Government official – Dawn For Governor http://dawnforgovernor.org/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 16:13:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://dawnforgovernor.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-1.png Government official – Dawn For Governor http://dawnforgovernor.org/ 32 32 Court dismisses senior Zamfara government official and others for hijacking official vehicle https://dawnforgovernor.org/court-dismisses-senior-zamfara-government-official-and-others-for-hijacking-official-vehicle/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 14:24:50 +0000 https://dawnforgovernor.org/court-dismisses-senior-zamfara-government-official-and-others-for-hijacking-official-vehicle/ A magistrate’s court sitting in Gusau, the capital of Zamfara state, dismissed a former deputy chief of staff to Governor Bello Matagall of Zamfara, Bashir Mohammed Maru, and four others for hijacking an official Hilux vehicle.The defendants were charged with criminal association and hijacking a public vehicle given to the former deputy chief of staff […]]]>

A magistrate’s court sitting in Gusau, the capital of Zamfara state, dismissed a former deputy chief of staff to Governor Bello Matagall of Zamfara, Bashir Mohammed Maru, and four others for hijacking an official Hilux vehicle.
The defendants were charged with criminal association and hijacking a public vehicle given to the former deputy chief of staff while he was on duty.





The other four defendants are; Isah Usman, Shuiabu Musa, Yusuf Bello and Mallam Yazid.
But it was only the first defendant, Isah Usman, and the second defendant who appeared in court and pleaded not guilty to the two offenses for which they were charged.
The other people have not yet been arrested by the police.
State attorney Mohammed Aminu told reporters after the trial that the Zamfara state government had asked the court to adjourn the case to a later date to allow the police to investigate. further investigation and to apprehend the three fugitive suspects who were at large.
But counsel for the first defendant challenged the attorney general’s plea. He noted that the State Attorney General had taken over the case from the Nigerian Police and should therefore be aware of the matter in question.
He further claimed that the Chief Magistrate Court 1 had no power to grant the request and decide the case, urging the court to dismiss the request and transfer the case to a competent court under Sharia based on the fact that the defendants professed Islamic faith.
Meanwhile, the Presiding Magistrate, Magistrate Sa’adu Garba ruled as follows;
He said, “I would not waste my time, bearing in mind Zamfara State Law Number 7 and the strongest court that can deal with this kind of case is the State High Court and for this reason.
“The case will be brought before the Attorney General and the Commissioner for Justice for transmission to the state high court.”
He therefore ordered that the two defendants be remanded in custody to appear before the higher court.
The court will consider the request for release on bail of the two defendants brought to justice on a date which will be communicated to the two parties on this subject.

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Caught accepting Rs 7k bribe, Bangalore government official gets five years in rigorous jail https://dawnforgovernor.org/caught-accepting-rs-7k-bribe-bangalore-government-official-gets-five-years-in-rigorous-jail/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 06:11:32 +0000 https://dawnforgovernor.org/caught-accepting-rs-7k-bribe-bangalore-government-official-gets-five-years-in-rigorous-jail/ A special court for matters under the Prevention of Corruption Act in Bengaluru on Monday sentenced a co-operative development officer to five years in rigorous imprisonment for accepting a bribe of Rs 7,500 there five years old. Judge Lakshminarayana Bhat K of the Civil Court and Sessions of the 23rd City also ordered the convict […]]]>

A special court for matters under the Prevention of Corruption Act in Bengaluru on Monday sentenced a co-operative development officer to five years in rigorous imprisonment for accepting a bribe of Rs 7,500 there five years old. Judge Lakshminarayana Bhat K of the Civil Court and Sessions of the 23rd City also ordered the convict to pay a fine of Rs 10,000.

The convict, HP Sadashiva, works with the Office of the Deputy Registrar of Cooperative Societies at Chamarajpet in Bengaluru and resides at Kashinagar at Yelachenahalli near Kanakapura Road. In August 2017, he was arrested by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) while accepting a bribe of Rs 7,500 from a private individual.

