Wednesday, May 18, 2011

HOLLYWOOD HARPER??? BDO Alto .3

Senator ILM




Lenny Harper



"BDO Alto"




"The Plot Thickens"




BDO Alto was commissioned in September 2009. This was an independent report that had nothing to do with Wiltshire



Wiltshire Haven 1 was commissioned in November 2008 with the suspension of 

Graham Power



Wiltshire Operation Blast was commissioned in June 2009 by Senator ILM with the alleged holding of police files on states members




All 3 Reports were released by the Minister of Home Affairs in May 2010



No one meant to ask any questions



NOW WE ARE





How is it that BDO Alto are quoting from Lenny Harpers Wiltshire Statement when all the reports were released on the same day into the public domain? Have  Wiltshire Police Force been sharing confidential witness statements with a Jersey Financial Audit Firm? This plot is going beyond Disney it real is.  Are we now to believe that the Chief Constable of Wiltshire gave classified information that was exempt from the UK Freedom of Information Law to  BDO Alto?




Lenny Harper is asking for answers and frankly who could blame him;  As can been seen below BDO Alto are clearly quoting Lenny Harpers Wiltshire Statement. How have they done this? If there is any need for clarification surly they contact Lenny Harper.




What if someone didn't want Lenny Harper involved?




Remember Wiltshire exempt from "FOI" & Highly Confidential ( in the uk )




In Jersey (Totally Cavalier) AKA  ( lawless )






" In Mr Harpers statement to Wiltshire Police he notes that several meeting took place with the Home Affairs ( during the course of the Investigation) but that he has never asked for detailed forecasting of costs. This contradicts with our discussions with the Finance and Administration Manager at Home Affairs." 

" Mr Harper also notes in his Statement that Home Affairs queried certain expenses , such as the Australia trip , but that they were always happy with the explanation given."


Then on Page 21 we have:


" There was failure to implement a number of ACPO policies relating to management  of MIR, impacting effectiveness and management of resources. Mr Harper has previously noted in a statement to Wiltshire Constabulary in April 2009 that, in his opinion, the ACPO standards of investigation do not normally apply to SOJP because SOJP is not a Home Office force" 




Here is the Email to BDO Alto;




----- Forwarded Message ----

From: Lenny Harper 

To: client.services@bdo.je

Sent: Tuesday, 17 May, 2011 22:55:58

Subject: BDO Report on Operation Rectangle



Dear Sir /Madam,

I am the former Deputy Chief Officer of the States of Jersey Police and I was the Senior Investigating Officer on 'Operation Rectangle.'  I made most of the decisions regarding the use of resources on that operation.  I have, in the past week, become aware that Mr Ian Le Marquand, the Home Affairs Minister, commissioned you to examine the use of resources during the operation and that you submitted a report which was critical of my decisions.  I am somewhat surprised that you felt able to do this without even contacting me to ask me a single question about the rationale for my decisions.  Accordingly you have made assumptions which are totally incorrect and factually inaccurate.  If you had contacted me I would have given you the information which would have prevented you from being so wide of the mark. 

 

Mr Le Marquand states that he had no say in the decision not to interview me.  He actually states that he remained independent.  I presume you were working to a terms of reference and I would be grateful if you would tell me who composed your TOR, and if these included a specific instruction not to speak to me.  It seems most strange that a reputable firm of accountants (which I presume you are) would compile a report passing judgement on the decisions on how to use resources without even speaking to the person who made those decisions.  This is not a matter of hindsight, (although the hideous inaccuracies within your report are highlighted by hindsight) but a matter of commonsense.  It would seem obvious for a report to have any integrity or credibility then the lead player should be consulted.

