Wednesday, June 8, 2011

HOLLYWOOD HARPER??? BDO Alto .8









"SHOW NO FEAR"




So the plot thickens





BDO Alto 





Now Known as "BO Alter" because it stinks so much 




I can assure our  readers that Lenny Harper has been trying to find some answers concerning the BDO Alto Report.   The reason this is so very serious is the simple reason it was used to trash the Child Abuse Investigation.  Senator Le Marquand was shouting it from the roof tops in July 2010 along with the JEP & CTV.




This report was constructed without the knowledge of the person it was nailing 



We now know that Child Abuse Denier David Rose was quoting the BDO Report on the 4th October 2009 



BDO started their investigation on the 29th September 2009



Senator Le Marquand made contact with me today with an explanation, as Im researched in this matter he has gone away to find another one. 



I want to keep readers as up to date as I can. There is a lot going on in the background concerning these Blog Posting  none that concerns the local Media I should add. 




We now have a report that;



a. Didn't interview Lenny Harper, Graham Power


b. Quoted parts of  Lenny Harpers confidential Wiltshire Statement 


c. Appeared in the Daily Mail  5days of being engaged 


d. leaked to a known Child Abuse Denier


c. Then used in trashing Jersey'S  Child Abuse Investigation



Concerning Lenny Harpers confidential Wiltshire Statement this is the latest; 




----- Forwarded Message ----

From: "Nesbitt, Carly" <>

To: Lenny Harper <>

Sent: Tuesday, 31 May, 2011 12:11:01

Subject: RE: BDO Report on Operation Rectangle


Dear Mr Harper


I am writing to update you regarding your recent correspondence with Wiltshire Police. As previously discussed, DI Kirby is carrying out some enquiries on behalf of Mr Moore. These enquiries are very detailed so are taking some time to complete. I am hoping to be able to advise you soon of the outcome but wanted to reassure you that the matter is in hand and is being progressed with all due diligence.


If you have any queries in the meantime, please do not hesitate to ask.


Regards



Carly Nesbitt



I have no doubt that Wiltshire know the seriousness of the complaint. There are serious Data Protection issues. Why would they have any dealings with BDO?  Why would they hand over Harpers statement it makes no sense.


As for BDO themselves they have done one. Not answering and have said you better take it up with Home Affairs.



These are the emails sent to BDO and the Complaint body looking into the actions of BDO



Matthew Corbin is from BDO head office in the UK



Maria Fuller & Lisa Mcneela are the ones dealing with the complaint into BDO



Lenny Harper has been away so is just catching up on the latest developments. This is just a short posting so you can keep informed



Rico Sorda




From: Lenny Harper <>

To: Matthew Corbin <>

Cc: maria.fuller

Sent: Tuesday, 31 May, 2011 18:14:15

Subject: Maxwell Versus DTI 1974



Although you have ignored my last few e mails it is only fair that I should give you the opportunity to comment on the notes of guidance below.  This is an excerpt from an article published in the 'Practical Law Company' in December 2008 and was written by a partner in Field, Fisher, Waterhouse, and the Managing Director of Veritas.  It relates to the need in investigations such as yours to contact anyone likely to be criticised and to give them the right of reply and to correct any factual inaccuracies.  It arises from the Maxwell v DTI appeal case of 1974 where it was held to be against natural justice for this process not to be followed.

 

I have copied it into the case worker dealing with my complaint at the ICAEW.

 

 

A practical guide to commissioning and conducting investigations and inquiries

02 December 2008

This article was first published in Practical Law Company in December 2008.

Practice note

This practice note provides an introduction to the substantive issues and law relating to the commissioning and conduct of investigations and inquiries. Ed Marsden (managing director, Verita) and Martin Smith (partner, Field Fisher Waterhouse).

Investigations and inquiries in context

Investigations and inquiries are an increasing feature of public life. They come in a variety of forms. Some have formal powers while others are carried out on an ad hoc, informal basis. Some are triggered by government policy while others are commissioned at the discretion of the government and/or public bodies.

Certain procedural and legal issues arise in all investigations and inquiries. It is important to get these right so that the investigative process runs smoothly, individuals are treated fairly& lawfully and the budget/timetable is maintained.

This note sets out what these issues are. Organisations intending to commission an investigation or inquiry should seek professional advice and assistance at the outset.

11. Salmon letters & Maxwellisation

Following dissatisfaction with procedural aspects of Lord Denning’s inquiry into the Profumo Affair, Lord Justice Salmon chaired a Royal Commission on Tribunals of Inquiry. He subsequently published a report setting out his findings in 1966. This contained reference to six cardinal principles of fair procedure under the Tribunals

and Inquiries Act 1921 which came to be known as the “Salmon principles”.

The Salmon principles

Before any person becomes involved in an inquiry, the tribunal must be satisfied that there are circumstances which affect him and which the tribunal proposes to investigate.

Before any person who is involved in an inquiry is called as a witness he should be informed of any allegations which are made against him and the substance of the evidence A practical guide to commissioning and conducting investigations and inquiries

02 December 2008

This article was first published in Practical Law Company in December 2008.

Practice note

This practice note provides an introduction to the substantive issues and law relating to the commissioning and conduct of investigations and inquiries. Ed Marsden (managing director, Verita) and Martin Smith (partner, Field Fisher Waterhouse).