The ACB, in its statement, said: “Sadashiva demanded bribes from a person who approached him to register the Dhanushree Apartment Owners Association. An indictment explaining the same was submitted to the Special Court in September 2018.”

The prosecution faced a major hurdle when the shadow witness in the case turned hostile, but a phone conversation between the plaintiff and Sadashiva proved pivotal in the case. A ghost witness is a government official who accompanies the plaintiff in the guise of an ordinary man while delivering a bribe to the accused officer. The phantom witness statement plays a crucial role in court, an ACB officer said. Prosecutor Santosh Nagarle argued the case on behalf of the ACB.

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An official from the Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation (KPTCL), the shadow witness in the case, turned hostile saying he did not recall the plaintiff handing over the money to Sadashiva, but when taped snippets of conversations phone calls – of up to 15-20 minutes – were handed over, the judge confirmed the electronic evidence and sentenced Sadashiva, the ACB officer added.

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ISIS-affiliated group suspected of perpetrators, says government official | National Catholic Register https://dawnforgovernor.org/isis-affiliated-group-suspected-of-perpetrators-says-government-official-national-catholic-register/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://dawnforgovernor.org/isis-affiliated-group-suspected-of-perpetrators-says-government-official-national-catholic-register/ More Christians are being killed for their faith in Nigeria than in any other country in the world – at least 4,650 in 2021 and nearly 900 in the first three months of 2022 alone. A Nigerian government official said Thursday that the insurgent group Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) is suspected of […]]]>

More Christians are being killed for their faith in Nigeria than in any other country in the world – at least 4,650 in 2021 and nearly 900 in the first three months of 2022 alone.

A Nigerian government official said Thursday that the insurgent group Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) is suspected of being the perpetrators of a massacre at a Catholic church last week that caused dozens of deaths.

“We could see the footprint of ISWAP in the horrific attack in Owo and we are pursuing them. Our security agencies are on their trail and we will bring them to justice,” Home Minister Ogbeni said. Rauf Aregbesola on June 9, as reported by Reuters.

During the attack on June 5, gunmen opened fire on Catholic worshipers attending Pentecost celebrations at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Owo, Ondo State, southeastern western Nigeria.

Initial reports said more than 50 people had been killed, including children, and others injured. The official death toll from the attack currently stands at 40, with 61 injured still in hospital, Reuters reported.

ISWAP is considered a splinter faction of Boko Haram, another extremist Islamist terror group that has killed thousands of Christians and displaced millions in Nigeria and neighboring countries in recent years. The then ISWAP leader pledged allegiance to ISIS in 2015.

ISWAP has in recent years claimed to have carried out public executions of Christians and bragged about its actions in digital media. However, Ondo State, where the Pentecost attack took place, is far from ISWAP’s usual area of ​​operations in the north of the country.

Pope Francis expressed his “spiritual closeness” to Nigerian Catholics in the wake of the latest attack, saying in a telegram he was praying “for the conversion of those blinded by hatred and violence”.

More Christians are being killed for their faith in Nigeria than in any other country in the world – at least 4,650 in 2021 and nearly 900 in the first three months of 2022 alone. Christian leaders and advocates continue to highlight and document the ongoing brutal persecution against Christians – often at the hands of their Muslim neighbors – in Africa’s most populous nation. Some aid organizations and experts are even gathering evidence that the killing of Christians in Nigeria constitutes genocide.

The country was, without explanation, removed in late 2021 from the US State Department’s list of countries with the most flagrant violations of religious freedom.

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Governor mum on ‘Government Official 1’ inquiry https://dawnforgovernor.org/governor-mum-on-government-official-1-inquiry/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 13:20:16 +0000 https://dawnforgovernor.org/governor-mum-on-government-official-1-inquiry/ in All News / By: BVI News Jun 9, 2022 8:36 AM / Governor John Rankin chose not to give any insight into possible investigations into an allegedly corrupt government official mentioned in the arrest affidavit of former Prime Minister Andrew Fahie. Since the former Prime Minister’s arrest, speculation has swirled about who the person […]]]>

Governor John Rankin chose not to give any insight into possible investigations into an allegedly corrupt government official mentioned in the arrest affidavit of former Prime Minister Andrew Fahie.