 

Another, perhaps even more serious matter, is that in several places in your report, you quote from a statement which I made to Wiltshire Police.  This statement was made on a confidential basis to Wiltshire, for one purpose only, and that was a disciplinary investigation into another senior police officer.  I was given an assurance that no one else would have access to it.  You have quoted from it and thereby raise issues of Data Protection.  Furthermore, on at least one occasion you have quoted incorrectly from it.  The whole interview was tape recorded and you havequoted me as saying something at variance with what was actually said.  Before deciding whether to take matters further with the Data Protection Commissioner I would like to know how you accessed my statement to Wiltshire and why you quoted it in a report which had nothing to do with the original purpose for which it was made.

 

I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Leonard Harper




I  believe this Email says it all. 



Now we come to Wiltshire and their Chief Constable Brian Moore.   Obviously Wiltshire have a very big part to play in this.  A major problem for  Wiltshire is that when they handed "Haven" over in November 2009 they had basically lost control of it. 


Here is Lenny Harpers email to Wiltshire;  



I was recently interviewed by your staff and made a statement in relation to a Disciplinary investigation carried out by your force under your personal supervision, into Mr Graham Power QPM, the former Chief Officer of the States of Jersey Police.  Your officers refused me a copy of my statement at the time and told me that it was being made for one purpose and one purpose only, it would be used for nothing else, and that no one else would be given a copy.  I have recently learned that a copy of my statement was given to a company called BDO, a jersey firm of accountants, who were compiling a report separate from your own enquiry.  My belief is that they were given this statement by someone in the Jersey government.  However, this has been denied by the Home Affairs Minister there who states that it must have been yourselves who handed the statement over.  I have a long experience of untruths told by the Jersey government but of course have to seek clarification from you.  I would be grateful if you would tell me if indeed you, or a member of your force, handed my statement to this company in direct contravention of the assurances I was given.  Furthermore, I would be grateful if you would now supply me with a copy of the statement which I made to your officers.  Thank You.

 

Lenny Harper




 Now we come to Home Affairs Minister Ian Le Marquand.  Just how big was his role in the setting up of the BDO Report? One thing  for certain his memory is not to good on this issue.  



He did Commission it along with SAV

 


Let us now look at the exchange now between Lenny Harper and ILM;




-----Original Message-----

From: Lenny Harper 

Sent: Thursday, May 12, 2011 1:59 PM

To: Ian Le Marquand

Subject: BDO and my Wiltshire Statement




Dear Mr Le Marquand;

 

I have recently become aware of the BDO report which seems to criticise my use of resources during the Historic Abuse Investigation.  Bizarrely, no one from BDO has ever attempted to contact me to ask me anything at all about my decisions during my use of resources.  Not only does this cast huge doubt on the validity and credibility of the report, but it goes a long way towards explaining the factual errors and wrong assumptions endemic in the report.  Can you shed any light on how a report about the use of resources during a criminal investigation failed to even contact the person responsible for the use of those resources?

 

I notice that in the report BDO also quote from my Wiltshire statement. On a least one occasion they quote incorrectly from it.  When I made this statement I was refused a copy and I made it only on condition that it was used solely for the discipline investigation into Graham Power.  Wiltshire made this quite clear.  This binding agreement appears to have been ignored and Data Protection issues arise.  Can you please inform me who authorised the release of my statement and the breach of the agreement as to its use, who it is that is quoting it in the BDO report, and what action you will take in respect of the breach of the conditions under which I made the statement.

 

Finally, in the light of the errors in the report concerning what was said by me in the statement, will you now reconsider your decision not to make it public in order that the truth can be revealed.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Leonard Harper





From: Ian Le Marquand

To: Lenny Harper 

Sent: Tuesday, 17 May, 2011 18:52:51

Subject: RE: BDO and my Wiltshire Statement




Dear Mr. Harper, I am sorry to be slow in replying to you on this.