Investigations and inquiries in context

Investigations and inquiries are an increasing feature of public life. They come in a variety of forms. Some have formal powers while others are carried out on an ad hoc, informal basis. Some are triggered by government policy while others are commissioned at the discretion of the government and/or public bodies.

Certain procedural and legal issues arise in all investigations and inquiries. It is important to get these right so that the investigative process runs smoothly, individuals are treated fairly& lawfully and the budget/timetable is maintained.

This note sets out what these issues are. Organisations intending to commission an investigation or inquiry should seek professional advice and assistance at the outset.

1.     in support of them.

2.     (a) He should be given an adequate opportunity of preparing his case and of being assisted by legal advisers.
(b) His legal expenses should normally be met out of public funds.

3.     He should have the opportunity of being examined by his own solicitor or counsel and of stating his case in public at the inquiry.

4.     Any material witnesses he wishes called at the inquiry should, if reasonably practicable, be heard.

5.     He should have the opportunity of testing by cross-examination conducted by his own solicitor or counsel any evidence which may affect him.

An aspect of principle 2 above was that following the Salmon Report, letters were commonly issued to those who were participants in an inquiry where there was potential criticism that might be made of their conduct. These letters came to be known was“Salmon letters”.

In his subsequent report in to matters arising from the Matrix-Churchill affair, Lord Scott criticised aspects of the Salmon Principles as being more relevant to adversarial processes than an inquisitorial procedure. However, he took the process of warning those concerned of possible criticism (so they would have an opportunity to comment) further than the Salmon letter; rather, he copied adverse passages from his draft report to those concerned, so they had an opportunity to respond and seek to change his mind. This process is known as “Maxwellisation” and derives from practice in investigations under the Companies Act.

Both processes represent aspects of fairness and may be necessary, depending on the circumstances, for an inquiry conducted today.

For inquiries conducted under the Inquiries Act 2005, the Salmon letter procedure has been codified in to a process of “warning letters” (see section 13 of the Act). This provides that the chairman may not include any explicit or significant criticism of a person in a report unless he has sent a warning letter to a person who:

·         (a) He considers may be, or who has been, subject to criticism in the inquiry proceedings; or

·         (b) About whom criticism may be inferred from evidence that has been given during the inquiry proceedings; or

·         (c) Who may be subject to criticism in any report or interim report.

Section 14 of the Act creates a statutory duty of confidence between the recipient of such a letter, the inquiry team and the recipient’s legal representative. The duty persists until such time as the inquiry’s report is published or the chairman waives the duty.

The contents of warning letters under the Act are set out in section 15. They must:

·         (a) state what the criticism or proposed criticism is

·         (b) contain a statement of the facts that the chairman considers substantiate the criticism or proposed criticism

·         (c) refer to any evidence which supports those facts.
It has yet to be seen whether the statutory process of warning letters will help speed up inquiries that would previously have followed a Maxwellisation process by dispensing with it, or whether a chairman will consider that fairness requires a “Maxwell” process as well as warning letters under section 13 of the Act

 

Lenny Harper




From: Lenny Harper <>

To: lisa.mcneela

Sent: Wednesday, 1 June, 2011 10:28:42

Subject: File 85748 LM/sh



Dear Mrs McNeela,

 

Thank you for your letter of 31st May in respect of the above complaint file involving BDO.

 

I am slightly puzzled as to your view that the complaint does not come within your remit.  My complaint is not simply that I was not told about the investigation by BDO.  My complaint is about the poor work, professional conduct and the lack of integrity shown in this matter.  My complaint is that they allowed themselves to be used as part of a concerted attempt by the Jersey government to smear myself as the lead investigator, my boss, and abuse victims in an attempt to prevent crimes of child abuse committted by officials of the goverment from being brought to notice.  This seems to be covered in the section of the leaflet that you sent me under the heading of "ACCOUNTING, TAX, OR OTHER."  This paragraph states that "If your problem is a matter of poor work or professional conduct, please contact us and we will consider whether we can become involved."  Now, if the integrity and honesty of accountants is not an issue for you I am slightly puzzled.  Furthermore, the standard of the work was abysmal, full of glaring factual errors which the Jersey government used to publicly discredit me in the media.  Let me run through some of the issues involved.

 

In respect of Professional Conduct, presumably when carrying out these types of investigations your members work to a set of rules and procedures to maintain quality.  They must have to work within the law, and in the House of Lords case of Maxwell v. DTI 1974, the courts laid down that if someone is to be criticised they should be given the opportunity to correct errors and to make a reply.  BDO made no attempt whatsoever to do this.  My complaint is that they did not do this and had no intention of doing it as they knew from the outset that their remit was to criticise me.

 

You state that you do not believe that these matters are within the ICAEW disciplinary remit "because we do not know and  were not party to the basis of the engagement, its scope and its limitations."  Surely you are not aware of the details of every job your members taken on all over the world?  My complaint is that your member BDO took on this job and failed to meet the requirements of professional conduct and integrity by compiling and having published a report they knew to contain substantial inaccuracies and which they made no attempt to rectify.  Surely this is at the very least recklessness, although when you look at the links between the Jersey government and the company, it is apparent that it is not recklessness but a deliberate attempt to smear myself and others through the act of placing false information in the public domain.  How can this not be within your remit?

 

You mention client confidentiality.  You should be aware that not only did this report receive massive press coverage in Jersey but it is available on the Government website.

