Tuesday, November 15, 2005

STOLEN FUNDS and a MAN WHO WANTS to be MAYOR

STOLEN FUNDS and a MAN WHO WANTS to be MAYOR

Leading up to the final days of the Vancouver municipal campaign, I hope citizens of Vancouver will look closely at Jim Green. The man from the USA who wants to be Mayor and Chair of the Vancouver police board is at least according to others, "a very shady character".

Today, I released documents about Jim Green's years at DERA. I brought this information forward because, the women who should have brought this matter before the public, fears for her personal safety. This woman who I will name provided information on Jim Green and I had no other option than to disclose the details.

A looming question is whether this woman should fear Mr. Jim Green who hails from Alabama? I think Ms Sorensen should only fear for her safety if the information she has, continued to remain secret as it had for the last 12 years.

Ms Karen Sorensen was second-in-command to Mr. Green at DERA from 1991-1992. She and Mr. Green were the only two employees in management at DERA. The rest of the employees were members of the CUPE 1004 Union.

Ms Sorensen provided me a letter written by Jim Green to her from September, 1992. In the letter, Mr. Green acknowledges his partial repayment of a loan he secured from his employee, Ms Sorensen, totalling thousands of dollars. In the handwritten letter authored and signed by Jim Green, he thanks her for the loan she provided him in mid march of 1992. This is the exact same time period when the missing funds at DERA became publicly known.

Further, Ms Sorensen has gone to the Vancouver City Police last Thursday and spoke about her involvement and others who provided assistance to Mr. Green. She spoke about the covering up of $20,000 from DERA. Ms Sorensen attended the VPD Cambie St station with her legal counsel.

Ms Sorensen feels great shame, remorse and guilt over her particpation in this matter. She decided to address this missing funds at DERA because of Mr. Green's blatant attempts to become Mayor of this City.

Ms Sorensen is very clear about one thing. She wanted to protect the organization, DERA, which she worked for. She honestly believed that if this matter of Mr. Green's alleged involvement in the misappropriation of $20,000 came to light, the organization which assisted poor people would no doubt lose all credibility and quite possibly all its funding.

After Mr. Green approached Ms Sorensen to assist him in what has been called "Abuse" in a City of Vancouver 1992 leaked report, which is now in the possession of this blogwriter--Ms Sorensen had grave concerns about assisting Mr Green. She waywardly believed by assisting Mr Green in re-paying the thousands of dollars taken from DERA in alleged unauthorized payroll advances--that she was doing the right thing. This cover-up was accomplished through the co-operation of a few others at DERA. Of course, the Police are now aware of this information.

Ms Sorensen believed once the funds were re-payed to DERA she could work with the puppet board put in place by Mr. Green to resolve the outstanding issue of whether Mr Green was suitable to remain as head of a publicly funded organization that assists poor people. Ms Sorensen and other employees of DERA allege that Mr. Green was responsible for the "ABUSE" of DERA public funds in 1992.

Ms Sorensen never got the chance to address this with the board in 1992, since Mr. Green fired her two months later in May after receiving from her this generous loan of thousands of dollars.

A few looming questions remains:

1) Should Mr Green be the leader of a beautiful Canadian City when his past clearly demonstrates he has not coped well around financial and public trust issues in his working life here in Canada?

2) Does Mr Green not see the error of his ways in asking an employee who he has enormous control over to loan him thousands of dollars? Doesn't he see that this goes right to the heart of questionable ethics, abuse of power and authority?

Citizens, if you wish to comment please do. Or better yet call me. Don't let this matter rest. Justice even if its 12 years late in arriving should nevertheless prevail!

Jamie Lee Hamilton
tricia_foxx@yahoo.com
(604) 781-3361

17 Comments:

At 3:25 PM, Anonymous Jamie Grasps At Straws said...

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At 9:29 PM, Anonymous Jamie Can't Hold Down A Job said...

Jamie, do you work for a living?

 
At 10:23 PM, Blogger Jamie Lee Hamilton said...

What a joke Jim Green supporters are!

 
At 3:39 PM, Anonymous Jamie thinks Jim was into her at one point. Reality check honey, take off the broken crown. said...

So you don't have a steady job then do you?

You talk about Jim Green stealing funds, how long have you been living off the means of others?


I dare you to post your resume.
Alot of people work AND volunteer. They don't usually try to glorify their existence by stating how much good volunteer work they have done at every drunken dance event around town.

So lets see your work experience. Prove something towards those of which you hope to serve.

 
At 3:47 PM, Blogger Jamie Lee Hamilton said...

