Tuesday, May 10, 2011

HOLLYWOOD HARPER???


"HOLLYWOOD HARPER"

 

By not interviewing Lenny Harper how can they have an Alternate and justifiable explanation for his expenses. Again the prosecution case and only the prosecution case 



In the past 3 years I have never stopped being shocked at the ludicrous actions of my Government and it's media  regarding the Historical Child Abuse Cover up.



Today came another great big shock. This time it centers around  Lenny Harpers supposedly lavish lifestyle during operation Rectangle. 



I was always under the impression that Lenny Harper had been  interviewed by Wiltshire and BDO ALTO regarding his Financial Expenses during Operation Rectangle Apparently not so. Having watched the latest Harper interview on VFC  he states that Wiltshire hadn't asked him about his expenses. I find this hard to believe. 




Jersey based BDO ALTO never interviewed or contacted Lenny Harper





Wiltshire spent 5 solid days Interviewing Lenny Harper and never mentioned it





WHAT A COMPLETE SHAMBLES 





I have gone back and had a look at the Wiltshire Police Report  regarding the  Financial issues. I cant find any quotes from Lenny Harper.That would back up his assertion that he wasn't asked. If someone else can find them then please let us know. What is worth a look at is his expenses that can be found at Appendix1 page 98 and Appendix 2 page 100. At first glance one might say it looks a little high. If you take the time to go through it Lenny Harpers expenses are actually very small. These are the expenses booked out to his SOJP Visa Card.




From:  10/1/08 to the 04/8/08 his expenses were £6,939.11



So, over 7 months during the biggest police Investigation the Island has seen we have Hollywood Harper spending £1,000 pounds per month. According to the Wiltshire Finance Report this included



Flights to the UK



Accommodation 



Hospitality 



During this time Lenny Harper was requesting the help of outside Police Forces  so there were meals included. So, the next question that must be asked is



HOW COME HIS EXPENSES ARE SO LOW



NOT REALLY HOLLYWOOD IS IT




CTV - Won an award for peddling the Hollywood Harper Garbage 




What of the JEP?  Well, lets have a little peak. Remember From:  10/1/08 to the 04/8/08 his expenses were £6,939.11




Abuses of office and democracy

July 15, 2010 – 3:00 pm

YESTERDAY’S revelations concerning the lack of supervision in the Haut de la Garenne abuse inquiry which emerged with the publication of the Wiltshire Constabulary reports on the handling of the case were both shocking and astonishing.

However, related documents which have also been made public tell additional stories of profligacy and then of disturbing misconduct in an area unrelated to Haut de la Garenne which simply beggar belief.

It is now apparent that as well as hopelessly botching the largest police inquiry that this Island has ever seen, the former deputy chief of the States force, Lenny Harper, had a taste for the high life which cost taxpayers inordinately large amounts of money. It seems that Mr Harper thought that entertaining himself and others lavishly at some of London’s best restaurants was in some mysterious way an integral part of the investigation.

This largesse was in itself highly questionable, but as independent consultants BDO Alto have reported, it was further tainted by dubious practices. The consultants say that efforts were made to ‘disguise the total quantum of individual meal costs’. They also point out that, in contravention of force rules, no record was kept of who actually attended what were ostensibly business dinners.

No one has been accused of fraud, but BDO Alto do not mince their words in saying that these practices were entirely unacceptable. In addition, what happened troubled some of the officers present to such an extent that they were later at pains to express their own concern that bills were split to camouflage exactly what had been spent and about the limited amount of business conducted at the dinners.

That large amounts of public money were squandered in an inquiry which, ultimately, proved not to involve child deaths and has led to a mere handful of prosecutions is guaranteed to rankle, but matters of even greater importance are addressed in the independent report on Operation Blast.



Now having read the above lets again remember that neither Wiltshire nor BDO Alto according to Lenny Harper  ever interviewed him about the Finances for Operation Rectangle. 


Again Ladies and Gentleman we have a Prosecution case and nothing else. 


Why wasn't he questioned by Wiltshire?


