Thursday, May 24, 2007

School Officials Indicted: Accusers Featured on Internet Video (12 min)

Orange County, CA.– James Fleming, former Superintendent of Capistrano Unified School District resigned office "in disgrace", then the county District Attorney raided District offices, the Registrar of Voters was investigated and finally admitted giving the Superintendent illegal access to recall petitions gathered by angry citizens trying to rid the district of corruption. The accusers who brought these charges to light are featured in a FREE 12 minute preview of the 2006 Full Disclosure Network® cable television series. Now being re-released for viewing on the Internet, on demand 24/7 as a public service of FDN, this preview caputures highlights of the series.
TODAY the Orange County District Attorney announced that the court unsealed the indictment of Fleming on three felonies here is the statement his assistant Susan McGill was indicted on two felony counts #2 and #3 as shown below:
Count 1 misappropriation of public funds
Count 2 use of school funds to defeat a recall effort of his political allies
Count 3 conspiracy

Full Disclosure Network® interviewed members of the Capo Recall Committee and local government officials residing in the Capistrano Unified School District throughout 2005-2006, documenting the course of events in an on going series for cable television and the Internet. Offering an update and behind the scenes commentary on the School District shake-up is Anthony “Tony” Beall, now Mayor of Rancho Santa Margarita who describes the filing of the recall initiative, the refusal to certify thousands of petitions by the Orange County Registrar of Voters and the D.A,’s raid. entire series is featured on 43 cable systems statewide with previews and Video News Blogs on the worldwide Internet

Among the leaders and officials featured in the Video preview are:
  • James Fleming, Superintendent, Capistrano Unified School District
  • Sheilia Henness, CUSD Board of Trustees
  • Anthony “Tony” Beall, Mayor Pro-Tem, Rancho Santa Margarita (Recall leader)
  • Gail Reavis, Council member City of Mission Viejo
  • Patricia Kelly, Council member, City of Mission Veijo
  • Gary Thompson, Councilman, City of Rancho Santa Margarita,
  • Neil Blais, Councilman City of Rancho Santa Margarita
  • John Paul Ledesma, Councilman City of Mission Viejo

Other School District issues cited as having added to the citizen outrage were
Instead of firing the Superintendent, CUSD Trustees allowed the Superintendent to retire with a life-long pension at the expense of the children and taxpayers
CUSD Board of Trustees unanimously approved paying for the criminal defense of the Superintendent, at the expense of the children and taxpayers

Hosted by Leslie Dutton, the Full Disclosure Network® public affairs television programs are billed as “the news behind the news” on the Internet website In 2004-5 the program featured a lengthy series entitled "Belmont, the World’s Most Expensive High School” and the Los Angeles Unified School District’s extraordinary use of non-voter approved (COP) Bonds known as Certificates of Participation. In 2002 host Leslie Dutton was presented with a local public affairs Emmy Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences entitled "L.A.'s War Against Terrorism" Channels and airtimes can be found on the website.

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