 

I was not involved in the arrangements for the production of either the Wiltshire Financial report or the BDO Alto report for the simple reason that both of these had to be independant reports. You will be well aware as to why I had to remain independent in relation to the disciplinary reports concerning Mr. Power. However, it may help you if I explain the origins of the BDO Alto report. There had been, by the time I became Minister for Home Affairs in December 2008, considerable criticism of the handling of financial matters in relation to the Haut de la Garenne investigation. That criticism was not only of the States of Jersey Police but also of the Home Affairs Department including Mr. Austin-Vautier who was the relevant accounting officer. I, therefore, decided to commission an independent report in relation to the financial handling. That report ran in parallel with the Wiltshire investigation. However, I had to remain separate from it so that my independence was retained. 

 

I know that there was some liaison between BDO Alto and the Wiltshire Police but I do not know what form that took. If the section from your statement which is contained in the BDO Alto report is also quoted in the Financial report then it is very likely that BDO Alto obtained access to the Wiltshire Report directly from the Wiltshire Police. I would be very surprised if the Wiltshire Police showed your statement to BDO Alto.     

 

I have checked the position with Mr. Austin-Vautier and he does not know the answer because he also had to remain separate from the production of the report although he has a similar recollection that there was some liaison between the two.

 

The BDO Alto report was always intended to be shared with other States Members and it was always likely that it would be made public in some form.

 

I do not think that any of this makes any difference to my decision that it would not be appropriate to publish your statement even in a redacted form.

 

Yours sincerely, Ian Le Marquand.




From: Lenny Harper

To: Ian Le Marquand

Sent: Tuesday, 17 May, 2011 21:57:52

Subject: Re: BDO and my Wiltshire Statement



Dear Mr Le Marquand,

 

Thank you very much for your reply.  I fully understand that you had to remain independent from the BDO report.  If I understand you correctly, you commissioned the BDO report then took a back seat.  Presumably then, someone else would have drawn up their terms of reference including giving some guidelines as to who they should seek to obtain information from.  It would stand to reason that once you commissioned the report then you would have had to delegate responsibility for setting the TOR etc., to someone else.  I imagine however, you would have given them some guidelines as to what the remit should be and where they should seek information. (I should emphasise I see nothing wrong with that.)  I would be grateful therefore if you could tell me who set the terms of reference for BDO and if they were told not to contact me, or indeed, if when commissioning the report you expected that I, as the person making the decisions on the use of the resources, would be interviewed.  There does seem to be a gap between you commissioning the report and them starting work and deciding what enquiries they should make.  I presume they were given some guidance.

 

As for the question of who gave BDO access to my statement to Wiltshire I will, in the light of your helpful comments, take that up with the Chief Constable of Wiltshire and will let you know of the outcome.

 

I note your comments about your continued position of not releasing my statement.  Whilst I strongly disagree with your position I do of course respect the fact that it is your decision to make.  I will apply to Wiltshire for a copy of the document.

 

Thank you for your assistance.

 

Lenny Harper




From: Ian Le Marquand

To: Lenny Harper 

Sent: Wednesday, 18 May, 2011 11:02:40

Subject: RE: BDO and my Wiltshire Statement


Dear Mr. Harper, I will have to make enquiries on the issue of the terms of reference. I would expect that I would have been involved in setting these. There may now be a delay in my responding to you on this point because I shall be going on holiday for two weeks from Friday lunchtime and have many things to do before then. Ian Le M.   





So, let us just look at what ILM is saying Below. There was liaison between BDO and the Wiltshire Police.  What?  What was Wiltshire doing? Can this be right. I thought it was all confidential. Has a Police Disciplinary Investigation ever shared information with anybody else that has nothing to do with them? I find this just staggering.  No wander there was never any hearings I believe we are looking at a complete shambles.  



"I know that there was some liaison between BDO Alto and the Wiltshire Police but I do not know what form that took. If the section from your statement which is contained in the BDO Alto report is also quoted in the Financial report then it is very likely that BDO Alto obtained access to the Wiltshire Report directly from the Wiltshire Police. I would be very surprised if the Wiltshire Police showed your statement to BDO Alto."  




