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City scandal: Call in the FBI

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Written by Richard Thomas.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation should be called in by our district attorney and local governmental authorities to investigate Don Eric Buie and all allegations surrounding his tenure at ADICA and, if appropriate, go back as far as Albany Tomorrow Inc.

By allowing the FBI to investigate this matter, the district attorney and local authorities will assuage most concerns of conflict, and the FBI will give the investigation independence needed to thoroughly investigate all of the matters involving Don Eric Buie.

In order for the FBI to investigate this matter, violation of federal law has to be alleged. The allegations against Don Eric Buie do involve possible violations of federal law, particularly bank fraud, and particular attention drawn to a six-month prison sentence in 1994 for falsifying a federal mortgage application.

If Mr. Buie issued, tendered, negotiated or otherwise used a bank to perpetuate any illegal activity, federal banking laws may have been violated.

If Mr. Buie wired any money or instructed any person or entity to wire transfer and money, federal laws may have been violated.

If Mr. Buie used the mail service to mail or perpetrate any fraud, federal laws may have been violated.

If Mr. Buie used the telephone, fax machine or e-mail to perpetrate any fraud, federal laws may have been violated.

If Mr. Buie crossed state lines to perpetrate any fraud, federal laws may have been violated.

If Mr. Buie committed a crime involving any combination of the above infractions, Mr. Buie may have violated RICO statutes, the same statutes the government routinely uses to prosecute organized crime.

I have full confidence in our district attorney, Greg Edwards, and his staff. Yet this matter involves too many local persons, personalities and the possibility of the wielding of too much local power. Let the FBI investigate this matter so that as many questions as possible can be answered. A simple phone call to the local U.S. attorney will get the matter started.

As an aside, a simple phone call to every citizen’s city commissioner to rescind the standing bond issue order is also our only hope to avert further financial mismanagement and potential fraud that may ensue should these taxpayer funds be prematurely disbursed.

Written by Richard Thomas.

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