Sunday, June 12, 2011

HOLLYWOOD HARPER??? BDO Alto .9




Senator Le Marquand






Accounting Officer Steve Austin Vautier




Now is the time to be looking at Senator Ian Le Marquands role in the " BDO Alto" affair.




Scrutiny will be looking at this.  It will be chaired by one of the decent politicians Deputy T Pitman





 Senator Le Marquand took over as Home Affairs Minister at the end of 2008 




As well as the Wiltshire Investigations we also had "BDO Alto."  These reports have turned into a Farce. The actions of the Home Affairs Minister SHOULD have been halted by the 53 members of the States Chamber. 



The Former Chief of Police Graham Power was serving his suspension during 2009 and up until his retirement in July 2010. For this reason The Home Affairs Minister had to remain 'Neutral' aka a 'Jersey type Neutral' with regard to all investigations. And what of Austin Vautier?  Was he interviewed regarding the Independent report he help set up?



One of the problems the Home Affairs Minister is now having concerning  the BDO Report are the words  "Commission" and "Engagement" 




I have no doubt there were communications between the Home Affairs Dept and BDO Alto. This probably happened the way ILM describes it in his email reproduced below. What really interests me is when did they start work on their report ?.  I might have thrown the Minister by using the word "Commissioned" but I believe he new what  I meant.




The forwarding letter from the Finished BDO Alto Report dated  May 2010  is very clear and concise on this point. It says and I quote: 





Dear Sirs

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. 


This report was prepared in connection with your wider review of the management of the Historical Child Abuse Enquiry, specifically to provide some assurance that resources have been used efficiently and effectively.


Looking at the above I would say it Is quite clear. The report has been commissioned the TOR's have been finalised  everyone is happy  the report gets underway. If im reading this wrong then please point it out.



"Engagement  Letter" what  exactly is it? Looking at the deffinition below its quite straight forward.  The Engagement Letter/ Contract was signed and ready to go on the 29th September 2009 - How David Rose wrote his piece on the 4th October 2009 is ludicrous unless he knew the information he was being leaked would end up in the forth coming report. Reason enough not to muddy the waters by "Engaging"   Harper or Power and hence a nice cozy one sided report to fit their egenda 




Engagement Letter




What Does Engagement Letter Mean?

A written agreement to perform services in exchange for compensation. Engagement letters are traditionally used by certain professional service firms, particularly in the fields of finance, accounting, law and consulting to define the specifics of the business relationship. Normally, the letter is sent by the service firm to an officer of the engaging company. Once the officer has signed the engagement letter, the letter serves as a contract.




Investopedia explains Engagement Letter

Since an engagement letter serves the same purposes as a traditional contract, it is important to carefully lay out the scope of the engagement, any contingencies that must be addressed, completion deadlines, and compensation arrangements. Ensuring that these details are correct at the outset helps to avoid costly misunderstandings later on in the assignment. Since an engagement letter is more informal by its nature, it can be a good way to establish a written agreement where the parties would otherwise be reluctant to enter into a full contract.




Now for the emails. Its Important to revisit the repy's ILM has given Lenny Harper concerning the BDO so we can build up a picture;





From: Ian Le Marquand
To: Lenny Harper
Sent: Tuesday, 17 May, 2011 18:52:51
Subject: RE: BDO and my Wiltshire Statement

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If this e-mail has been sent in error, please notify us immediately and delete this document. Please note the legal disclaimer which appears at the end of this message.

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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.




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.   







From: rico sorda 


Subject: BDO Alto


To: i.lemarquand@gov.je, jon.gripton@bbc.co.u


Cc: j.hilton@gov.je, j.lef@gov.je, j.lesueurgallichan@gov.je, j.macon@gov.je, j.reed@gov.je, "jep" , "Jim Perchard" , A.Breckon@gov.je, a.dupre@gov.je, a.green@gov.je, a.jeune@gov.je, "ben queree" , "Ben Shenton" , "Bob Hill" , c.egre@gov.je, "Daniel Wimberley" , dsimon@jerseyeveningpost.com, f.cohen@gov.je, "Francis" , "Sarah Ferguson" , g.southern@gov.je, "roy herissier" , i.gorst@gov.je, k.lewis@gov.je, k.vibert@gov.je, l.norman@gov.je, m.tadier@gov.je, news@channeltv.co.uk, p.leclaire@gov.je, p.ozouf@gov.je, "Paul Routier" , "Sean Power" , s.crowcroft@gov.je, s.yates@gov.je, t.vallois@gov.je, mr.higgins@gov.je, t.pitman@gov.je

Date: Monday, 6 June, 2011, 21:21



Dear Home Affairs Minister


During May 2010 you released 3 reports into the Historical Child Abuse investigation. Two were from Wiltshire and 1 was from BDO Alto.