Working hard for the Truth. 



We, at the Voice are working hard.



Rico Sorda




49 comments:

Anonymous said...

After reading these emails Ian Le Marquand should be going on a very long holiday courtesy of her Majesty the Queen. This is dynamite stuff that proves beyond doubt Lenny has been done up like a Kipper. If it wasn't ILM that gave BDO Lenny's statement - who else could it be besides wiltshire? What kind of credibility can you give to the BDO/ALTO report when they didn't interview Lenny? This is all one big stitch up and the media must be part of it.

voiceforchildren said...

Rico.


I was just watching the interview with Mr. Harper HERE and he says that the MET gave Wiltshire statements, web addresses and menu's concerning the expenses. A question that must be asked is "did BDO contact, or interview, the MET as part of their report/investigation?"

In the interview Mr. Harper tells us that the MET's contribution "demolishes" the tripe put out by Ian Le Marquand, the media and co. So with that said, one could assume, that the MET's contribution would also demolish the BDO report!

Anonymous said...

Le Marquand.

Enjoy your two weeks holiday.

And relax.

As if you can....

With this bolt out of the blue!?

Anonymous said...

All the way through this sorry mess created by ILM he has not answered a question with a straight answer but Graham Power and Lenny Harper have answered every question put to them. Who do you think you are kidding Mr. Le Marquand?

Ex-Senator Stuart Syvret said...

Rico

This is just staggering.

Ian Le Marquand - a man plainly out-of his depth - and totally lost.

The Jersey oligarchy - imploding.

Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.

And this is just the start.

Stuart.

Anonymous said...

Well done again Rico.

What else can you pull out of your hat Rico.

Jersey must not be shafted internationally.

Ian Evans said...

Hey VFC, Stuart, Rico & Co, "ALL" Lenny Harper's interviews in ONE GO care of a mutual friend who wishes (through his humbleness) to remain anonymous :)

rico sorda said...

Stuart

Look what a little bit of investigative work can do

Where are the msm

rs

rico sorda said...

"I would expect that I would have been involved in setting these."

What? I expect!!

He is getting caught out. Wiltshire, Napier, The Met Report

They are lawless and im very worried about a COI

rs

Anonymous said...

"I will have to make enquiries on the issue of the terms of reference. I would expect that I would have been involved in setting these. There may now be a delay in my responding to you on this point because I shall be going on holiday for two weeks from Friday lunchtime and have many things to do before then. Ian Le M."

WHAT!!!!, doesn't he know? This is completely contrary to his previous assertion that they had to be 'independant' (sic) reports and that 'I was not involved in the arrangements for the production of either the Wiltshire Financial report or the BDO Alto report'. Surely the TOR are integral to the 'arrangements' of writing the report! This man (idiot) beggars belief! Once again his position is totally untenable and yet still he remains.

Where are the MSM in all of this? Where is the outrage?

Apathy rules again.

'This is the way the world ends, this is the way the world ends, this is the way the world ends... not with a bang but a whimper'

Anonymous said...

Cynical head on:

How far in advance has this two week holiday been planned? Rather convenient if you ask me.

Also, one wonders if Mr Le Marquand will be hoping that this gets forgotten about in the meantime?

The Beano is not the Rag

Anonymous said...

This was in ILM's consideration, a big report, the one used to highlight financial failings, yet he is not quite sure if he he was involved in setting the TOR, surely he could have easily verified that by running a search on all his documents.

Sounds like convenient wording, whilst some await copies of the Wiltshire/BDO letters that LH will be expecting, so ILM can reflect his story erm.. Keeping his options open.

Good timing though, just as he is off on holiday!!!

Anonymous said...

Ian Le Marquand is lost. Only he does not realise yet.
I now view things read in the JEP against the Rico Benchmark.

A COI has a lot to measure up to.