 

So as you can see, my complaint is not simply that I was not spoken to by BDO.  My complaint is that the reason I was not asked is that BDO never intended to do so, never intended to issue a fair, honest, or accurate report and that they agreeed with the Jersey government to go through the motions in order to provide (false) ammunition to smear myself, Graham Power QPM, and abuse victims.  I fail to see how these issues of Professional Conduct and integrity do not come within your remit.  Furthermore, as I have stated above, they are included in your leaflet which you sent out to me.

 

Again let me emphasise.  I have not contacted you solely to solicit a response from Mr Corbin.  I have contacted you as the Regulatory body for these people because I believe that they have breached the procedures and integrity requirements for your profession.  If you cannot be bothered to examine this type of allegation of corruption, for that is what it is, then it gives those of your members who are bad apples the ability to go on attempting to destroy the reputations of people.  Whether he responds now or not, Mr Corbin's company have already acted in a dishonest manner and shown a lack of the principles of professional conduct for any body carrying out this type of work.

 

I would certainly wish that you continue in the manner you outline and take the next step.

 

Lenny Harper


--- Forwarded Message ----

From: Lenny Harper

To: Matthew Corbin

Sent: Sunday, 5 June, 2011 19:56:03

Subject: Fw: File 85748 LM/sh



Dear Mr Corbin;

 

Despite the fact that you continue to ignore my requests for an explanation I will further update you on an e mail I have tonight forwarded to the regulatory body who are dealing with my complaint against you.  You can read the part of the e mail relevant to yourself below in red.

Perhaps you would like to explain how you came to be commissioned on 29th September 2009 and by the 4th October 2009 the journalist David Rose, who has a record of supporting convicted paedophiles,  had already been given a copy of your so called professional, independent report?

 

Lenny Harper



----- Forwarded Message ----

From: Lenny Harper

To: lisa.mcneela@icaew.com

Cc: maria.fuller@icaew.com

Sent: Sunday, 5 June, 2011 19:47:56

Subject: Re: File 85748 LM/sh



Dear Mrs McNeela,

 

Further to my e mail of 1st June and previous correspondence, I have now been given information which leads me to believe that BDO leaked a copy of their report WITHIN FIVE DAYS of being commissioned by the Jersey government to a journalist who has a long history of supporting convicted child abusers such as Frank Beck the Leicestershire Care Home rapist and the North Wales Care Homes abusers.  This journalist, David Rose, has given evidence to Parliamentary Select Committees and other bodies in which he has cast doubt on the integrity of those alleging abuse.

 


BDO were engaged on the 29th of September 2009. The David Rose article was published on October 04 2009.  In the article he states that he has seen a copy of the BDO interim report.  So in 5 days BDO had completed an Interim Report with conclusive findings, it was leaked to, and published by David Rose.....all in 5 days????   Why did BDO leak a supposed Interim Report to the likes of David Rose????

 

Thank you,

 

Lenny Harper



73 comments:

GeeGee said...

Good, good stuff. The phrase 'bang to rights' seems to apply here.

This will be a Hollywood epic soon Rico with some people right in the doggy do-do.

Ian Evans said...

THE BLAME GAME!!!

Anonymous said...

From: Lenny Harper
To: lisa.mcneela@icaew.com
Cc: maria.fuller@icaew.com
Sent: Sunday, 5 June, 2011 19:47:56
Subject: Re: File 85748 LM/sh


Dear Mrs McNeela,

Further to my e mail of 1st June and previous correspondence, I have now been given information which leads me to believe that BDO leaked a copy of their report WITHIN FIVE DAYS of being commissioned by the Jersey government to a journalist who has a long history of supporting convicted child abusers such as Frank Beck the Leicestershire Care Home rapist and the North Wales Care Homes abusers. This journalist, David Rose, has given evidence to Parliamentary Select Committees and other bodies in which he has cast doubt on the integrity of those alleging abuse.


My God who phoned David Rose? This is all starting to fall into place.

voiceforchildren said...

Rico.

The cover-up just gets more blatantly obvious as the days/Blogs go by. Have "Tweeted" this posting. Good work, wonder if the "discredited" media will report any of it?????????????

Anonymous said...

Ask Jimmy Perchard what he knows about leaking emails to David Rose.

GeeGee said...

Rico - can you point me to a link for the BDO Alto Report please. I am having difficulty on the States Website, although I had no problem the other day.

Ta.

Anonymous said...

This is so stunning I can hardly breathe. If Harper and Powell don't have grounds for a mega-lawsuit, who does? This page MUST be sent to BBC London by you, Rico, with your contact details for their follow up with those you have access to. Someone posted about contacting CNN, and you should as well. It's a huge story on all it's merits, and they would probably love to trash BBC for ignoring this.

Elle

Anonymous said...

How did Jimmy Perchard see the BDO report?

rico sorda said...

Senator Le Marquand is under some pressure himself. This is an email he received from Stuart Syvret concerning disclosure of evidence for his up coming trials


Dear Home Affairs Minister

Whether you chose to refer to my request as a "fishing expedition" is a matter for you.

The fact remains that you are bound by law to make full and encumbered disclosure to me of all and any data that comes within the ambit of the Data Protection Law - and the interpretation of that law as set by precedents of the Data Protection Commissioner.

Further - the additional material is required for its evidential importance in two extant court cases - a civil claim - and the criminal appeal I am making. You are thus obliged to disclose this evidence in the interests of justice.