Since the former Prime Minister’s arrest, speculation has swirled about who the person referred to in the arrest document as ‘Government Official 1’ is and what law enforcement officials laws made about that person.

The senior official is accused in the document of facilitating the smuggling of illicit drugs through the territory’s waters and is also said to be characterized by the former prime minister as being controlled by “many employers” – a thinly veiled reference to drug smugglers. dope.

Speaking at a joint press briefing yesterday, Governor Rankin said, “I’m not going to comment on this particular individual. There is a lot of speculation about the fact. I think it’s probably best that we all wait for more investigations to be done before drawing any conclusions on this.

The governor, meanwhile, has denied knowledge of any BVI investigations by US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) officials prior to Fahie’s arrest.

“No I didn’t. [know about their presence]. And as I made clear when I published the Commission of Inquiry (COI) report, the arrest of former Prime Minister Fahie shocked me as much as anyone here in the BVI. I recognize, indeed, the shock this has caused to so many people I work with and meet every day, but I was not aware of it before,” the governor said.

When asked if his predecessor, former Governor Augustus Jaspert, may have known of the involvement of government officials in this criminal case, Governor Rankin said that was precisely why the COI had been created.

“Unfortunately, the facts suggest what we all know, but I must not predict the outcome of criminal investigations and legal proceedings in the United States,” Governor Rankin said.

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Nigeria church attack kills 21: government official https://dawnforgovernor.org/nigeria-church-attack-kills-21-government-official/ Mon, 06 Jun 2022 11:07:00 +0000 https://dawnforgovernor.org/nigeria-church-attack-kills-21-government-official/ President Muhammadu Buhari condemned the “heinous killing of worshippers”. (Case) Lagos: Gunmen who on Sunday attacked a Catholic church with explosives in southwestern Nigeria killed at least 21 worshippers, including children, local officials said. Violence at St Francis Catholic Church in the town of Owo during a Sunday service has drawn international condemnation after a […]]]>

President Muhammadu Buhari condemned the “heinous killing of worshippers”. (Case)

Lagos:

Gunmen who on Sunday attacked a Catholic church with explosives in southwestern Nigeria killed at least 21 worshippers, including children, local officials said.

Violence at St Francis Catholic Church in the town of Owo during a Sunday service has drawn international condemnation after a rare attack in Nigeria’s generally safer southwestern region.

Richard Olatunde, spokesman for the governor’s office in Ondo state, told AFP that dynamite exploded inside the church before gunmen opened fire.

“They didn’t even enter the church, they were shooting through the windows,” he said, confirming a death toll of 21.

The local representative of the National Emergency Management Agency, Olanrewaju Kadiri, said 22 people had been killed, including several children.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack and the motives were unclear.

A witness told AFP that he saw at least five armed men on the church premises during the attack.

President Muhammadu Buhari condemned “the heinous killing of the faithful” while Pope Francis offered prayers for the victims.

The UN special representative for West Africa and the Sahel, Mahamat Saleh Annadif, condemned what he called a “barbaric terrorist attack”.

Nigeria is still battling a 12-year-old jihadist insurgency in its northeast and heavily armed criminal gangs often carry out mass raids and kidnappings in the northwest.

Major attacks in the southwest of the country are relatively rare, although kidnappings have become increasingly common.

Boko Haram jihadists in the northeast have targeted churches in the past. The conflict has killed 40,000 people and displaced two million others.

