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DA finds no criminal misconduct in SamTrans accounting probe

Original post made on Aug 13, 2014

San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe has concluded his office's investigation into allegations of improper accounting practices at the San Mateo County Transit District after finding no evidence of criminal misconduct.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 8:06 AM

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Posted by John
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Aug 13, 2014 at 9:02 am

Accountant-ese. Doubletalk. Here is the unanswered question: Did employees at the transit district steal money by cooking the books or just through sky- high salaries, benefits, overtime and pension-spiking?


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Posted by Extra, extra, read all about it
a resident of another community
on Aug 13, 2014 at 3:00 pm

STOP THE PRESSES, here's some astonishing news, Steve Wagstaff has concluded no wrongdoing by fellow San Mateo county connoisseurs of the pubic trough.

Who would have thought??

Wow, what's next, he clears a cop of wrongdoing?


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Posted by Michael G. Stogner
a resident of another community
on Aug 13, 2014 at 8:25 pm

Michael G. Stogner is a registered user.

Here is Ling La federal case:Web Link


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Posted by Michael G. Stogner
a resident of another community
on Aug 17, 2014 at 1:19 pm

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3 Accountants came forward, Jayme A. Is County Manager John Maltbie's daughter she is confident.

Web Link


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Posted by Michael G. Stogner
a resident of another community
on Aug 17, 2014 at 1:24 pm

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I asked Ling La for a statement regarding District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe's announcement. I didn't see where any reporter in San Mateo County even bothered to ask her for a statement, here it is.

My response to the DA announcement is that this is just a cover up of gross abuse similar to Watergate scandal of Richard Nixon. The audit was not done as a true forensic audit and the auditors do not have ability to see what happened behind the scenes where Karen Antion could have given money to Gigi Harrington via other means. This is the DA's job. If the DA knew that Samtrans has a shady accounting practices, its job is to investigate further. We need to see the true audit findings issued by MGO. As the auditor myself, I know it's difficult to detect the fraud based on documentation. Thus, to discover the embezzlement is to dig into these crooks' bank accounts and personal communication record such as wire tapping.

After all, what do you expect for an audit which was paid by the perpetrators?


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