Saturday, May 28, 2016
State AG Investigating Bid-rigging in St. Johns County School Construction Contracting
Our Florida State Attorney General's Antitrust Division is investigating possible school construction contract bid-rigging. There was only one (1) bid and a 30% price rise on school construction contract for K-8 elementary school for Aberdeen area. There has been no response to 5/27 Open Records requests to St. Johns County School Superintendent JOE JOYNER, School Board lawyer FRANK D. UPCHURCH, III and School Board Chairman PATRICK CANAN. CANAN has not responded to telephone messages. Why?
On the subject of possible bid-rigging -- only one bid received for K-8 elementary school in Aberdeen area, with a 30% price increase -- Sheriff DAVID SHOAR's crony, St. Johns County School Superintendent Dr. JOSEPH JOYNER, Ed. D., conflicted St. Johns County School Board lawyer FRANK D. UPCHURCH, III of UPCHURCH, BAILEY & UPCHURCH and St. Johns County School Board Chairman PATRICK CANAN did not provide ANY documents in response to Open Records requests on May 27, 2016.
School Board Chairman PATRICK CANAN did not respond to telephone messages.
While our School Board and its conflicted attorney relies on the oath of omertà, I am pleased to report that within less than two hours, on the morning of May 27, 2016, Florida Assistant Attorney General Laura Daughtery returned my call and proceeded to call the St. Johns County School Board in a preliminary investigation of possible violations of antitrust laws.
Thank you for working for We, the People.
Meanwhile, our corrupt St. Johns County political machine, headed by Sheriff DAVID SHOAR, endorsed for re-election by School Superintendent JOSEPH JOYNER, is laughing in your face about your right to public records, once again.