Why didn't BDO ALTO cross reference their information with the man involved. I cant find my copy of the BDO report but this is what the JEP says; 

"In addition, what happened troubled some of the officers present to such an extent that they were later at pains to express their own concern that bills were split to camouflage exactly what had been spent and about the limited amount of business conducted at the dinners."


Sounds like someone was saying something. We also know that Wiltshire also interviewed officers from the Met and yet no one from the above interviewed Lenny Harper. Staggering quite simply Staggering 


Members of Scotland yard gave Wiltshire Menus and Website details of where Lenny had taken them and so on yet the main man never gets asked!! 


I cant find the BDO report online



Then we have this little beauty. Who was his tight- Knit group? Are they still serving officers? Were they disciplined for there behaviour? Did they order Steak instead of Pasta? 


Lets also not forget the wiltshire expenses. Thy are really staggering. January 2009 - October 2009


Staff costs.............£200,700


Travel.................£92,000


Hotel Accommodation ..£82,000


Legal Fees...........£77,100


Subsistence.........£39,100


Equipment Purchase..£15,200


Rent..............£14,000


Other costs......£11,400


Total...........£531,500



By Andy Sibcy


Celebrity lifestyle of Lenny Harper


FORMER deputy police chief Lenny Harper and a tight-knit group of his officers lived a celebrity lifestyle dining at top restaurants and travelling first class at taxpayers’ expense during the Haut de la Garenne inquiry, independent inquiries have revealed.

Not only did they repeatedly break clear expenses rules, but they tried to hide their excessive spending by splitting bills between several States credit cards.

Some of the most expensive hospitality was lavished on very senior UK policemen from the Association of Chief Police Officers who came to Jersey to oversee Mr Harper’s work and a News of the World journalist.

• Find out how much was paid for the wining and dining and other expenses during the inquiry in today’s Jersey Evening Post.

Article posted on 15th July, 2010 - 3.00pm




Lenny Harper.

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I"I dealt with SAV on all matters relating to finance and the investigation.  I had a number of meetings with him in which I kept him up to date with what we were spending money on.  He was always satisfied with the deals we were getting on accomodation and the way we were doing things.  He was supportive (at least I thought he was) in respect of the infamous trip to Australia.  On two of the meetings the States Head of Finance was there - Liz something.  Both of them professed satisfaction at what we were doing and SAV always gave the impression that he knew Walker and Co. were out to shaft us - excuse the use of Walker speak!!  At no time did he ever raise any concerns about our spending - he did ask questions and pointed out frequently to me that it was he and not Graham that would take the rap if it was wrong, but he always agreed we were getting it right." 

 



"Due to the volume of contact and reports by victims I had to build up the team to levels not seen in Jersey before.  I couldn't use too many local officers because to do so would have left no cover for ordinary policing.  I had to bring in detectives from outside. I couldn't get enough from UK forces so also employed experienced investigators on contracts - mainly former detectives.  They all had to be placed in reasonable accomodation - my PA did a great job in getting cut price deals in hotels.  They also had to be given a couple of days off every fortnight to go home.  It is worth noting that the size of the team decreased as I left and very few of them were replaced.  I also had to employ a team of Forensic Archaeologists to carry out the dig - they were recommended through the National Policing Improvement Agency, and of course the Forensic Anthropologists who came in the same way.  They were ever present in differing numbers throughout our time at HDLG.  We also employed, on the recommendation of the NPIA, Martin Grimes and his human remains/blood dogs.  Gradwell focussed on Martin as a 'waste of money' and the states threatened not to pay him until his lawyer got involved and said I would testify to his value, which was immense, both in respect of the involvement of his dogs and his own experience as search advisor.  Other experts we hired at the outset were geo-physical and Ground Penetrating Radar teams.  The latter were needed several times but our contacts in the Met helped us out.  We also had costs for the forensic examinations, and of course the high cost of guarding the crime scene at HDLG, which was done on overtime to prevent withdrawing police cover for the island.  Very little of this would have been a cost for Gradwell and Warcup, as they reduced the team, HDLG was cosed and did not need guarding, and of course all the experts were gone.  I used my own contacts in the UK to get many freebies, such as the sifting machine from the Anti Terrorist Squad at Scotland Yard and security inspections, as well as advice on other aspects of the enquiry.  We had the sifting machine for several months and only had to pay for the cost of transporting it and cleaning it after use."



