(October 17, 2012. El Centro) At the regular meeting of the IID Board of Directors Tuesday, October 16, the Board was presented with an IID Investigative Summary by ESI International, Inc., regarding the unauthorized access to computer data.
Emails have surfaced over the past couple of years involving IID Board President John Pierre Menvielle, IID General Counsel Jeff Garber, IID General Manager Kevin Kelley, and a local newspaper editor.
IID General Manager Kevin Kelley gave a prepared comment to address the summary.
The Board was not able to comment on the summary until the investigation is complete.
The content of the emails suggest Brown Act violations.
The IID Investigative Summary does not cover the suggested illegalities, but focuses on who may have accessed the emails and how they did it.
However, the attorney general and the DA been given direction to look at the content of the emails in regard to illegal activity.
There are those that feel that the emails are public since they were on an IID computer and IID is a public entity. They feel the emails show that a spyware software was installed to spy on employees and these emails prove this. The emails also show, according to those that passed them around , that the Brown Act was violated, and that there was Grand Jury tampering to protect the swing vote of the 3-2 majority. The swing vote, Anthony Sanchez,has resigned since he was videotaped beating his step-son in his back yard. He is to start trial on child abuse allegations. This vocal group think whoever copied the emails should be given Whistleblower status, in other words, protection against criminal charges since they say they exposed company wrongdoings.
The other side, those whose names were mentioned in the emails and generated the emails ,claim these emails were stolen and the computer with the emails was taken on false pretenses. They want the district attorney to look into criminal charges against the thief.