(Except for the title, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

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Ukraine-Russia: A Russian government official argued on Twitter with a Ukrainian journalist over the “Russification” of the Mariupol school https://dawnforgovernor.org/ukraine-russia-a-russian-government-official-argued-on-twitter-with-a-ukrainian-journalist-over-the-russification-of-the-mariupol-school/ Mon, 06 Jun 2022 10:55:07 +0000 https://dawnforgovernor.org/ukraine-russia-a-russian-government-official-argued-on-twitter-with-a-ukrainian-journalist-over-the-russification-of-the-mariupol-school/ Anastasiia Lapatina, writer for the Kyiv Independent, claimed that Russia had brought 5,000 textbooks on Russian history, language and literature to a school in Mariupol, which is under occupation – and said it was of an attempt to “Russify” Ukrainian children. Dmitry Polyanskiy, Russia’s first deputy permanent representative to the United Nations, mocked her because […]]]>

Anastasiia Lapatina, writer for the Kyiv Independent, claimed that Russia had brought 5,000 textbooks on Russian history, language and literature to a school in Mariupol, which is under occupation – and said it was of an attempt to “Russify” Ukrainian children.

Dmitry Polyanskiy, Russia’s first deputy permanent representative to the United Nations, mocked her because she was “worried that the children of Mariupol now have a chance to have a good education” and “won’t be zombies” by Ukrainian nationalists.

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Mariupol was largely destroyed by the Russian invasion, with the local Ukrainian government claiming that up to 90% of the buildings were damaged by the shelling. The town was finally retaken by Russian forces last month after a bloody battle for control of the Azovstal steelworks where the last remaining Ukrainian fighters were sheltering alongside thousands of civilians.

Dmitry Polyanskiy, First Deputy Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation, speaks during a press conference ahead of the UN Security Council meeting at the United Nations in April.

Ms. Lapatina wrote: “Russia brought 5,000 textbooks on Russian history, language and literature to one of the schools in Mariupol. All Ukrainian materials have been removed. Amid rubble and corpses, the occupiers plan to Russify children in some schools over the summer to prepare them for the next school year.

“It is terrifying and deeply tragic. As always, Russia is aiming for the heart of our national identity because it simply cannot stand it. It simply cannot stand a free, democratic and prosperous Ukraine.”

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Mr. Polyanskiy replied: “Translation from Ukrainian: The lady is worried that the children of Mariupol now have a chance to get a good education and not be zombies by the nationalists and learn that the Jews, the French, Portuguese, etc. are descendants of Ukraine.

He then posted a picture of a textbook in Ukrainian that details how languages ​​are influenced by migration, saying there are links between Ukrainian and Sanskrit. He also says that “according to one theory, the Indo-European language group originated in the modern territory of Ukraine”.

Mr. Polyanskiy added: “A copy of the Ukrainian manual in confirmation of my words. It’s very good that the children of Mariupol are no longer zombies and weakened by this kind of “manuals”

Last month, Ukrainian MP Nikita Poturaev, chairman of the Humanitarian Policy and Information Committee, warned that Russian soldiers were looting homes and destroying books and literature in the Ukrainian language.

“We have dozens of testimonies that all Ukrainian-language literature is deliberately destroyed,” he said.

In some occupied areas, Russia introduced the ruble as currency and replaced Ukrainian television and radio with Russian broadcasts.

The Kremlin has claimed that Russian speakers in Ukraine have faced discrimination and persecution under the government led by President Volodymyr Zelensky – a charge Ukraine has long denied. Many citizens of eastern Ukraine, where Russian is more common, said that they use Russian and Ukrainian interchangeably in their daily lives and have not encountered any problems.

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Government official rejects ORF CEO’s comments about Orbán https://dawnforgovernor.org/government-official-rejects-orf-ceos-comments-about-orban/ Fri, 03 Jun 2022 18:50:36 +0000 https://dawnforgovernor.org/government-official-rejects-orf-ceos-comments-about-orban/ Levente Magyar: No one can be allowed to denigrate Hungarians Written by BT/MTI Wishing another person dead is unacceptable and cannot be appeased by an apology, Tamas Menczer, the State Secretary for Foreign Relations, said on Friday, referring to a Facebook post from the CEO of Austria’s state broadcaster ORF. , Karl Pachner. In a […]]]>

Levente Magyar: No one can be allowed to denigrate Hungarians

Wishing another person dead is unacceptable and cannot be appeased by an apology, Tamas Menczer, the State Secretary for Foreign Relations, said on Friday, referring to a Facebook post from the CEO of Austria’s state broadcaster ORF. , Karl Pachner.

