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Community Comment # 3 // March 2, 2017
Clayton Evans of Anaconda writes:
The Department of Criminal Investigation is never short-staffed when they want to screw someone over!
Reply by Scoop Trooley:
I bet if they actually investigated, they would catch a lot more crooks than just the former CEO, which must be the real reason there is no investigation happening. Can you imagine if half the courthouse staff got arrested for tampering with public information, including County Attorney Ben Krakowka himself? That would require EXTRA staff members at the Department of Criminal Investigation.
Community Comment # 2 // February 28, 2017
Mark, a former resident of Anaconda, writes:
Can you shed any light on this nugget from the County Commission meeting minutes for Feb. 14, 2017:
Previous CEO Allegations:
“County Attorney Krakowka informed the Commission that the allegations regarding the previous CEO were turned over to the Attorney General’s office. The Attorney General turned over the information to the Department of Criminal Investigation. The Department has been short-staffed recently. Upon its review, the Department of Criminal Investigation declined further investigation into the allegations against the previous CEO due to being short-staffed.”
What were these allegations? Do you know?
Reply by Scoop Trooley:
Howdy Mark, it looks like other folks might have the same questions about this issue, judging from another comment posted below. I have limited information about this, and this is strictly hearsay at this point, but from what I gather, former CEO Connie Ternes-Daniels had an outside computer specialist come in to her government office, on her last day in office before Bill Everett took over as CEO.
Connie allegedly had this computer specialist completely wipe her government computer CLEAN… she allegedly left no programs, no data, NOTHING on her government computer for the newly elected CEO to see. She allegedly cleaned all the paperwork out of her office, too. There was allegedly not one page of a paper document or any computer data left in her office when the new CEO Bill Everett was sworn in.
Community Comment # 1 // February 27, 2017
Clayton Evans of Anaconda says:
Just wondering if it is true that Connie Daniels wiped some info off her computer with the help of a W.E.T. employee. The Montana Standard Editor told me it was looked into with no wrongdoing found. It is such a strong rumor in this town, you would think if it was, or if it wasn’t that The Montana Standard would put it to rest. Trying to destroy any public records is a crime, although here in Anaconda, the type of CRIME that never gets prosecuted, along with any misconduct of office, no grand juries on missing people (Helen Gracia) or people last seen with her in a vehicle, when a local bar closed up for the night.
DOUBLE STANDARD FOR SURE IN THIS COUNTY FOR MANY, MANY YEARS!