Wednesday, November 9, 2011
HOLLYWOOD HARPER??? BDO Alto .27
In the next 24/48 hours the Home Affairs Scrutiny Sub Panel should be releasing their report into the BDO Review.
I approached the Home Affairs Scrutiny Panel for one obvious reason. I had some very serious and grave concerns relating to the BDO Report that was used by our local State Media to Trash the Investigation into decades long Child Abuse "Operation Rectangle."
Some of them are laid out in this posting
I did this knowing full well that I would be in the firing line of the lunatic fraternity that persists in Jersey.
What came out in the Scrutiny Hearings took me by surprise. I had no idea of the can of worms I was opening.
We, at Team Voice, do this because we care about the people who suffered horrific abuse in the care of the States of Jersey.
Staying quiet is not an option
Never be afraid to ask the questions
We await the panels findings.
OPERATION RECTANGLE - REVIEW OF THE EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE USE OF RESOURCES
COST THE TAXPAYER £64,000
WAS ISSUED ON THE 13TH JULY 2010
This report appeared alongside the Wiltshire Report in May 2010. They were used by the Jersey Establishment including the Home Affairs Minister & it's "State Controlled Media" to Trash Operation Rectangle - The Investigation into Decades long Abuse in the Jersey Care Homes.
In May 2011- Voiceforchildren conducted an Interview with former DCO Lenny Harper about his expenses during Operation Rectangle. I heard him mention that he had not been asked by Wiltshire about his expenses/ financial control of Operation Rectangle in fact no one had asked him about these expenses.
When I heard this the first thing that jumped out at me was the BDO Report. I remembered it being released but it was overshadowed by the Wiltshire Report. It simply slipped under the radar.
I contacted Lenny Harper and asked him if he had been contacted by BDO who were looking into his use of finances.
His reply was "WHO WAS BDO"
I just couldn't believe that they hadn't contacted him
In May 2011 I began a series of posts labeled "Hollywood Harper????"
They can be read starting from here; HOLLYWOOD HARPER????
I started doing what any journalist with editorial freedom should have done. I started asking questions. Yes, can you believe it, I started asking questions. I became very alarmed at what I started uncovering.
The whole farcical JEP 6 page spread under the exploding headline of "Lavish lifestyle of Lenny Harper and his Officers." There can be no doubting the role the JEP has played in Covering-Up the Jersey "HCAE". This was also compounded by their backing of Sir Philip Bailhace in the current election & for position of Chief Minister. More on this sham later.
Abuses of office and democracy
Thursday 15th July 2010, 3:00PM BST.
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.
Then on June 6th whilst researching with Team Voice the bomb dropped.
ENTER JOURNALIST DAVID ROSE & D/SUPERINTENDENT MICK GRADWELL
What went on here was completely and utterly shocking
Mick Gradwell showed utter contempt to every Abuse Survivor in Jersey.
Even now I still cant comprehend the Abhorrent actions of this man.
According to Police Consultant Mike Kellett, the police consultant who worked on the BDO Alto Review, Mick Gradwell leaked confidential police information to the journalist who had spent since April 2008 trashing the Jersey Child Abuse Investiagation Daily Mail Journalist David Rose.
It got worse;
At the same time CTV ran a series of specials on the "HCAE" with the same running title as David Roses "20 million Shambles"
My main concerns were this. BDO didn't
1. Interview Lenny Harper & Graham Power
2. Quoted parts of Lenny Harpers confidential Wiltshire Statement
3. Parts of the BDO Report Appeared in the Daily Mail 5 days after being engaged
4. To many to list
Here are parts of the evidence I gave at the Scrutiny Hearing.
This is the beginning of a number of posts Team Voice will be doing on the findings of the Panel.