I dare you to post your name Jim Green Supporter

 
At 6:12 PM, Anonymous Michael Hornby said...

I asked you first.

Oh, and you shouldn't assume I'm a Jim Green supporter. Could care less actually.

 
At 7:19 PM, Blogger Jamie Lee Hamilton said...

My Resume is on my website. Look at it Michael. Are you the Michael Hornby that owns the Male Whorehouses F212 and M2M?

 
At 8:15 PM, Anonymous Michael Hornby said...

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At 10:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Couple of questions about this:

- Did any other DERA employees have pay advances at the time? If so, who were they and how much did they owe? Did they also pay their advances back?

- How did the pay advances come to light?

- Did Jim Green completely pay back his advance? If not, how much did he pay back?

- Did anyone at the time consider bringing in the police to investigate the matter? If so, why were they not brought in?

 
At 10:41 AM, Blogger Jamie Lee Hamilton said...

Two other employees besides a third took pay advances. This issue came to light through the Auditor Norm Jang.

According to a City Staff report just leaked from 1992, the money was never re-covered.

According to the leaked City of Vancouver memo, the police were not brought in because there was no chance or recovery of the misappropriation of $20,000.

Mr. Jim Green stated at the time that the issue was a Labour Management Issue and He (Jim Green) signed a confidentiality agreement never to disclose the matter.

 
At 10:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two other employees besides a third took pay advances. This issue came to light through the Auditor Norm Jang.

How much were the other pay advances? Were they ever paid back? Who were the other employees?

According to a City Staff report just leaked from 1992, the money was never re-covered.

But in you post you indicate that Green's loan was at least partially repaid. How much did he pay back, and how much was repaid by the other employees?

According to the leaked City of Vancouver memo, the police were not brought in because there was no chance or recovery of the misappropriation of $20,000.

I'm afraid that doesn't make much sense. Criminal investigations are not based on whether the alleged thief can repay or not, they're based on whether a crime took place. Did any of the DERA staff or management want the police brought in?

 
At 11:46 AM, Blogger Jamie Lee Hamilton said...

Jim Green who was the boss stated that the Police would not be Brought in. Go get the City of Vancouver Memo if you want to know the facts. Go to the police.

 
At 12:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not even sure of who at the police department I would contact about this, and was asking here because you have posted about it, have invited comment, and because your post about this issue seems to omit a lot of detail that is pertinent to whether these funds were stolen or not.

For example, I'm still not sure from your responses if Green has paid back this figure of $20,000. Nor is it clear if there were other monies aside from this $20,000 figure that went missing.

Do you not know the answers to these, or are you under an obligation to not to reveal them? Is there another source for this information that might clear up some of these details?

 
At 3:03 PM, Blogger Jamie Lee Hamilton said...

hello b

 
At 3:12 PM, Blogger Jamie Lee Hamilton said...

Hi if you are interested in this why not start with a FOI request from the City for this leaked report. I'm not about to release information to an anonymous poster here.

Moreover there is clear proof from the 1992 City report that $20,000 was taken from DERA.

Why not aask Jim Green your questions. After all he is running for Mayor. Ask him if the stolen funds were re-paid.

 
At 4:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why not ask Jim Green your questions. After all he is running for Mayor. Ask him if the stolen funds were re-paid.

I was just asking because you posted the issue under the title "stolen funds," and thought that you could supply the information that might disttinguish between "stolen funds" and "repaid advances."

I'm not about to release information to an anonymous poster here.

Fair enough, although you should probably be aware that when posting things like this on a blog, your entire reading audience is anonymous. And you did invite comments.

As the questions I have that would clear this issue up in my mind seem to go beyond the bounds of what you're able to say, I'll drop the issue here.

Thanks for your time spent answering the questions that you did, I appreciate it.

 
At 6:59 PM, Blogger Jamie Lee Hamilton said...

Hi Again,

The Distinction between Stolen Funds and Possible Repayment after the Stolen Funds remains this--A question of Breach of Trust. It doesn't matter if money is re-paid if it was unauthorized. Since Mr. Green has gone on the record by claiming the Funds to have been unauthorized, therefore the question is -- Is this Theft? For certain its a Breach of Trust. I'm not a Lawyer but after speaking to a number of them two key issues arise for Mr. Green. They are Breach of Trust and Breach of Fidicuary Duty and What his Role was in this.

After the election this will be persued and it will be.

I do welcome comments. I am uncertain whether I can answer all your questions since I'm not a Lawyer or Police Officer.

Good Luck
Jamie Lee

 

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