Now, we all know how all disciplinary proceedings were dropped against former Chief of Police Graham Power QC regarding the Wiltshire Investigation yet in this shining beacon of democracy still managed to character assassinate  his reputation with the help of the local media and foot stamping politicians.




NOW WE COME TO A VERY SERIOUS ISSUE CONCERNING THE BDO ALTO REPORT



Senator Le Marquand, how did a report you Commissioned on the 29th September 2009 (BDO Alto) appear heavily quoted by Child Abuse Denier David Rose on the 4th October 2009 in his Daily Mail article? I find this staggering. 


Let us just remind ourselves about the background of the BDO report and also let us not forget that this was the report used by the local media for the whole 'Hollywood Harper".



 This is the forwarding letter from BDO.




Dear Sirs

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. 


This report was prepared in connection with your wider review of the management of the Historical Child Abuse Enquiry, specifically to provide some assurance that resources have been used efficiently and effectively.


Whilst previously commissioned Internal Audit reports have endorsed the financial controls over the authorisation , completeness, validity, accuracy and timelines of recording expenditure, the issues of the use of resources has not been addressed and that is the purpose of this review.


We do not, in preparing this report and giving any opinions stated herein, accept or assume responsibility for any other purpose or to any other person to whom it is shown or into whose hands it may come save as expressly agreed by our prior written consent. I f others choose to rely on the contents of this report, they do so entirely at their own risk.


The scope of our work is set out in our engagement letter and summarised  within the Terms of Reference on page 4.


We emphasise that our enquires would not necessarily disclose all matters of significance to you relating to financial management of the Operation Rectangle investigation . We have not carried out any audit work on the financial information included in our report and express no opinion thereon .


We present and comment on the projected financial expenditure expected to be incurred in this investigation which are solely the responsibility of SOJP and Home Affairs . Since projected results relate to the future , actual circumstances frequently do not occur as expected . The difference may be material.


The accounting officer and Finance Director of Home Affairs reviewed a draft copy of this report.Their comments have been reflected , where we deem relevant , in this report


Yours faithfully


BDO Alto ltd



so, how come 5 days later David rose produced this in the daily mail?



I would like to know how this has happened. 






Someone is telling lies, it doesn't stack up




http://ricosorda.blogspot.com/2011/05/hollywood-harper.html 





Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1217863/Bungled-Jersey-child-abuse-probe-branded-20million-shambles.html#ixzz1ORHGH3sG







From: Ian Le Marquand

Subject: RE: BDO Alto

To: "'rico sorda'" 

Date: Wednesday, 8 June, 2011, 14:33


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If this e-mail has been sent in error, please notify us immediately and delete this document. Please note the legal disclaimer which appears at the end of this message.

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Dear Mr. Sorda, I am afraid that you have misunderstood something here. You say that I commissioned the BDO Alto report on 29th September 2009 but I have a ministerial decision which was signed on 26th February 2009 endorsing the undertaking of an external review of the efficient and effective use of resources incurred by the States of Jersey Police Historical Child Abuse Enquiry by BDO Alto. That Ministerial decision indicates that I was endorsing the review because the decision to have the review was made first by my predecessor Deputy Andrew Lewis. I do not know why BDO Alto made reference to an engagement letter dated 29th September 2009 because they were instructed and started work months before then. Apart from the existence of the ministerial decision, it should be obvious to you that the report could not come into existence in such a short period and my department will have correspondence in relation to the initial instructions and terms of reference which were sent to BDO Alto. If it helps you then I will get my staff to find those and I can then give you the dates of the relevant instruction letters. If you eventually accept that what I am saying is correct then I would be grateful to you if you could set the record straight with copies of that acknowledgement to all those who received your initial e-mails. I will confine myself to copying this to Deputy Roy Le Herissier who mentioned this to me today. Yours sincerely, Ian Le Marquand.





