|CORRUPT SCHOOL BOARD TRUSTEE ELIAS GOOTZEIT|
|CORRUPT FORMER SCHOOL BOARD TRUSTEE DELIA FARQUHARSON|
|CORRUPT AND SHADY SCHOOL BOARD ATTORNEY|
Ethics violations keep piling up against School Board Trustee Elias Gootzeit and as a result, Gootzeit could face suspension and even disbarment for his ethic’s violation. Gootzeit’s latest ethics violation revealed by Mount Vernon Exposed involved Gootzeit setting up and being an officer in a non-profit company, The Mount Vernon Board Campaign Action Committee, Inc., all while he was an elected sitting school board trustee.
This isn’t the first time that ethically challenged Elias Gootzeit has come under fire for questionable behavior. Gootzeit was listed as a reference on Donna Jackson’s resume. Donna Jackson is the Executive Assistant to embattled Interim Superintendent Judith Johnson. Gootzeit then turned around and voted in favor of hiring Donna Jackson to the $75K per year position while Jackson’s predecessor just barely made a little over $50K per year.
All of these corrupt acts were done while school board attorney Gus Mountanos was supposed to protecting the interest of taxpayers and preventing liabilities of the Mount Vernon School District. Mountanos is a partner at the law firm of Ingerman Smith, LLC. Gus Mountanos is the biggest liability of the Mount Vernon School District because he constantly gives bad and incorrect legal advice detrimental to Mount Vernon taxpayers and the Mount Vernon City School District. Is Gus Mountanos on the take? Is Gus Mountanos intentionally working against school board members that are against Interim Superintendent Judith Johnson’s failed education and high tax policies?
The ever so widening probe into Trustee Gootzeit’s corrupt and underhanded activities are of very serious concern, and should not be taken lightly at all. Gootzeit is an admitted, practicing attorney and therefore cannot claim ignorance of the law as a defense.
For the past several years, Trustee Gootzeit was charged with the responsibility of establishing and manning the Superintendent search committee. Gootzeit was responsible for appointing members of the search committee, including Henry May, the father of Donna Jackson. Henry May is a member of Grace Baptist Church. Mount Vernon Exposed revealed that the purpose of the non-profit set up by Gootzeit was to funnel funds from Rev. Richardson and other questionable characters to the non-profit. Rev. Richardson is the pastor of Grace Baptist Church where Henry is a parishioner.
Elias Goodzeit and Delia Farquharson were incumbent candidates in the 2012 school board election. Their team was run by the Mountt Vernon Democratic Committee, and endorsed by the United Black Clergy. Goodzeit and Farquharson traveled to Grace Baptist Church, Greater Centennial, and Macedonia Churches, and were illegally endorsed by the Pastors of those churches. The election was stolen, and the Goodzeit, Farquharson team won. Legitimate voter fraud questions were raised, and a request was filed to impound the voting machines. The request was put in front of the board members for a vote. Delia Farquharson and Elias Goodzeit, voted against allowing the voting machines to be impounded, and the request was denied. This is un-American, and a few questions need to be answered. Why did they vote to prevent the voting machines to be looked at? What were they hiding? Were they in on the fix? Since they are teaming up with the same people this year, are they planning more voter fraud for this coming election?
Due to the blatant conflicts of interests and ethics violations, Trustee Gootzeit must immediately resign from the Superintendent search committee and must also cease and desist from offering any input whatsoever regarding the Superintendent. School Board Trustees must demand an investigation into Gootzeit’s activities and report the findings of said investigation to the public. School Board members must also refer the matter to authorities for prosecution, if a criminal element is present. Gootzeit should also abstain from voting for the new Superintendent because it is obvious that he was instrumental in rigging the process and keeping the public in the dark over which candidates applied for the Superintendent position.
To be continued…………