Any failure to promptly disclosure any of the information I seek will be pursued in court.

I am curious as to what you mean when you refer to "other people" having rights? If those people have written, originated, passed on or handled data concerning me - or evidential material - then my right to have that material trumps any whish on their part to have that material withheld from me.

This is especially so when we are - manifestly - dealing with many examples of misfeasance - and outright criminality.

I note that you say you "are not aware of any evidence that would assist my claim that there has been some sort of political conspiracy against me."

Senator Le Marquand - that assertion is brazenly - and evidencedly - untrue.

You are aware – at least - of the two statements to Wiltshire by Graham Power.

Even that shot part quoted by Mr. Power in his recent affidavit for me is - plainly - of the most dramatic relevance to my case.

However - setting aside the fact you are - plainly - aware of evidence that is of assistance to me - even if you were not, given the fact there are two extant court cases underway, do you not feel any responsibility to make yourself "aware"?

Your assertion that you would "ask for a report" - once the criminal cases are over - is - with all due respect - an absurdity.

A report - from whom?

A Jersey civil servant?

One of the Law Officers?

The Attorney General Perhaps?

A lawyer from 7 Bedford Row?

Or just another of the many paid stooges that the Jersey oligarchy employs - when it needs an "independent" white-wash?

Moreover - just how it is possible for you - of all people - to suggest the commissioning of a report - and expect that to be taken seriously - is frankly mystifying.

Have you not followed the collapse of the Wiltshire investigation?

Have you forgotten your grossly un-just and frankly despicable conduct towards Graham Power?

Are you not aware that - in a straightforward act of criminality - Lenny Harper's private, detailed statement to Wiltshire was leaked to BDO?

Are you unaware that the entire BDO exercise - has now been exposed by citizens’ media journalists as a corrupt exercise?

Do you not realise that David Rose was "quoting" from the BDO "report" in a newspaper - a matter of a few days after BDO were “commissioned”?

Has it not yet dawned upon you that the actions taken against Graham Power and against me - were - and remain - a criminal enterprise?

Conspiracy to pervert the course of justice - and of misconduct in a public office?

Do you still seek to delude yourself that you have not become a central part of that criminal enterprise?

There will - most certainly - be an inquiry into the nakedly criminal - anti-democratic thuggery engaged in against me - but the Jersey authorities are not going to be any part of that inquiry.

In the mean-time - I would be gratefully if you stopped playing your absurd, self-delusional games - and furnished me with all of the evidence and data sought - without further prevarication.

Yours sincerely

Stuart Syvret

Anonymous said...

Mr Rose told the JEP that he had never been leaked an e-mail by Mr Walker, Senator Perchard, States chief executive Bill Ogley or former Home Affairs Minister Wendy Kinnard. "I have never spoken to Mr Power either", Mr Rose said.
Mr Harper told the JEP that he had received a letter from the States police "refusing to investigate the allegations."
Asked about Mr Harper's allegations, Mr Walker said that they were totally untrue.

Part of a report from Diane Simon. Printed Friday 19th December 2008.

Ian Evans said...

That was a rather reserved letter from Stuart!

Anonymous said...

Le Marquand rumbled BIG TIME

Anonymous said...

Bravo to you, Rico. And to Stuart and Lenny. Now you have an entire chain of written correspondence which tells a story of massive systematic corruption. This is key evidence for courts and appeals, for Jersey citizens, and for outside investigative journalists to link to immediately. Excellent work.

Anonymous said...

What is so scary about this is the already established tie between Rose - the paid paedo-defender - and of the British government.

Anonymous said...

In my previous comment I called David Rose a paid paedo-protector, but I think he is more of a paid and protected paedo-champion. Yeah. That's more accurate.

Anonymous said...

Extract from the ICAEW codes of practise:

"110 Integrity
110.1 The principle of integrity imposes an obligation on all professional accountants to be straightforward and honest in all professional and business relationships. Integrity also implies fair dealing and truthfulness.
It follows that a professional accountant's advice and work must be uncorrupted by self-interest and not be influenced by the interests of other parties.

110.2 A professional accountant shall not knowingly be associated with reports, returns, communications or other information where the professional accountant believes that the information:

a.Contains a materially false or misleading statement;
b.Contains statements or information furnished recklessly; or
c.Omits or obscures information required to be included where such omission or obscurity would be misleading.
When a professional accountant becomes aware that the accountant has been associated with such information, the accountant shall take steps to be disassociated from that information."

110.2 would seem to be of particular relevance. Is the ICAEW seriously suggesting that your complaint is outside their ambit??

rico sorda said...

I agree, who contacted David Rose in the first instance. My gut feeling on this is that David Warcup or someone very high in the SOJP leaked the information to David Rose so he could do his article, this was before the BDO did their report. They then called in BDO gave them the same information and told then to make it into a report. They then forget about the Rose article and get sloppy but it doesn't matter because the local media never asks any questions, Along comes Citizen Media and blows it out of the water.

None of it stacks up.

They needed this bogus report to trash the Child Abuse Investigation even more and to make the suspension of Graham Power look more justified. Remember what ILM did with Wiltshire?

The JEP ran about 6 pages on it all nicely planned

How much effort are they putting into a

COMMITTEE OF NO ENQUIRY?

rs

rico sorda said...