From: rico sorda 


Subject: RE: BDO Alto


To: "Ian Le Marquand"

Cc: "roy herissier"

Date: Wednesday, 8 June, 2011, 17:39


Dear Senator


The BDO Alto report was used in trashing the Historical Abuse Investigation. Now, if they cant get the date of when they started right then what of their report? Let me also inform you that BDO Alto never contacted the former Chief of Police nor his SIO to give the report a counter balance.  Senator,  go to page 1 of the BDO report and read the forwarding letter, it sounds pretty straight forward to me. 


I have no doubt discussions went on previous but according to BDO they started on the 29th September 2009 surly they are not that incompetent Senator? 



it should be obvious to you that the report could not come into existence in such a short period "


Thats right Senator I wonder what could have happened? How did the Child Abuse Denier David Rose quote the so called report? So accurate is his piece, he was leaked either from the SOJP or Home Affairs even before a report existed. Who was privy to such information?


This Report was used to trash a Child Abuse Investigation and your telling me they cant get  a date on page 1 right?



Nothing stacks up with this. Any information you have will be investigated and researched



Kind Regards 


Rico Sorda



This is what it says;


May 2010


The  Minister & Accounting Officer 


Dear Sirs

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. 

This report was prepared in connection with your wider review of the management of the Historical Child Abuse Enquiry, specifically to provide some assurance that resources have been used efficiently and effectively.

Kind Regards 



Rico Sorda






I have reproduced the emails above so we can get a good idea of what Ian Le Marquand is thinking.  At first he is very vague about the BDO report in his emails to Lenny Harper. He doesn't seem sure as to what his involvement is and cannot recall if he was involved in drafting the terms of reference.  Just how neutral were Ian Le Marquand and Steve Austin-Vautier (SAV) meant to be regarding this report being as SAV was the accounting officer during Operation Rectangle?  Ian Le Marquand is now trying to tell me that BDO Alto were working months before their engagement letter.  What I am getting from my investigations is something resembling a total joke.  The reason for this is that no one ever checks anything in Jersey, not the majority of politicians or the media.  It is for this reason that it is so easy to expose.


They never had to hide anything because the Jersey Media is in the pocket; Look what it says in David Roses article from the 4th October 2009



"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."



Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1217863/Bungled-Jersey-child-abuse-probe-branded-20million-shambles.html#ixzz1P35BfKAP


Shocking state of Affairs



Rico Sorda


Team Voice



38 comments:

Anonymous said...

It seems admin. Typo's.type excuses are the lamest excuses a caught out, members of this Government can come up with.

The chief executive of all Gov.executives Mr Ogley could not instruct a secretary to take minutes in a meeting with the Chief of Police and scribbled the minutes himself. Hardly convincing.

In the terms of reference regarding Napier the important( part d) regarding G. Power,was accidentally omitted due to an admin error, but never spotted or replaced. Hardly convincing.

Now we are told that an important letter from a forensic accountant BDO Alto was dated wrongly. Hardly convincing

Next they will be telling us that GST won't be increased.

Do they really think we are all that dumb?

In reality, what choice did Senator Ian Le Marquand have, it is the only excuse that partly fits, and documents are easily backdated or invented.

Minister Le Marquand your words are no longer trusted, resign.

Anonymous.

Anonymous said...

Rico, a key fact to uncover is why BDO didn't contact Lenny during the course of their work.

There are 3 possibilities:

1. It didn't occur to them or they couldn't be bothered to make the effort.

2. They tried but were unable to contact Lenny.

3. Their TOR prevented them from doing so - either explicitly or "off the record".

If BDO are investigated by the ICAEW, they will have to explain themselves in a way that ILM doesn't. This may be the only way we will ever get to learn of the true TOR under which this engagement was accepted.

Anonymous said...

Why do you bother copying in Channel TV and the JEP into your aggresive e-mails if you think they are so biased?

voiceforchildren said...

Rico.

With the documented evidence you have provided in this series, it looks like an open and shut case. The silence of the "discredited" media is deafening. BBC Jersey are now, in my opinion, in the same ranks as the JEP and CTV.

It's encouraging to know Deputy Pitman is going to look at this through Scrutiny, and that Mr. Harper is willing to give evidence. It's about time Mr. Harper was given some kind of an official voice. At least his testimony will be documented for the history books to show how the media of the day, were at best, sh1te, and at worst complicit in the worst cover up in history.

rico sorda said...

"Why do you bother copying in Channel TV and the JEP into your aggresive e-mails if you think they are so biased?"

Because Child Abuse and the Covering up of Child Abuse is very serious. They, like everyone else in this sorry mess have questions to answer. CTV won an award for what exactly? On the 15th July 2010 the JEP ran with the BDO Report like it was the 4th of July minus the independence. They Jersey Media should be included in the TOR for a committee of enquiry.

