Thursday, May 07, 2009

Breakfast with McFerson

And the consultant is paying. Is this even ethical? Hmmm.

From: Joel Gagne

Date: 12/5/2008 9:24:35 AM

Subject: Follow Up

To: Dimon McFerson

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Hi Dimon,

Joel Gagne from Avakian here (I work with the District.)

I hope you had a great thanksgiving. Just following up from our breakfast a few months ago. Any chance I can buy you breakfast again? Same place on the 9th at 8:00 am?

I hope your wrist is better and your golf game is on track. I look forward to hearing from you.

Joel Gagne
Avakian Consulting
1215 Polaris Parkway, Suite 114
Columbus, OH 43240

Note: This email was obtained from the district via a public records request.


Anonymous said...

Jim tease!

What was the date of the email?

Perhaps somebody does know what Avakian's $40,000 contract was for????????

Anonymous said...

Dimon McMuffin.

THAT'S why he wore that "I gave $40,000 of public funds to Avakian and all I got was a lousy pancake" t-shirt to the last board meeting.

Like Forrest Gump's happenstance stumbling into historical moments, McMuffin has curiously been found at the center of ethics investigations involving then-Governor Taft and OSU. So this latest example of back room-scheming does not surprise me. In fact, it’s consistent with the serial ethics lapses and deceptions he has been caught committing while on the OLSD board.

This is just another example of the sleaze that oozes from the gates of Deseret.

Anonymous said...

Hot off the district presses...

Plans to add Jewelry IV to the curriculum have been scrapped in favor of creating a course titled "Tool Making I".

Here's a link to a video demonstration by the instructor showing us what to expect from this latest whiz-bang "Maximum Learning" offering by OLSD:

Jim Fedako said...

10:03 --

My bad. Added date/time to the post. Thanks for the catch.

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Anonymous said...

The timing is all too on the 5th..Supt interviews on the 6th and 8th....breakfast on the 9th. you thing Avakian was looking to handicap the horses?

Dimon...the useful idiot again!

Anonymous said...

not a useful idiot. a willing and eager participant. dimon was the agent of deception, avakian the tool he used to achieve it.

Anonymous said...

Does anybody find it interesting that Carole Dorn-Bell, former Olentangy Director of Communication, works for this company as well. Very interesting...

Anonymous said...

Wherever she goes, there they are!
And wherever they are a Cuts List mysteriously emerges from the administrative bowels of the client district to strongarm residents into voting for their unneeded levies!

I can see Dorn and Gagne tag teaming Worthington now...

Anonymous said...

Wow. The arrogance and cynicism from that Bell/Avakian/Fallon email is astounding.

No doubt they pitching Worthingon. "We'll teach those No-voting hatemongers for you, for the right price. The time for some REAL political pain is way overdue in Worthington. Let us show you how to exact spirit crushing revenge!"

Thank goodness that community had to spine to stand up and say "No!".