E-mails were leaked, says Harper

By Diane Simon

FORMER deputy police chief Lenny Harper has made formal complaints to the police against former Chief Minister Frank Walker and Senator Jimmy Perchard, alleging that they leaked confidential e-mails about the abuse inquiry to a journalist and newspaper.

However, Mr Walker has strongly denied that claim — and the journalist named by Mr Harper, David Rose of the Mail on Sunday, has also said that the claims are false. Senator Perchard is out of the Island and unavailable for comment. Mr Harper, pictured, is alleging that Mr Rose told police chief Graham Power during a phone call that he had a confidential e-mail leaked to him by Senator Perchard.

He is also alleging that the Mail on Sunday told him that the Chief Minister’s office leaked a confidential e-mail to them in which he updated Senator Walker on the anthropologist’s findings in the UK on items found during the excavation at Haut de la Garenne. However, Mr Rose told the JEP that he had never been leaked an e-mail by Mr Walker, Senator Perchard, States chief executive Bill Ogley or former Home Affairs Minister Wendy Kinnard. ‘I have never spoken to Mr Power either,’ Mr Rose said.

Mr Harper told the JEP that he had received a letter from the States police ‘refusing to investigate the allegations.’ Asked about Mr Harper’s allegations, Mr Walker said that they were totally untrue.

Article posted on 19th December, 2008 - 2.58pm

Ian Evans said...

"What is so scary about this is the already established tie between Rose - the paid paedo-defender - and of the British government."

Ask good old Zoompad about this stuff, she is an expert on these matters, and could give you names times and dates that would make your brain explode!

Anonymous said...

Rico,

Didn't Graham Power actually tape record, as was standard police office procedure, his entire phone conversation with Rose, before Rose denied even speaking to Power, as above? Or am I remembering a different incident.

Boo

Anonymous said...

Rico, given that you and Ryan Morrison are both members of PJ do you ever chat with him about why the beeb is failing to cover the bigger stories? He has the contact info for all the big national reporters with BBC right?

thejerseyway said...

Hi Rico.

I can't believe what is getting found out. When I started blogging, it was a matter of thinking they will slip up. But what you & VFC have found out is unbelieveable.

How on earth can they get out of the sh$t that they are in, or is it a case they can't !

Anonymous said...

http://www.icaew.com/en/members/advisory-helplines-and-services

This is the Ethics Page at the website for ICAEW.

Anonymous said...

Who is Nick Sangan in relation to Matthew Corbin?

Anonymous said...

Was BDO deal struck at the Totem Club?

Anonymous said...

It says in the report that Mick Gradwell and David Warcup 'told the Mail on Sunday'.

rico sorda said...

I will check with Graham Power what exactly went on between him and David Rose. I do remember reading somewhere that he had a telephone conversation with Rose about someone leaking him information.

Ryan Morrison seems like a decent chap but he works for BBC jersey so probably cant do or say anything that would help the democratic purpose of transparent government. I have asked him about local media coverage and breaking stories.

Can I just say that my Blog is getting unprecedented levels of traffic. It has left me stunned and a little nervous lol. Im just a normal guy who is working 6 day weeks and investigating in my spare time. We, at the Voice will never stop. Covering - up Child Abuse is on the same level as the Abuse in our eyes and will be exposed

rs

Anonymous said...

Rico

Can I just say that I would be really surprised if you were not getting unprecedented levels of traffic? Stuart's numbers are also very high. I have sent your link to many different international media organizations and I think other readers have done the same thing. Surely people in Jersey are talking about this, even some who are interested for the first time. THIS IS REMARKABLE WORK - WHAT JOURNALISM SHOULD BE.

Rob Kent said...

Hey, who would have thought two years ago, when we were told that we were all 'conspiracy theorists' - 'nothing to see here: move on' - that all this shit would come out into the open?

To be honest, anyone with a good nose for Jersey politics knew right away what Walker, Ogley, Le Sueur, Le Marquand, Warcup, and the JEP had been up to - the stink emanating from them was unmistakeable. That old Watergate aroma.

And now they have a lot of questions to answer. I wonder if Napier would like to come back and reexamine his statement that there was 'no evidence of a conspiracy?'

Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 1055pm last night. Brilliant. I will forward that onto ICAEW and Matthew Corbin on my return tomorrow morning. By the way Rico, Corbin is a Director of BDO Jersey. Sorry if I didn't make that clear enough. And yes, Graham did record David Rose saying Perchard had leaked the e mail. Perchard denied it. Rose denied the conversation!!! Lenny Harper

Anonymous said...

I take my hat off to you. This is truly remarkable work and should be nominated for an international blogging award. Thank you Rico Sorda. You have a heart of gold.

rico sorda said...

Hi Anon

You submitted 2 comments ref David Rose and his beloved coconut without explaining why you had posted it or what we were meant to be looking at. Thanks for doing the comments but could you help us out a little bit.

Ref Jar/6

The Voice has information obtained from a third party. This has been obtained via "FOI" in the UK and throws up a whole new load of questions.

The only reward we require is JUSTCE, TRUTH, HONESTY & INTEGRITY

Thanks for all your support

rs

Team Voice

GeeGee said...

'Hey, who would have thought two years ago, when we were told that we were all 'conspiracy theorists' - 'nothing to see here: move on' - that all this shit would come out into the open?'

Hi Rob (yes I am still alive and kicking!). I am so pleased that some of us would not be swayed in what we believed and fought for, and indeed still are.