The Rico benchmark is something the JEP should aspire too. Not only do we get evidence (important evidence)documented at no charge also an opportunity to comment.

Anonymous said...

Makes you wonder if the confidencial quotes and information used in the award winnining CTV report on "Lavish Life Style Of A Top Cop", were also "past over to them" from Wiltshire, BDO Alta, or our Government....

Or should all three be included in this award for good investigive journalism?!

rico sorda said...

I have no doubt ILM is going on holiday. My advice to him would be to have a very good rest as it will be all here when he gets back. My plan is to email all states members and the press and so they know what is going on. I will be asking Andy Sibcy from the JEP who wrote the original article as can be seen on "Hollywood Harper" what he makes of it. I have also uncovered some more stuff.

All I ask is that you spread the word. Tell all your friends about the blogs and the work we are doing. Email your states members and ask them to do something. We should be very afraid of the damage this ruling elite are doing to our beautiful Island.

ILM was caught out a long time ago. He is a maverick and a puppet.

He is not alone in the Jersey Child Abuse Cover-up

It disgusts me

Along side his name you can place about 85% of the States Chamber

Silence is just as deadly as their actions

Morally and Socially finished

rs

Ex-Senator Stuart Syvret said...

Rico

You know, one of the things that's most profoundly disturbing about this situation - that is deeply worrying for the future of this community - is what the response of 90% of States members would be to these facts - even if they could be persuaded to read the evidence.

If a carefully collated dossier of all the evidence revealed by you, VFC and me - accompanied by a clear narrative explanation - was given to those States members - even if they could be forced to read it all - it wouldn't make a scrap of difference to them.

They would carry on contemptuously giggling, sneering, groaning, making sarcastic remarks - and supporting the oligarchy position.

Even though the evidenced facts show that Jersey's public authorities engaged in a wide-spread conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

Moreover - did so in a matter as profound as decades of concealed child abuse.

In other jurisdictions - of course some politicians can be found who are as equally ethically bankrupt. Some of them, too, would wish to support cover-ups of scandals.

But those people are at least intelligent enough to know "when the game is up".

They know when a scandal has crossed that boundary from being concealable - into the territory where it can't be concealed, but can be spun - then ultimately into the territory when the cause of the concealment is lost, and the scandal must be faced up to - the consequences taken on the chin - and sacrifices and changes made.

The Jersey Child Abuse Disaster was - long ago - into that third phase.

But the Jersey oligarchs and their vassals are just too foolish and stupid to see it.

That's the 'calibre' of Jersey's government:

A parliament largely comprised of ignorant and inadequate individuals - most of who, in a real political environment, wouldn't rise above village fayer committee level - still believing they exist in some feudal realm of centuries ago, when facts didn't matter - the mere will of the Sénieur was enough to generate it own dominating "reality".

God protect Jersey from these people.

Stuart

Anonymous said...

So let me get this right, because I'm a little confused and I'd appreciate it if someone could clarify that I'm reading the situation correctly;

In his email of the 17th May, Ian Le Marquand makes a firm denial to Lenny Harper of any involvement in "the arrangement for the production of" BDO.

Later that same day Lenny Harper responds by email, pressing Le Marquand to reveal exactly who was involved in setting the BDO terms of reference.

In his emailed reply of the following day, 18th May, Ian Le Marquand now decides he needs to make enquiries about this because he 'expects' that he would have been involved?!

Anonymous said...

Can someone please tell me what "BDO Alto" stands for? Ta

Anonymous said...

Anonymous, no need to be confused. That is exactly how I interpreted his replies. I could have understood the inconsistency if the e mails had been months apart, but they were minutes after the other. It makes you wonder... I am still waiting for even an acknowledgment from BDO. Lenny Harper

Anonymous said...

Lenny have you had a reply to your email from Wiltshire?

Anonymous said...