They are being challenged for the first time by citizen media

rs

rico sorda said...

On page 6 of the BDO report is states; "As previously reported, we have not had the opportunity to discuss the content of this Report with ex SIO -Lenny Harper"

Why not?

rs

Anonymous said...

On page 6 of the BDO report is states; "As previously reported, we have not had the opportunity to discuss the content of this Report with ex SIO -Lenny Harper"

Why not?

THEY WERE TOLD NOT TO.

Anonymous said...

" it should be obvious to you that the report could not come into existence in such a short period "

Thats right Senator I wonder what could have happened? How did the Child Abuse Denier David Rose quote the so called report? So accurate is his piece, he was leaked either from the SOJP or Home Affairs even before a report existed. Who was privy to such information?


You are seriously catching them out.

Anonymous said...

Extract from the forwarding letter from BDO ( placed above )

The accounting officer and Finance Director of Home Affairs reviewed a draft copy of this report.

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

This is confirmation that Steve Austin Vautier had a heavy input into the report unfortunately SIO Lenny Harper was allowed none.

Anonymous.

Anonymous said...

The more evidence you publish the more it becomes apparent that Mike Bowron should be sending Dave Minty and Chris Beechey round to Le Marquand's bunker and arresting him.

Anonymous said...

There is no doubt that David Rose has a bad name, as a journalist.

He was either bought, by the establishment, or became interested in "the Jersey goings on" because he had sussed them out and knew that they were easy money?!

Ian Evans said...

Hi Rico, the following quote portraying the meaning of an 'engagement letter' is taken from my "new" book, Black's Law Dictionary :)

ENGAGEMENT LETTER
"A document identifying the scope of a professional's services to a client and outlining the respective duties and responsibilities of both."

Hope this was helpful as Black's Law Dictionary is the 'written gospel' when it comes to LAW.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps if you check dates of different official authorization duties by Mr. Austin-Vautier with the statements and memories of Lenny Harper and Graham Power, you will find a time line of possible events. They aren't smart enough to have covered all their tracks yet because they always expect to get away with these things unchecked. ILM is making it all up and you will continue to trap him in his own words since SAV will probably have a somewhat conflicting motivation. Excellent work once again.

Anonymous said...

"There is no doubt that David Rose has a bad name, as a journalist."

Yes, and if you need someone in the national media to lie to the public about pedophiles, who else would you call? The problem with this hack is he is protected by Uk government for helping them lie about their evidence in the lead up to the Iraq War.

That's why citizens media and international media outside of Jersey and the UK is so important to the Jersey child abuse story.

rico sorda said...

Im not publishing any comments ref Stuart Syvret & Deputy Pitman. I have a lot of respect for both of these individuals. They both have blogs and can fight it out their.

I cant afford to be distracted from the real issue

Exposing the Child Abuse Cover -up

rs

rico sorda said...

----- Reply message -----
From: "Ian Le Marquand"
Date: Wed, May 11, 2011 10:31
Subject: My Wiltshire Statement - SECOND REQUEST
To: "'Lenny Harper'"


Dear Mr. Harper, the answer to your request is a simple no. I originally took the view that it was quite sufficient for the Wiltshire reports and the BDO Alto reports to go into the public domain because they were independant reports

Senator Le Marquand must take full responsibility for those actions. He released those Reports. He is the one who dropped all disciplinary actions against Graham Powwer. What happened between him and the local media is shocking. It was all one sided, they have denied Graham Power and Lenny Harper any form of redress.

The shut down of the Child Abuse Investigation became public on May 9th 2008

rs

Anonymous said...

[The accounting officer and Finance Director of Home Affairs reviewed a draft copy of this report.]

When did this take place, before or after David Rose was leaked an interim report!!!

Anonymous said...

I hope everyone is watching "All the President's Men" and thinking of you and the courageous Jersey bloggers. It ties right in to what you are doing.

Ian Evans said...

Something For The Good Guys

rico sorda said...

Team Voice had a very good meeting with part of the Home Affairs Scrutiny Panel this evening. We outlined our major concerns regarding the BDO Alto Report. This is about finding answers to the serious issues raised from the Minister for Home Affairs and his department.

I want to keep the readers as up to date as I can about what is going on. The reason we must find the answers is simple, the Report was used in trashing a Child Abuse Investigation.

