Monday, June 6, 2011
HOLLYWOOD HARPER??? BDO Alto .7
SENATOR LE MARQUAND
DAVID ROSE -JOURNALIST
"THE COVERING UP OF CHILD ABUSE IN THE JERSEY CARE HOMES"
LIES, LIES AND DAMN LIES
A COMPLETE AND UTTER SHAM OF A REPORT
A REPORT ALONG WITH THE WILTSHIRE FIASCO LEAVES THE HOME AFFAIRS MINISTER IN AN UTTERLY UNTENABLE POSITION
The BDO Alto report was Commissioned by Senator Ian Le Marquand and Accounting Officer Steve Austin Votier on the 29th September 2009. This came with a Terms of reference (if ILM can remember if he was involved or not lol) and a forwarding letter from BDO Alto. The Final BDO report was handed over in May 2010;
Remember, Commissioned on the 29th September 2009 as can be read here
Let us Remind ourselves of some of the things stated by BDO Alto
In accordance with your instructions, confirmed in our engagement letter dated 29th September 2009, we have prepared a Report considering the efficient and effective use of resources during the Operation Rectangle Investigation.
" BDO has worked alongside Mr Michael Kellett in performing this Review. Mr Kellett is a former senior Investigating Officer serving in the UK, who also set up the North West Regional Asset Recovery Team. He has been separately engaged by the Acting Chief Officer , SOJP; however this report represents the joint findings of Mr Kellett and BDO"
On page 5 we have;
"As part of the review we have met with and interviewed the Key personnel involved with the management of the investigation , within both the SOJP and Home Affairs , as well as the two principal external consultants - Mr Grimes and LGC, both of whom we discuss in some detail in this report. We have not interviewed the ex -SIO, Mr Harper as part of this review"
"He has been separately engaged by the Acting Chief Officer , SOJP; however this report represents the joint findings of Mr Kellett and BDO"
That is just a snippet into what the BDO were saying. Now for the most staggering part of this mysterious BDO Alto Report let us Now introduce Mr David Rose of that most infamous daily mail article " Bungled Jersey Child Abuse Probe Branded 20 Million Shamble"
Just by pure chance I needed to read his article again and when I did I had one of those moments when your Jaw hits the floor and carries on doing so for some time. In his piece dated October 4th 2009 he is actually quoting the BDO Alto Report
Im not joking
Independent BDO Report commissioned on the 29th September 2009 is being Quoted in an article by David Rose on the 4th October 2009 and just look at what he says
Remember - 5DAYS??
Let us look at some of his Quotes staring with;
Dave Warcup, Jersey's acting chief police officer, told The Mail on Sunday that he had appointed an independent team of auditors to examine Harper's spending. It includes two forensic accountants and a police expert in seizing criminals' assets.The team's interim report, seen by this newspaper, reveals that Grime was paid £750 a day for the first seven days he spent on the island and £650 a day for the following 136 days.
Financial investigators have spent months poring over the inquiry's costs. They have found they were massively inflated - not only by Harper's mismanagement, but by frequent trips to London, where he and his colleagues claimed expenses for lavish meals.
The report says that between January and August 2008, Harper made six trips to Scotland Yard in London on expenses. He was always accompanied by between one and four other officers. The trips accounted for 18 days of Harper's time and 41 days of his colleagues' time.
"The auditors' interim report concludes: 'It was an expensive mistake to bring in Mr Grime. It would have been far preferable and much cheaper to have tried to obtain appropriately trained dogs and handlers from UK police forces.'Harper, it adds, did not consider this option. For much of the time Grime spent on Jersey, the report reveals, he was not even working with his dogs, but as an assistant to the Haut de la Garenne crime scene manager - duties for which he had no qualifications, and which did 'not justify the payment to him of £650 a day'."
"A leaked report by financial auditors into the investigation shows Grime received £750 a day for the first seven days’ work his dog did and £650 a day for 136 days thereafter.
But it has come to light that he did not have a UK licence for the job. Grime said this did not matter as Jersey is not in the UK.Meanwhile, colleagues of Harper have told how he clocked up a huge expenses bill by flying to London regularly to hold meetings with Scotland Yard officers.
In total, Harper and his colleague PC Andrew Linsell, a Jersey traffic officer whom Harper appointed as his personal chauffeur, made 49 claims between January and August 2008 on their force credit cards for meals costing more than £50. More than £5,700 was on Harper’s card alone."
"Lenny Harper, the controversial detective who initially headed Operation Rectangle, also spent thousands of pounds of public money staying in four-star hotels and eating in some of London’s top restaurants.His handling of the Haut de la Garenne children’s home probe has been described as a ‘shambles’ by Mick Gradwell, the detective drafted in to replace Harper.
The evidence of lavish expenses claims and extraordinary financial waste includes paying £93,000 to Martin Grime, the handler of the sniffer dog Eddie, who was charged with the grim task of finding children’s bodies that were supposedly entombed in concrete in the institution, known as ‘the Jersey House of Horrors’, which closed in 1986."
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1217863/Bungled-Jersey-child-abuse-probe-branded-20million-shambles.html#ixzz1ORHGH3sG
Where does this leave Senator ILM and his so called Independent Report? Its all lies, complete and utter rubbish. David Rose is quoting from the so called BDO Report 5 days after it was commissioned how ? He says financial investigators have spent months pouring over the enquiry's costs "WHAT" HOW?
What about the bit where it says that David Warcup Commissioned the report? Is this why Senator Le Marquand cant remember what his involvement is?
Did Dave Warcup interview the Police?
You cant make this up. How much did Rose get paid for this? and what fund did it come from?
MAKE NO MISTAKE THIS IS DEADLY SERIOUS
SENATOR LE MARQUAND MUST COME CLEAN ABOUT HIS INVOLVEMENT
HOME AFFAIRS SCRUTINY PANEL MUST ACT ASAP
BDO ALTO WAS USED TO RUBBISH THE ABUSE INVESTIGATION IT WAS PROBABLY PUT TOGETHER BY DAVID WARCUP THEN HANDED TO BDO
All we are doing is investigating and exposing the lies that have been used in covering up the Jersey Child Abuse Investigation
I will post more in the comment section
Let us remember what ILM said in his email reply to Lenny 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.
rom: 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.
This is Outrageous and putting it alongside a certain pay-off you start seeing the bigger picture
Truth, Honesty & Integrity