• PJ

    It is the responsibility of the IG office to audit CNCS grantees. I am surprised and disappointed that CNCS is discounting the IG’s report. This is verification that the Administration needs to make staffing CNCS a priority – filling the key positions with people who prescribe to the Administration’s values and principles.

  • Jane

    “This is verification that the Administration needs to make staffing CNCS a priority – filling the key positions with people who prescribe to the Administration’s values and principles.”

    Eventually, you will learn.

    Underenforcement is a valuable tool to maintain rich friends. That’s the principle.

  • Tom F

    The Roar of the Politician.

  • Tony

    The article explicity states that Nicola Goren is acting CEO of CNCS. She is an Obama appointee, so hanging onto pipe dreams that this administration has the values and principles to stand by this IG is a waste of time. Two audits detailing grocery lists of abuses, plus the obvious conclusion that these millions of dollars are simply going into CUNY’s general funds and the administration fires the IG: overwhelming.

  • Jane

    Tony, not only the funding, but the suggestion that funds be returned, creates a scary possible precedent for these private/public “partnerships.” They are almost designed to be defrauded, certainly designed to promote fraud, and act much like a slush fund for political supporters. The Administration is rife with urbanites experienced in the machinations of dodgy charity foundations and government/urban public programs. It is a game. I remember Blago complaining his wife did not get a sinecure with a foundation, a not uncommon way to launder money to male politicians (could be reverse with spouses too.) The reason for this quick firing was to send a message and cross fingers no one notice. If the issue was only the propriety of Walpin talking to a news paper once about another case, it would never succeed with Congress, because the obvious response would be “why not give him a reprimand or warning?” Walpin’s fatal flaw is that he proved himself competent at his job.