In a Thursday post that has since been removed from his page, Pachner said Prime Minister Viktor Orban dying of a heart attack would be a “right thing”.

Menczer said Pachner’s position as the leader of Austria’s public media had “made the situation even worse”.

“This position is already terrible in itself, it is a slap in the face to a whole country, because the Prime Minister was elected by the people,” he said.

He called on the Austrian media authorities to act.

Levente Magyar: No one can be allowed to denigrate Hungarians

No one can be allowed to make derogatory remarks about Hungarians or their democratically elected government, Levente Magyar, deputy foreign minister, told state-run media on Friday.

Magyar said he told the Austrian Embassy’s Chargé d’Affaires about the matter that the Hungarian government was convinced that a leading Austrian public media figure had made “particularly harsh and outrageous comments” about the Prime Minister. democratically elected Hungarian minister.

Due to the overwhelming support behind the prime minister, Pachner’s comments could be considered insulting to all Hungarians, Magyar said.

This issue needed to be raised with the Austrian government representative, who distanced himself from the comments and expressed his intention to cooperate, Magyar added.

“However, I made it clear that if such comments were made in the future, that would not be enough to fix the problem,” Magyar said. “These words go beyond the civilizational norms permitted in Europe, even in such a time of war, when we should concentrate all our efforts to meet together the challenges presented by the shock waves of war.”

Hungary strives for good relations with Austria, but will not allow Austria or any other foreign actor to denigrate Hungarians, their democratically elected government and its leader, the deputy minister said.

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Indian government official calls for $29 billion in Aadhaar savings https://dawnforgovernor.org/indian-government-official-calls-for-29-billion-in-aadhaar-savings/ Thu, 02 Jun 2022 21:54:00 +0000 https://dawnforgovernor.org/indian-government-official-calls-for-29-billion-in-aadhaar-savings/ Senior official says Indian government has saved billions of dollars through Aadhaar, while speeding up benefit delivery and cutting out middlemen, making biometrics-based digital ID system one of the most successful of its kind in the world. Amitabh Kant, CEO of government policy institute NITI Aayog, says eliminating fraud and duplicate entries in public benefit […]]]>

Senior official says Indian government has saved billions of dollars through Aadhaar, while speeding up benefit delivery and cutting out middlemen, making biometrics-based digital ID system one of the most successful of its kind in the world.

Amitabh Kant, CEO of government policy institute NITI Aayog, says eliminating fraud and duplicate entries in public benefit rolls has saved India 2.22 trillion rupees (about $29 billion), reports The Indian Express.

The savings come from the total of 315 federal plans and 500 state level plans currently using Aadhaar.

Kant made the statement during a workshop on “Recent Initiatives to Simplify the Use of Aadhaar”, and added that the digital ID system has established a “solid foundation” for the Digital India strategy.

“Aadhaar has set an example globally of how digitizing public infrastructure can play a huge role in inclusive development. We are not surprised that many countries are looking to replicate the Aadhaar system to digitize their public infrastructure…every household now has access to formal banking services as well as a platform to avail credit, insurance and schemes low-value pension, ”he said, quoted. by Express.

Kant also argued that inclusion is “the central tenet” of Aadhaar and that its gains in digital innovation and economic development have come in large measure through the empowerment of women.

The comments follow the latest disturbing incident and confusing communication from the UIDAI, which operates the digital ID system, and allegations of denial of service and breach of privacy.

