Note: This article was written by ROBIN READER (612) and was originally published on her website Broken Arrow Forum on September 1, 2010, and reappears here on this blog with her permission.
On September 1, 2010, Air Assurance held a press conference at their office. Present were Channel 2, 6, Fox, OETA, and Tulsa World. The Rampeys showed the reporters the complex system they used for receiving work from Broken Arrow Schools. Jim Sisney was invited multiple times to look at this system and refused.
This is the same presentation that was given to the first auditors, who gave AA a clean review.
In contrast, the Rampeys were NEVER CONTACTED by the state auditor’s office – until September 1, 2010 after they received the letter from their attorney. Even then, he didn’t ask any questions regarding the audit.
The following eye-opening information was given to the press.s 08/30/2010
Press Conference Letter 09/01/2010
Letter to Burrage 09/01/2010 – Letter from the Rampeys’ attorney to State Auditor Steve Burrage questioning competence or biases in the State auditor’s office
Letter to Sherri Combs 08/30/2010 – Letter to Sherri Combs of the State Auditor’s office asking for the identity of the person who leaked the draft of the audit to be revealed
Open Records Request 08/31/2010 – Letter requesting information regarding an investigation into the leaked audit draft
Oklahoma Statutes – Oklahoma Statute that states what is legal and illegal for government entities
Graph Cost Comparison – Graph cost comparison of Air Assurance HVAC work versus work current costs for 2009 and 2010
Sisney email to Updike 08/02/2008 – Sisney email directing Updike to ask Mike Rampey to speak in favor of Sisney at the board meeting in exchange for Sisney “resolving” the issues
Air Assurance Ad 09/01/2010 – Ad in Broken Arrow Ledger September 1, 2010
Invoices for Sequoyah Middle School work – Invoices regarding billing accusations made regarding the Sequoyah Medical Building and the Sequoyah Middle School