Word around town is that tomorrow, there will be indictments handed down from the Jefferson County District Attorney's office and the special grand jury that was impaneled to investigate BISD.
These indictments are said to be just the first in a line of indictments that are expected to be handed down by this grand jury. The ones tomorrow are said to be complicit in not only fraud and collusion, but they are said to have had a hand in creating and hiding monies that belongs to BISD. I have to say my curiosity is peaked.
Months ago, when the FBI first began its investigations and it came out that $4 million dollars had been embezzled, I heard a much larger number than that. The number I heard was closer to $16 million dollars, maybe even more. I also heard many other names than those who were eventually found to have taken the $4M...I can only think that some of those names may be indicted this week or indictments may be coming for them.
All I really know is that this will not be complete if the investigations and indictments do not touch the right people. If someone is left out because of connections, it will not bode well for the new DA. He has shown himself to be ethical so far, so we expect great things from him.
Word is also that there will be those in the Jefferson County Courthouse who will be affected by these indictments. We all know that things have been going on down there that are less than ethical, so we hope that those persons will feel the wrath as well.
I don't have any concrete knowledge about any of this....this is just little things I am hearing and reading and I always keep an ear out because I care about Beaumont and BISD. I just hope that now that the BOM is installed, things will soon be back on track. Getting to the bottom of the problems will be a tremendous help and part of that includes making sure those responsible for the gross mismanagement are held accountable.