My poor friend Jaime... I guess Vince and Claudia gave up their fight and went back to the Shapleigh Campers... they took Jaime with them. You can't blame them, I guess. They're back it with the trolley scam which is, in law enforcement's eyes - a single solitary person's fault. If you know the insiders on this, you know that law enforcement has the whole story as to who directed whom to do what and they ain't pointing at anybody in city purchasing. This is a fact the newspaper and Jaime Abeytia can't seem to comprehend.
So why did Vince and Claudia agree to hold hands with the Shapleigh campers again?
The Shapleigh campers want the city manager out because he didn't fire the police chief over the "black lives matter" issue from after the mass shooting of cops in Dallas. The El Paso Times does whatever Susie Byrd tells them to do these days and she tells them the city manager needs to go.
Vince and Claudia don't like the city manager because they made a power play on his raise and got their asses handed to them. Their blogger, Jaime, just does what he's told.
The new alliance has joined together to lie to you about the fraud that took place when the CRRMA.
You can read the El Paso Times piece HERE.
And you can read Jaime's coordinated piece HERE.
The new revelation comes from CRRMA's carefully planned release of emails. So carefully planned are they that it makes it look like city staff was all in the wrong for this fraud. But that's a lie. There's a gap in the story and city staff have long told anyone who will listen that it was the CRRMA who gave them the new bank routing numbers and told them use those numbers.
The story is now that the CRRMA "alerted" city staff to a double payment! And that "alert" should have sent city staff into Defcon 1. You see, the Shapleigh Camper running the CRRMA caught the fraud, but the city wouldn't listen to him!!!!
The real story is actually pretty damn simple and the rumors around city hall from day one contained this little fact. First, no double payment was ever made. An initial payment was attempted, but the routing number given to city purchasing by the CRRMA was wrong. When this attempt was made, it triggered the normal emails to the people involved saying the payment was submitted (every city vendor knows this process). Shortly after the city purchasing department had submitted payment the bank called. The bank said you got a wrong number, amigo. So the city went back to the CRRMA and asked for the correct number. Somebody gave them the corrected number and the payment was resubmitted... triggering a new set of emails saying they vendor was being paid. The CRRMA employee simply asked why he got two emails saying they were paid He forgot about the routing number snafu, which explain the duplicate payment notice.
Remember - the El Paso Times clearly states that the new emails came from the CRRMA and were not previously submitted in response to their open records requests. I guess someone over at the Shapleigh Campers figured out how to release some, but not all, of the emails. After all, where's the email where the CRRMA corrects the routing number? They (CRRMA) provided the new account information, therefore, they'd be the only ones with the right number.
Let's ask the easiest question here. If city staff were at fault for this, why hasn't city council weighed in heavily on this?
Remember, Rep. Jim Tolbert hates the city manager. Rep. Lily Limon hates the city manager. Rep. Cortney Niland hates the city manager. Rep. Claudia Ordaz-Perez hates the city manager. The mayor doesn't care for the city manager. There are PLENTY of people in a position to be throwing bombs at city staff over this, but they aren't... why? BECAUSE THEY KNOW THE GOD DAMMED TRUTH! They know exactly who is to blame. And I know because their staff members are chatty Kathys.