How right Stuart has been proved time and time again, and how sad that he has been hounded out of politics. How dreadful that this all revolves around a dreadful story of child abuse and its cover-up, and has involved and destroyed decent honourable people.

Only in Life Enriching Jersey hey?

voiceforchildren said...

Rico.

Interview with STUART SYVRET

Anonymous said...

Whilst you and team voice keep exposing the truth behind the jersey child abuse cover up all bbc jersey can give us is WHERE'S KATE? Well we know where she and the bbc ain't and that's breaking any news. Bloggers going from strength to strength KEEP UP THE SOLID WORK.

Anonymous said...

School is out for summer vacation but many of our students from past courses are still keeping up with this and cheering you on. Your's is a thrilling journalistic process to observe.

O.C.R.

rico sorda said...

BDO ALTO

On the Home Page the download icon is on the left at the bottom of the Intro.

Thanks O.C.R

Truth, Honesty and Integrity

rs

TonyTheProf said...

I think Lenny is building a substantial case for the misuse of evidence. While the BDO document remained confidential, and related to disciplinary enquirie, any transfer of information from Wiltshire (also bound by confidentiality) would not have been seen, and therefore would not have caused this problem; more-over a disciplinary case would have had the opportunity for Graham/Lenny's own side to be presented.

By putting the documents both in the public domain, it seems apparent that BDO were in receipt of information which was privileged and confidential to Wiltshire, and which should not have occurred. Moreoever by not contacting Lenny, it appears they have been breaching their own professional guidelines.

However, as the ICAEW consists of accountant bodies themselves, while they will uphold standards, they will also undoubtably interpret those standards in the wides possible way to protect the members (such as BDO) except in the case of gross professional misconduct (as locally in the Michel case).

They therefore may well be trying to look at the BDO case in the best possible light, and it might be interesting to see what another body - the UK Data Protection Commission - had to say about the case.

It is also interesting and noteworthy that despite all the "confidential" and "to be used only in the event of a disciplinary enquiry", that Wiltshire has not complained, nor BDO, about Ian Le Marquand's publication of said documents. Either he had their permission, or they were happy to waive any issues arising out of his publication of documents deemed confidential.

rico sorda said...

On page 6 of the BDO Report it states;

Our review relied on information gathered from Various Sources, principally:

- Detailed financial records maintained by Home Affairs as well as SOJP including ledgers , invoices and contracts relevant to specific expenditure items;

- Meetings and other communications with key individuals within Home Affairs and SOJP who were involved in this investigation;

So, if David Rose got hold of the information before the report was actually written it must have been leaked by the Home Affairs dept ot the SOJP. Im intrigued by the "Key individuals" in the SOJP. How were these individuals interviewed? Were they interviewed under Oath? This is a very serious question because if they were serving officers when interviewed how credible is their evidence? You would not want to be rocking any boats in this climate and the BDO never explain how these were conducted.

There are so many questions that need answers regarding this report

rs

Anonymous said...

Quote from Tony: "However, as the ICAEW consists of accountant bodies themselves, while they will uphold standards, they will also undoubtably interpret those standards in the wides possible way to protect the members (such as BDO) except in the case of gross professional misconduct (as locally in the Michel case)."

This appears to be an egregious core violation of their code of ethics. If not, why bother with ethics at all?

That is why it is vital to seek maximum exposure of this story to other organizations and media. Every policing standards and accounting standards organization should be informed.

Lois

rico sorda said...

Tony

Why do you think this has happened? I cant understand why this has been allowed to happen unchecked. We have 53 States Members, 4 Media Outlets who are paid to do this work and yet onwards it goes. Thank God some decent honest politicians have stuck to their guns and asked the questions concerning the whole Abuse Scandal.

Lets not forget the debacle of Wiltshire. Ilm dropped all charges and then attacked Graham Power through the local media and trashed the Abuse Investigation, I think we can say he is out of control or seriously UNDER CONTROL.

Remember the emails I sent him regarding a bullying culture in the SOJP and mentioned in my Interview with VFC the links can be found below he never replied to those.

What a sorry picture this paints and believe me their is more to follow

INTERVIEW

WHAT THE IS GOING ON ILM

rs

rico sorda said...

Now we know a little more about BDO let us remind ourselves what ILM said about Lenny Harper during Monty Tadiers Amendment concerning the "COI"

I think it reveals what is going on and the agenda that they set in discrediting the Child Abuse Investigation. Read it and draw your own conclusions


Now, having thought about that, let me now add this. It's taken from the speech Senator ILM made on the Amendment brought by Deputy Tadier concerning the Law Office on the 1st March 2011;

"The Deputy of St. Mary offers a statement made, apparently, by former Deputy Chief Officer, who he named in fact today as Mr. Harper, as being a reason to doubt that. Well, in my view, the opinion of that particular gentleman is hardly a credible source of information. This is the person who took colleagues on expensive outings to London, with expensive meals, which were totally unjustified in any way whatsoever. This particular officer, in my view, caused enormous problems in this Island, not just in this context, but in the context of the police force generally, and he is, in my opinion, an incompetent maverick and not in the least a credible person to be believed by this Assembly or anywhere else."

rs

Anonymous said...

BDO Alto are very experienced, they also secure a lot of work on behalf of the States of Jersey.