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SIU Welcomes Arrest of Government Official and Businessman for PPE Fraud https://dawnforgovernor.org/siu-welcomes-arrest-of-government-official-and-businessman-for-ppe-fraud/ Wed, 01 Jun 2022 11:09:51 +0000 https://dawnforgovernor.org/siu-welcomes-arrest-of-government-official-and-businessman-for-ppe-fraud/ The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has welcomed the arrest of Raymond Manzini, Deputy Director of Disaster Management in the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs in Mpumalanga. Manzini and his co-conspirators – his brother Chris Manzini and Gatjeni Trading director Moses Ndlovu – are charged with fraud and breaching the Public Financial Management Act. […]]]>

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has welcomed the arrest of Raymond Manzini, Deputy Director of Disaster Management in the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs in Mpumalanga.

Manzini and his co-conspirators – his brother Chris Manzini and Gatjeni Trading director Moses Ndlovu – are charged with fraud and breaching the Public Financial Management Act.

The defendants appeared in Nelspruit Magistrates’ Court on Monday and were released on bail of R15,000 each.

“[The SIU] welcomes the arrest of three people, including an official from the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs in Mpumalanga, for personal protective equipment [PPE] fraud and corruption amounting to R5.9 million,” the SIU said in a statement on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, Hawks provincial spokeswoman Dineo Lucy Sekgotodi said the trio’s arrest followed an investigation related to a tender announced by the department for the supply of PPE. The tender was awarded, allegedly illegally, to a company owned by Raymond Manzini’s friend, Moses Ndlovu, through the alleged influence of the deputy director.

An investigation by the SIU revealed that Raymond Manzini financed the purchase and supply of PPE and then facilitated payment to Gatjeni Trading. Immediately after receipt of payment, a large sum of money was transferred to Raymond Manzini’s bank account.

Sekgotodi explained: “After the appointment was made, Ndlovu did not have the resources to provide the PPE and was helped financially by Manzini. After delivery of the items, it [Ndlovu] billed the department and from there reimbursed Manzini by depositing R6 million into the account of the assistant manager’s younger brother, Chris Manizini.

“The investigation linked the defendant to the case and the case has been taken to court. The warrants for their arrest have been executed, hence their appearance in court.

The case was adjourned to July 28 for further investigation.

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#BVICocaineScandal: “Government Official 1” still at large https://dawnforgovernor.org/bvicocainescandal-government-official-1-still-at-large/ Fri, 27 May 2022 21:01:00 +0000 https://dawnforgovernor.org/bvicocainescandal-government-official-1-still-at-large/ The corrupt public official, who was named a government official in the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) investigation that led to the arrest of former Prime Minister of the British Virgin Islands Andrew Fahie in Miami , was not arrested. That confirmation was given by Prime Minister Dr Natalio Wheatley today when questioned by a […]]]>

The corrupt public official, who was named a government official in the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) investigation that led to the arrest of former Prime Minister of the British Virgin Islands Andrew Fahie in Miami , was not arrested.

That confirmation was given by Prime Minister Dr Natalio Wheatley today when questioned by a reporter at his bi-weekly press conference.

Wheatley said he had not received any updates from Police Commissioner Mark Collins regarding their investigation into the criminal conduct of certain officials.

“When there is a major update, we’ll let the public know,” Wheatley said.

In the indictment affidavit of Fahie, BVI Port Authority Director Oleanvine Maynard and her son Kadeem, Government Official One was described as a senior official paid by several drug traffickers .

According to the court document, the Maynards and a confidential DEA source met and discussed the need for a future meeting with Fahie and Government Official One to discuss how they could safely smuggle drugs. through the BVIs.

The three reportedly discussed plans on how they could ship 3,000 kilos of cocaine to the United States as part of a trial and the need to involve Government Official One and Fahie in their operation.

At the end of the meeting, the confidential source reportedly provided Maynard with a bag containing US$10,000, claiming it was a leap of faith.

There has been speculation regarding the identity of Government Official One.

Maritime and airport authority board members were recently sacked, further fueling rumors that Government Official One was linked to the councils.

But Wheatley put those rumors to rest on May 24, saying, “I want to clarify that these boards are not being taken down due to knowledge of wrongdoing by newer members.”

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