I have read this twice now, but just pasted this onto my Kindle, I need to listen to it a few times for it to sink in, the whole thing is completly bonkers. I read it and them my brain wants to reject what I have just read.

Its one of the most important blog postings you have ever done Rico, of that I am sure. Thank you so much for all the hard work you do. XXXX

ps Blogger keeps signing me out, but its me Zoompad. I am sometimes able to use my Google ID then it goes again, I am sick of it.

Anonymous said...

All about BDO

GeeGee said...

Just when you wonder if it can get any more farcical, it does!

What a conveniently timed holiday Mr Le Marquand. Time to think up some more lame lies and excuses methinks.

As Stuart so rightly says on his blog 'Oh what tangled webs we weave...'

Voiceforchildren said...

Zoompad

This demonstrates just how easy it is to do, and begs the question, why can none of our discredited media do it? The truth is easy to get, it takes no time at all.

Although I believe the RTA should bestow an award on Rico for this posting. They gave CTV an award for cut and pasting from the fast becoming "discredited" BDO Report which tells only one small side of this story IMO. Rico has done the exact same thing but has added balance by giving us the other side of the story. Now the discredited media have the other side of the story all they have to do is cut and paste it, in the interest of fairness and balance, then they have another potential award winning article. The question is "will they?"..................don't hold your breath, if the discredited media, BDO, Wiltshire or Ian Le Marquand were interested in Lenny Harper's side of the story, they would have asked him.......Just like Rico has

Anonymous said...

ILM cant remember if he was involved in the TOR;s (Bit like Napier)nor SAV, "I have checked the position with Mr. Austin-Vautier and he does not know the answer because he also had to remain separate from the production of the report although he has a similar recollection that there was some liaison between the two"

They have been caught out (again) with this one.

Anonymous said...

Le Marquand you are up to your neck in it.

Anonymous said...

The staff officer to Brian Moore, the Chief Constable of Wilstshire, has replied to say she has passed it on to Mr Moore for him to deal with. Lenny Harper

Anonymous said...

Sent to Kaley Crossthwaite today. ( Partner Forensic Accounting )BDO.

Found under section - Key Contacts.

Office Address:
55 Baker Street
London
W1U 7EU
Telephone:
020 7893 3548
Fax:
020 7487 3686

http://www.bdo.uk.com/about-us
-----------------------------------------

Dear Ms Crossthwaite,

Your company or a branch of BDO, are getting plenty of publicity in Jersey regarding a report commissioned by Mr Ian Le Marquand a Minister in the States of Jersey.

Could you please inform me as to who wrote and agreed the Terms of Reference for the report.

The Wiltshire police furnished BDO Alto with information. Can you please supply the names of the officers on the Wiltshire investigation who did so.

Why did BDO not interview a Mr Harper, who would have provided important answers as he was the principle figure named in the report.

As he was not interviewed, therefore leaving gaping holes in the report,in your view is the report now deemed fatally flawed.

As the report may be useless,and as a taxpayer can we have a part or full refund of the £64,000 paid to BDO Alto.

As a high level partner in the firm Ms Crossthwaite, I await your response keenly.

With regards,

rico sorda said...

Hi Lenny

Thanks for the update. Seeing as its you asking the questions im sure Brian Moore will be getting back to you.

Anonymous

Great email lets hope more people do it

rs

voiceforchildren said...

Lenny.

Let's hope you get more luck with Brian Moore than that of "Team Voice" You can view our very short e-mail communication HERE

voiceforchildren said...

Lenny/Rico.

Some extremely serious questions need to be answered as to how BDO were able to obtain Lenny's statement. Below is the "obligation to confidentiality" taken from the Wiltshire Report.


Highly Confidential – Personal Information

An independent disciplinary investigation by Wiltshire Police
Following the suspension of Chief Officer Graham Power of the
States of Jersey Police on 12 November 2008.