In the report listed and placed below, prepared for the Minister for Education, Sport and Culture, they certainly had no problem inviting “ Jersey Heritage Trust staff “ to have their say even providing a draft copy to JHT to correct errors.

Lenny Harper as the lead officer, should clearly have been interviewed by BDO not doing so is dereliction of duty.

How strange, if not completely absurd that for some reason, the powers that be in Jersey refuse natural justice to Graham Power and Lenny Harper. The right of reply is supposed to exist in a democracy. Obviously these two honourable men are being gagged, it must be for strong reasons

Jersey Heritage Trust Financial and Business Review Part I - Detailed Findings
Department Education, Sport and Culture (Education, Sport and Culture)

Author BDO Alto Limited

Issue date 01 Mar 2010

Status Published

Cost £45,000.00


The Director and Finance Director of Jersey Heritage have reviewed a draft copy
of this Report.

They have confirmed to us that there are no material errors of fact
or omission in the context of the scope of the Report.

Their comments have been reflected, where we deem relevant, in this Report.

www.gov.je/Government/Pages/StatesReports.aspx?ReportID=439

BB

Anonymous said...

Sorry Rico meant to put it on 8 the latest of your excellent posts.

BB

thejerseyway said...

Hi Rico.

Just to say I've but up the Audio of Question 3, 15 & Question's to the Chief Minister.

You can listen HERE

Anonymous said...

Tel Boy Le Sueur managed to stutter - in answer to Trevor Pitman's question as whether he would be asking his Homa Affairs Minister for an independent inquiry into the BDO leak - that he had every confidence that ILM would have his department in order, or some such phrase. Guess that puts this all to bed then. Nothing to worry about.....

rico sorda said...

BB

Good work. how come they got it so wrong with this report. This is Lennys email

From: Lenny Harper <>
To: Matthew Corbin <>
Cc: maria.fuller
Sent: Tuesday, 31 May, 2011 18:14:15
Subject: Maxwell Versus DTI 1974


Although you have ignored my last few e mails it is only fair that I should give you the opportunity to comment on the notes of guidance below. This is an excerpt from an article published in the 'Practical Law Company' in December 2008 and was written by a partner in Field, Fisher, Waterhouse, and the Managing Director of Veritas. It relates to the need in investigations such as yours to contact anyone likely to be criticised and to give them the right of reply and to correct any factual inaccuracies. It arises from the Maxwell v DTI appeal case of 1974 where it was held to be against natural justice for this process not to be followed.

I have copied it into the case worker dealing with my complaint at the ICAEW.


They were under orders why else would it be so hashed

rs

Anonymous said...

Either ethics matter or they don't. They can't have it both ways. It really looks like BDO figured they owed this unethical gift in gratitude to the SOJ.

rico sorda said...

"Either ethics matter or they don't. They can't have it both ways. It really looks like BDO figured they owed this unethical gift in gratitude to the SOJ."

Spot on

We have a serious Child Abuse Cover up going on in Jersey and my guess is it starts at the Law Office

rs

Anonymous said...

Rico

You are beginning to resemble the Washington Post reporters who exposed the Watergate scandal. Have you read their book, "All the President's Men?" You would relate to their experiences.

voiceforchildren said...

So just how independent from the States are BDO/Alto? They've clearly been given work by them on a number of occasions. Why did they treat Lenny Harper differently from JHT? The whole lot just stinks, and BBC Radio Jersey's headline "news" story is let's all talk jersey french! Just priceless.

Anonymous said...

PART 1.

BDO Alto Jersey,has a very cosy relation ship with the Jersey Government and no doubt wants to continue to receive lucrative work from them.

The Financing of the enquiry started with the Ministers,

Blank cheque’ promise for police investigation

UNLIMITED resources will be made available to police investigating the discovery of a child’s remains at Haut de la Garenne, ministers have promised.

At an emergency Council of Ministers meeting yesterday, ministers agreed to provide a ‘blank cheque’ to police and prosecutors.

Funding is not an issue, the police will get whatever they need,’ said Chief Minister Frank Walker.

http://www.thisisjersey.com/2008/02/26/blank-cheque-promise-for-police-investigation/

Then into the frame came the chief accountant in charge of home affairs spending, Mr Austin Vautier and the lead investigating officer DCO Lenny Harper.

Both were involved in some way regarding the spending needed to carry out Operation Rectangle otherwise known as the Haut de Le Garenne child abuse investigation otherwise it could not have progressed.

The BDO Alto Jersey report.

In a report commissioned by Home affairs Minister Le Marquand and Mr Austin Vautier and carried out by BDO Alto Jersey in a quest to put the spending of the investigation under the microscope. Mr Austin Vautier as chief accountant for the department would have been questioned. Is he not conflicted also being the paymaster ?

No matter, lets get to the truth, so of course the investigation leader DCO Harper was interviewed right.

Actually wrong BDO did not ask him a question not even a very small question, nope nothing, but mentioned him several times as you would expect being the leading police officer in charge of the investigation.

Continued.

Anonymous said...

PART 2.

This is of course against all ethical and professionals rules as laid out by the Accountant’s ruling body named as ICAEW.

I have read through some of the ethics and rules on their website it is all beaming with honest and full of integrity, this confirms the excellent post above which clearly states.

Extract from the ICAEW codes of practise:

"110 Integrity

110.1 The principle of integrity imposes an obligation on all professional accountants to be straightforward and honest in all professional and business relationships. Integrity also implies fair dealing and truthfulness.