Rico Sorda


PS


I hope to have a blog up on Voiceforprotest later concerning (family nursing &home care)



25 comments:

voiceforchildren said...

Rico.

Lenny Harper wrote.

"Both of them professed satisfaction at what we were doing and SAV always gave the impression that he knew Walker and Co. were out to shaft us - excuse the use of Walker speak!! At no time did he ever raise any concerns about our spending - he did ask questions and pointed out frequently to me that it was he and not Graham that would take the rap if it was wrong, but he always agreed we were getting it right."

But Steven Austin Vautier never "took the rap" for anything! Wasn't he the Accounting Officer? Not only the Accounting Officer but the Accounting Officer that in Mr. Harper's words " always agreed we were getting it right."

As for the Wiltshire expenses, how the hell can they be justified? over £50k on "Subsistence" and "other costs" what are "Subsistence" and "other costs" ? Yet another question the "discredited" media won't be asking!

Ex-Senator Stuart Syvret said...

Rico

I wrote in one of my recent blog postings that Jersey's mainstream media had achieved something remarkable - which wouldn't be clear yet, the inertia of such things only really enabling them to come into perspective via the 'rear-view-mirror' effect once time had moved on.

That remarkable thing is this.

Jersey's MSM has simply become irrelevant.

Irrelevant in the sense that no thinking person - with a real interest in the true facts of matters of deep controversy in the island - ever bothers to look at the local MSM as a prime source.

Additionally - irrelevant because its ability to confine what the public get to know to a selected range of disinformation has gone.

I don't know how long it may take - two or three years perhaps - but when the public wake up to the new paradigm - rather like Watergate - the initial controversy - as bad as it is in this case, the child abuse cover-ups - will become almost secondary.

Many members of the public are going to be comparing and contrasting the brazen lies of the local MSM - with the evidenced facts as published by bloggers - and regarding the real scandal as the outrageous and dishonest propaganda churned-out by the local hacks.

In many ways, it's never surprised me that the local media bosses should be a pro-active part of the oligarchy.

More curious is just how so many of the local hacks are able to remain quite so arrogant, self-regarding and vain as they are - when it's obvious - on the evidenced facts - they're just liars and shills

Stuart

Anonymous said...

TThis is the first time I have seen that we were accused of "dubious practices" in allegedly splitting our bills to cover up the cost. If either Wiltshire or the Jersey auditors had bothered to ask even one question I would have given them the reason which would be easily verified from States records. On frequent occasions the states, for whatever reasons, did not pay the account which sustained our company purchase cards anywhere near on time. On several occasions myself and other officers suffered the embarrassing scenario of having our cards refused in UK hotels and other establishments. On a number of occasions I had to ring the finance office to temporarily raise my limit until the bill was paid.(my PA was using my card and cards of other officers to purchase cheap internet flights for UK investigators.) The splitting of bills was an easy way to try and ensure that we did not suffer embarrassment when the states were next late in paying the account. I am disappointed though not totally surprised that Andy Sibcy did not bother to ask before printing that rubbish. The failure of Wiltshire

Anonymous said...

or the jersey auditors, whom I had never heard of until Rico asked me about them says much about their professional competency or integrity. Lenny Harper

Anonymous said...

"....bills were split....."

Err, doesn't that often happen when people go out for a meal?

"They" are getting worried. Also, who owns\runs BDO ALTO?

The Beano is not the Rag

Anonymous said...

Again and again we have to come to the blogs for any truth to the plop served up by the jersey media. The MSM should be reporting this stuff instead of burying it.

Anonymous said...

This proves even further how our media are a complete waste of time and keep the public in the dark.

Anonymous said...

The standard of Jersey's MSM

rico sorda said...

The JEP Editorial wrote and I quote

"It is now apparent that as well as hopelessly botching the largest police inquiry that this Island has ever seen, the former deputy chief of the States force, Lenny Harper, had a taste for the high life which cost taxpayers inordinately large amounts of money."