Obligation to confidentiality

1. Paragraph 1.2 of the discipline code (for Chief Officers of the States of Jersey Police) requires that all parties involved in the operation of this code will maintain confidentiality while proceedings are being progressed. The outcome of any particular case arising under the code will not, as a general rule, be publicised, but it is accepted that following the outcome of a particular case, the Home Affairs Minister and/or the States Employment Board and /or the Chief Officer, might decide that public disclosure is appropriate.

2. This Report contains personal data within the meaning of the Data Protection Act 1998, and Wiltshire Police would breach the first data protection principle if it were to disclose that information. Hence, the information is exempt under s.40(2) Freedom of Information Act 2000

3. This Report contains information that has been, and continues to be, held by Wiltshire Police for the purposes of an investigation which it has a duty to conduct and which ought not to be disclosed (under s.30 Freedom of Information Act 2000).

4. An obligation of confidence upon Wiltshire Police arises from the duty outlined at 1. Above, and disclosure of information would be likely to prejudice relations between the United Kingdom and Jersey. Information, therefore, ought not to be disclosed (under s.27 Freedom of Information Act 2000).

More can be read HERE

rico sorda said...

VFC

That is just brilliant. So, what has happened? Who has been doing the dirty with BDO and breaking all the confidentiality agreements?

1. Paragraph 1.2 of the discipline code (for Chief Officers of the States of Jersey Police) requires that all parties involved in the operation of this code will maintain confidentiality while proceedings are being progressed. The outcome of any particular case arising under the code will not, as a general rule, be publicised, but it is accepted that following the outcome of a particular case, the Home Affairs Minister and/or the States Employment Board and /or the Chief Officer, might decide that public disclosure is appropriate.

This is just stunning. In Jersey Government/Law this means drop all the disciplinary charges and then fully shaft Mr Power using the establishment media. Stuart Syvret is so right about this hick town.

Just read the above then think about what has happened

Again I worry about the COI

rs

voiceforchildren said...

Rico.

"The outcome of any particular case arising under the code will not, as a general rule, be publicised, but it is accepted that following the outcome of a particular case, the Home Affairs Minister and/or the States Employment Board and /or the Chief Officer, might decide that public disclosure is appropriate."

That's just it, there never was any "outcome" as no disciplinary charges were ever brought! Has Ian Le Marquand broken the law???????

Furthermore.

If - as Ian Le Marquand has intimated - Wiltshire gave BDO Lenny's statement then have they broken the law in view of this paragraph?

2. This Report contains personal data within the meaning of the Data Protection Act 1998, and Wiltshire Police would breach the first data protection principle if it were to disclose that information. Hence, the information is exempt under s.40(2) Freedom of Information Act 2000.

What a bl--dy shambles, and not a word about any of this from our (Award Winning)"discredited" media!

Anonymous said...

It stands to reason that it will all be blamed on Chief Officer Bill Ogley.

After all he goes in 12 days time and is getting paid handsomely to go and take the rap....

But not the punishment!?

Anonymous said...

Terms of reference are not one of ILM fortes. Do highlands run courses.?

Anonymous said...

The award winning CTV

Ian Evans said...

FRUITCAKE LE MARQUAND - THE NET IS CLOSING IN

Anonymous said...

This is some of the best investigative journalism anywhere. You have been publishing the real scoops paid professional reporters should have been digging up but didn't. You could win an award for this blog if the right viewers link to it.

Anonymous said...

Borrowed from Planet Jersey:

Minutes Wiltshire Police Authority Resources Committee 24 June 2009
Agenda Item No. 9

It is proposed that the Force finances the £0.417m [deficit] in 2009-10. The first action will be to remove net income from Operation Haven (Jersey) and Operation Dance (The Big Weekend) from Budget Holders. It is expected that this will contribute £0.150m to the gap. The remaining £0.267m will be removed from delegated budget holders on an equal basis. This will equate to each Budget Holder having to find efficiencies of approximately 0.5% of there [sic] budget (excluding Police Officer Pay). This proposal will ensure that those responsible for the overspend will have to limit there [sic] plans to pay for the overspend. This will pave the way for future years when it is likely that budget holders will be expected to identify efficiency savings to balance the budget.