It follows that a professional accountant's advice and work must be uncorrupted by self-interest and not be influenced by the interests of other parties.

http://ricosorda.blogspot.com/2011/06/hollywood-harper-bdo-alto-8.html?showComment=1307570128934#c1761891459629812455

Is BDO getting a reputation for cosy relationships ?

Investors in Allen Stanford’s (Alleged) Ponzi Scheme Sue BDO

Nearly two years after Texas financier Allen Stanford was indicted in an alleged massive Ponzi scheme, investors have just filed a $10 billion proposed class action suit against his auditor—the giant accounting firm BDO. The suit—filed Thursday in federal court in Dallas—says BDO did not only aid and abet the $7 billion dollar fraud…it was a “co-conspirator.”

“BDO’s cozy relationship with the Stanford Financial Group was steeped in conflicts of interest and required ongoing deceptive and duplicitous manipulation of the facts to allow the Ponzi scheme’s exponential growth for over a decade,” the complaint says. “The result of this deception is the loss of thousands of investors’ life savings

http://goingconcern.com/2011/05/investors-in-allen-stanfords-alleged-ponzi-scheme-sue-bdo/

AND.

Date: Monday, January 31, 2011, 2:37pm Related:
Accounting & Consulting

“BDO Seidman’s apparent culture of ignoring its public duty is shameful, and this jury recognized that and acted appropriately,”

Miami-based accounting firm BDO Seidman lost a jury verdict Monday over claims that it was negligent in its auditing of a defunct real estate company.

The jury awarded $36 million in compensatory damages.

http://www.bizjournals.com/southflorida/news/2011/01/31/batchelor-wins-lawsuit-against-bdo.html

Anonymous.

GeeGee said...

Hopefully too Rico, some of that volume of traffic to your site and the others are by virtue of the leaflets that were handed out at the Anti Child Abuse Rally in Trafalgar Square last weekend, which was understood to be a very successful event, with a large number of leaflets being distributed the length and breadth of the British Isles.

The story of this cover-up and its continuation with all the associated shambles such as BDO Alto is bound to make the most riveting reading to those who have followed the links to the blogs mentioned.

Nessuna ritirata - Nessuna resa - ever!

Anonymous said...

In reference to the comment at 3:48 PM, too bad Lenny Harper and Graham Power can't file a lawsuit against BDO in America. $36 million in compensatory damages would be a nice gesture in reward for being good cops in a bad place. They should be able to prove a case against BDO by those standards and perhaps against ICAEW, should they continue to shirk their duty.

Anonymous said...

William Bailhache was Stuart's judge? Either this is so grave an illegal act it should bring outside attention or Bailhache is certain no one will ever call him on it. If UK ignores this, they cannot be said to oversee any aspect of C.I. compliance with western standards, much less their own legendary standards of Common Law. History and law professors around the world teach that English Common Law was one of the greatest gifts to the world. Why should only Jersey be exempt from Common Law protections used in even many third world countries today?

rico sorda said...

Jersey is one crazy place . The Bailhache boys are the "Jersey Dons" . They are the power, WB is the main man now.

Only when they are both removed might this beautiful Island have a chance

rs

Anonymous said...

Time to write the book?

Anonymous said...

You forgot about Birt, Rico, he is the real obstacle.

Ian Evans said...

Common Law is making a massive comeback in Jersey - I guarantee it - :)

Anonymous said...

Two great concepts that have gone global: the Principles of British Common Law and the concept of "No Taxation Without Representation"

Ian Evans said...

Ian likes that last comment :)

rico sorda said...

I hope to be blogging on sunday with the latest news

rs

Anonymous said...

Two great concepts that have gone global: the Principles of British Common Law and the concept of "No Taxation Without Representation"

Where would Jersey be without those? Oh,yeah. Where it is now?

Anonymous said...

Rico,

You havnt told us much about your coversation/e-mail exchange with ILM this week?

Anonymous said...

Investors around the world need to know that BDO has been shown in court to be corruptible and to then take notice that ICAEW does not automatically abide by their own stated code of conduct in ameliorating that corruption.

Word verification: Leakin

Elle

Anonymous said...

Jersey is a common law jurisdiction, the problem is SOJinc. ignore it and operate in commercial law and admiralty

the difference is this, i dont want civil rights or human rights, i want and will have my inalienable rights anything else is a stitch up

civil rights and human rights are conceived and written by lawyers to deprive us of our inalienable rights

article 8(2) of ECHR tells us the government can take away human rights for various reasons

our inalienable rights can never be taken away, only given away

cyril

rico sorda said...

Rico,

You havnt told us much about your coversation/e-mail exchange with ILM this week?

I will be doing an update on Sunday as I want to keep my readers fully up to date on what is going on. This will include Senator Le Marquands reply

rs

Ian Evans said...

A REMINDER OF WHY WE DO THIS

Ian Evans said...

JERSEY'S PISS POT POLICE FORCE

Anonymous said...

This quote bears repeating here. It was posted by Boaty Boy on Planet Jersey.
“ 'Truth comes as conqueror only to those who have lost the art of receiving it as friend.'

-Rabindranath Tagore"

Elle

Ian Evans said...

ANOTHER ALLEGED JERSEY RAPIST

Anonymous said...

Rico,

Do you believe there is really a UK super injunction against reporting on the corruption in Jersey?

Chelloise