Do you just laugh or cry. I was reading about this media type propaganda when I was in Poland. It was being used by the Nazis. Again and Again it comes back to me when I had a quite moment in Birkenau Extermination Camp. I hope to put it into words soon.

rico sorda said...

Hi Lenny

The JEP don't investigate they just publish. The workers can only print what the editorial team allow.

Im working on an email to Senator ILM concerning these latest points. I don't expect an answer but will be copying everyone in including the press. Have you heard from ILM concerning the publication of your Wiltshire Interview

rs

voiceforchildren said...

Rico.

Isn't it just amazing the tripe that's peddled out by the JEP? No "news"paper can be that poorly researched, it's impossible. There is no excuse for this amount of mis-information they are putting out, it can only be deliberate. Question is, who's pulling their strings? Well we might have a better idea soon.

Anonymous said...

Not even an acknowledgment Rico. Incompetence or maverick rudeness? Lenny.

Anonymous said...

7 grand, is that all, shees would'nt cover booze and food for a party night at government house

no wonder the states dont do GAAP in the bookkeeping

rico sorda said...

Lenny, keep on at ILM. He has played his own part in this fiasco and must face up to it.

rs

rico sorda said...

"TThis is the first time I have seen that we were accused of "dubious practices" in allegedly splitting our bills to cover up the cost. If either Wiltshire or the Jersey auditors had bothered to ask even one question I would have given them the reason which would be easily verified from States records."

Lenny, this is what im finding incredible. Nowhere did it state that this was just their opinion. BDO ALTO & Wiltshire delivered it as fact. Why do you think this is happening and being allowed to happen? Have you seen the Wiltshire expenses? I would like to hear Brian Moore explain how his Wiltshire boys spent £531,500.

"or the jersey auditors, whom I had never heard of until Rico asked me about them"

I was shocked Lenny when I heard the VFC interview. I was always under the impression that you had been interviewed on these issues but with so much going on never gave it that much thought. Maybe the press also thought you had been interviewed .

What has the Establishment put out that we can say yup that stacks up?

rs

Anonymous said...

Well done Rico for showing the MSM up again. Also speaks volumes when ILM ignores Lenny's request to have his Wiltshire interview published. The truth is coming Ian - hope you're ready for it.

Anonymous said...

More curious is just how so many of the local hacks are able to remain quite so arrogant, self-regarding and vain as they are - when it's obvious - on the evidenced facts - they're just liars and shills


That was from Stuart Syvret today then in tonight's paper we have Dolores Cowburn doing exactly what he says....... BRILLIANT

GeeGee said...

'Rico, any news on the COI? Have the Abuse survivors been informed of any developments'

One simple answer to that - as per usual - NO!

Some survivors quite rightly are getting very, very angry. I'll say no more at the moment.

rico sorda said...

Hi Gee Gee

I have some news on that front but will only publish when allowed. History repeating itself thou... oh doh done it again

rs

Ian Evans said...

FRANK THE BAT

GeeGee said...

Oh Rico - this sounds ominous. If it is negative/bad news it could just be a tipping point for some.

It couldn't possibly be positive news given the bunch of loons we are dealing with though.

Heaven forbid!

Ian Evans said...

"M" for Murder!!!

Anonymous said...

Good post Rico. You put up more sense on here than the re-hashes Stuart keeps serving up these days. Still slaging off some of the few other good people we have. It is like a record that is scratched and keeps jumping back to the same place. No wonder Ozouf laughs. He will laugh all the way to Chief Minister. Keep punching mate.

rico sorda said...

Thank you. Wait till you see what is coming concerning BDO ALTO I kid you not this is a bigger Farce than Wiltshire.

Stuart has a lot of serious Law Stuff on his plate at the moment and is fighting in other areas. As long as we all do our bit and keep getting the truth out.

rs

Anonymous said...

"It is now apparent that as well as hopelessly botching the largest police inquiry that this Island has ever seen, the former deputy chief of the States force, Lenny Harper, had a taste for the high life which cost taxpayers inordinately large amounts of money. It seems that Mr Harper thought that entertaining himself and others lavishly at some of London’s best restaurants was in some mysterious way an integral part of the investigation."

What on a grand a month including flights and hotels what rubbish.......