The fact that Lenny Harper was never contacted in the making of this report is unforgivable and we must find out why.

Team Voice are doing all we can in finding the Truth behind this Report


rs

Ian Evans said...

ODDBALLS OR SCREWBALLS?

Ian Evans said...

Stuart Hits The Royal Court

Ian Evans said...

I THOUGHT YOU SHOULD SEE THIS!

Anonymous said...

Waltzes, as in the Waltz dance with an "es" on the end.
A waltzer is a fairground ride :)
Chin up lad, doing sterling work there!

voiceforchildren said...

Rico.

SERIOUS COMPLAINT 3

Anonymous said...

Glad Dep Pitman is to chair the scrutiny. one of the decent politicians as you say.

Anonymous said...

All decent politicians need to focus on the most important things now - what you and the VFC blog have posted here. Everything else pales in comparison. The decent politicians should ask all those they represent to read the blogs. An informed citizenry is required of good democracy and there is a change coming either way with these disclosures.

rico sorda said...

We just keep on asking the questions. I put people who cover up child abuse on the same level as the Abusers. We must have the answers.

rs

Anonymous said...

People who cover up child abuse are on the same level as abusers because they allow it to continue, making them directly responsible for repeats acts of abuse. They allow Jersey to avoid addressing how common these disgusting crimes are and how horrific the life-long impact on victims. They allow abusers to trust that they will never be punished. They make abused children grow up to believe nobody cares and they create mistrust of all authority. How do all these cover up merchants justify what they do? They are as bad as Nazi collaborators in my opinion.

Ian Evans said...

AND....Speaking of the Jersey MSM?

rico sorda said...

Dear Readers

As you can imagine I have been very busy on the 'BDO Alto' Report over these past weeks can I thank everyone who has clicked on and taken an Interest, the numbers have been quite staggering. I might slip the odd different blog posting in as we go along but I will be concentrating mainly on BDO.

This pastime of mine which includes researching, investigating and writing a Blog will not be stopping anytime soon. This week I found my self in a new situation. I was sat in front of a Scrutiny panel plus civil servant explaining my concerns about the BDO Report how it was used and the questions that need answering. Later in the week I will be posting about the meeting and how we are moving forward.

I have said that Lenny Harper needs to give evidence. Now, this can be done on a conference call or Video Link we live in a modern world and he must have his say. The 'BDO' was used to trash a Child Abuse Investigation it doesn't get more serious than that.

This could have implications concerning the 'COI'

Im also still trying to get an answer from Senator ILM about his unfounded allegations against Graham Power that is discussed in part 2 of my Interview on VFC.

I still believe that it is through Graham Power & Lenny Harper that we will find and expose this Cover-up

rs

voiceforchildren said...

Rico.

Part 2 INTERVIEW

Anonymous said...

Let's hope you're right and that it is through Graham Power & Lenny Harper that we will find and expose this cover-up, but Stuart's court appeals may also be helped by their related exposures. It is a combination that should finally establish the need for real outside supervision and the complete clean out of the Jersey system. That is one possible, if optimistic, hope.

Of course if dreams come true for the deserving, the abuse survivors would see both justice and compensation, not to mention apologies from all who had cast doubt on their word. Lenny, Graham and Stuart would have their own names cleared and be well compensated for their suffering and for their future bestselling books. You and the other bloggers of truth would be the paid working journalists for local media, and the currently "discredited" media would apologize to everyone above and to the entire island for being such lying tools of oppression.

As everywhere else, there would still be bad people doing bad things but they could be fairly investigated, ethically prosecuted and legally prevented from harming anyone else. The SOJ and Civil Service would have the same transparency as the rest of the modern world, instead of treating their day-to-day hiring contract decisions, investigations and financial transactions as if they were all national security secrets.

rico sorda said...

There is another twist concerning Wiltshire and BDO. I will be blogging about it tonight. This is a real beauty.

rs

Ian Evans said...

PLANNING CORRUPTION - THE SILENCE IS DEAFENING

Anonymous said...

Can't wait.

Ian Evans said...

THE THIEVERY & LIES CONTINUE

Anonymous said...

AT LAST !!!!!!! Congratulations Rico.
Radio Jersey gave the Bdo inquiry a mention in Saturdays 6am news.
I imagine that Matthew (Censor) Price must be seething,allthough it didnt show in his voice as he read the the uncensored shipping forecast.
No mention in the 0630 news?

Where real investigators lead MSM follows.