom for gulfcoastnewstoday.com.

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