In other words the Operation Haven investigation is a money earner, like being asked to police a festival.

Elsewhere in an Internal Audit Report we read that claims for travel to and from Jersey did not meet the normal standards for ensuring value for money. The response was that all expense claims were met in full by the States of Jersey Police. Ah well, that's OK, then.

So, maybe a good question to ask would be: "Were the same operational criteria and safeguards applied to the enquiry into Operation Haven, as would have been the case if this had been an enquiry into another police force in England and Wales? Were the same or similar financial safeguards observed? Were the conclusions drawn up in the same way?

Try the Police Authority - they might be a bit more concerned about 'freelancing' than Brian Moore

As a tax payer, I demand a full refund!

Anonymous said...

Lenny

Might I suggest that you consider referring BDO to their professional body, which I would assume is the ACAEW.

You might focus on whether professional standards of conduct were adhered-to in failing to contact you to seek clarification, and the appropriateness of using information that is potentially privileged.

GeeGee said...

Rico - I would expect that there would be some very interested backbenchers in the States that will be asking in depth questions about all this?

Has any States member shown an interest yet? If not why not?

voiceforchildren said...

Rico.

A little reminder of how things were a little over a year ago. Do you think things have changed much and in particular ILM's way of "doing business", and the Scrutiny PROCESS?

Anonymous said...

I think they should be doing a dawn raid with 20 police officers on the offices of BDO isn't that the the procedure if there is a smidgeon of a suspicion that there might be a data protection breach? Oh and seize all their computers, paper files, and anything else that takes your fancy. On you go Minty do your stuff..... fair's fair after all!

rico sorda said...

Hi GeeGee

No interest as yet. Once we have a better picture of who did what I will email all states members and the press. I will be going to press tomorrow with the latest update. This report is opening up a whole new can of worms. We await with interest the response of Brian Moore.

BDO have been in touch with Mr Harper

The plot thickens

Must go before I trip over a "Caveat"

rs

Anonymous said...

In Senator Ilm's email to Lenny harper he explains the reason for the Bdo report; "However, it may help you if I explain the origins of the BDO Alto report. There had been, by the time I became Minister for Home Affairs in December 2008, considerable criticism of the handling of financial matters in relation to the Haut de la Garenne investigation. That criticism was not only of the States of Jersey Police but also of the Home Affairs Department including Mr. Austin-Vautier who was the relevant accounting officer. I, therefore, decided to commission an independent report in relation to the financial handling.

According to the letter sent to Home Affairs it was Ilm & Sav that set it up with do doubt the TOR

Anonymous said...

Anonymous. A complaint has been lodged with the ICAEW. Part of the process is giving BDO ample opportunity to answer the complaints, so I have contacted their Mr Corbin again to see if he wants to reconsider his refusal to give me any information. Lenny Harper

Ian Evans said...

OUR CHAP IS - THE JERSEY WAY

Anonymous said...

Perhaps it will be of interest to Mr Corbin, Mr Moore, Ms Crossthwaite and others that Mr Harper has been in touch with an American journalist who is among several members of the press who are covering the Jersey scandals or writing books on the subject. The record of demonstrable facts and the official lies are never leaving the public eye, much less the internet. Anyone involved in the sordid child abuse cover-ups and the blatant persecution of truth telling cops should be on alert. The era of micromanaging public access to evidence is over.

The question I would ask of all involved is how they wish to be publicly portrayed to future generations of their own friends and families. The heroes of that international story will be those who stood up for what is right, and there is no doubt the truth will be uncovered. Who will believe anyone who claims they didn't know?

Chelloise

Ian Evans said...

NO MORE IN JERSEY!!!