Saturday, March 13, 2010

EXCLUSIVE: Big Trouble in Chambers County, Texas

Liberty Dispatch has learned that a public law firm, Lone Star Legal Aid, is looking into the manner in which Chambers County is handling the distribution of CBDG funds which are intended to help qualified citizens of Chambers County with housing issues and to recover from the hurricane devastation of September 2008. Most counties in the area are well on their way to distributing these funds to their citizens in need, but scandal ridden Chambers County is way behind the rest. The distribution of these funds is being handled by Ms. Sarah Cerrone of the Chambers County Office of Community Development.

Lone Star Legal Aid is questioning the actions of Ms. Sarah Cerrone and her office in regards to how the application process has been handled. First of all, the forms used by Ms. Cerrone and her office are not satisfactory to meet the needs of the CBDG program. Also, the personal and private information contained in those forms has, allegedly, been compromised in that Ms. Cerrone has allowed outside parties to gather and retain said information for their on personal gain. Two other individuals who are being complained about are none other than Mark and Darlene Pagels who have been connected with several schemes to personally profit from the Ike relief effort. Facts surrounding the background of the Pagels appear extremely troubling and the subject of attorney investigator's interest. The collusion between the Pagels and Cerrone are well documented and this investigation will delay the implementation of the CBDG program in Chambers County.

Liberty Dispatch insists on a thorough investigation of these allegations and asks whether or not a third party should be allowed to come in and administrate these funds.

We have all seen for weeks the poor behavior of elected and county officials and how they try to stonewall any investigation and retaliate against anyone who asks the questions. It is our belief that good always prevails over evil and the only question is... Will the wrong doers will be brought to justice and when? It is important to note that any CBDG funds not used for housing will be kept by the County to be used for infrastructure.

Are you beginning to see the big picture?

We make one prediction...next week either Darlene Pagels or Theresa Barrett will write in the Anahuac Progress how there is 'nothing to these allegations'. We guess that's just how things roll in Chambers County.

We will be updating this story as it unfolds. We have also received several inquiries from national media outlets due to the vast allegations of corruption in this county. Remember that it was Liberty Dispatch who first broke the story about the FEMA clean-up contracts in Chambers County and Liberty County. We will continue to report the truth at whatever the cost because Chambers County citizens deserve to know the truth.

As of last week, attorneys have notified Chambers County of their legal intent and have stated... "We intend to do a lengthy and very invasive investigation of all related facts".

The resulting legal investigation and discovery should make the illegal behavior by those in the Chambers County Courthouse and civil conspirators, crystal clear.

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

Newspapers like the Anahuac Progress are having enough troubles these days without having their employees cause a loss of trust in the community. Newspapers were never meant to be the protector of the powerful. The readers will not let this stand.

Anonymous said...

These people are playing with people's lives. The way a community pulls together to help victims of hurricanes tells the world what the community is made of. What is Anahuac made of!

Anonymous said...

Bernie Madoff wannabes around here taking money like it doesn't effect the rest of us. It makes me sick.

Anonymous said...

I received some help. About $5100. I appreciate it too. But I just wonder if people didn't commit fraud and just steal as much taxpayers money as they can get hold of, if I there wouldn't have been enough money tofinish repairing my house. It wll take my wife and I twenty years to recover and these people are sipping pinacolatas in the tropics.

Anonymous said...

I will belive something is going to be done about this when I see it with my own eyes. These sacks of sh*t have been doing whatever they wanted around here for years.

Anonymous said...

The years have gone by and the wear and tear on Darlene Pagels and Theresa Barrett desire to be good journalists seems to have past them up. It may be time for them to go to work at a GoodWill and help sort items. Or maybe pick up trash over in the projects. Can you see old Darlene walking besides the drainage ditch in some coveralls stabbinga brown bag blowing in the wind. Ha ha ha.

Anonymous said...

Once this investigation starts, there is no telling what may be uncovered besides this theft of funds scam. This Chambers County bunch must have relatives in Liberty County, because they are using the same lowdown,sorry,no good, thieving, good for nothing scams as Liberty County. I hope they throw this no good scum underneath the jailhouse.

Anonymous said...

is the private beer joint and mafia funded marina considered infrastructure?

Anonymous said...

We in Liberty County are like a brother or sister county to you folks in Chambers County. We made a big leap toward changing someof the shady dealing around here and if it is not too bold I suggest you folks do the same. Vote for a different County Judge. It doesn't matter if you are a Republican or a Democrat, voting for new leadership will send a message to everyone that voters are not going to sit back and let public officials do whatever they want.

Anonymous said...

its not just the judge that needs to be impeached .. almost all the officials and their boot lickers need to go but they all run unopposed.we must like being kicked around and ruled with an iron fist .

Anonymous said...

theres no help forthcoming for the islanders because the good ole boys intend to rid the area of all undesirables and claim the territory for themsleves. they have already established a private club and intend to build a marina and cater to the wealthy.theres your community development.

Anonymous said...

Sounds to me like Chambers County's Courthouse does need a good cleaning of the garbage that is now running things. Vote them Scoundrels out. Politicians are like diapers and should be changed often,for the same reason.

Anonymous said...

we need a third party for everything....rent a judge, rent a cop, rent an auditor...impeach the whole damned bunch and hire the job done by outsiders

Anonymous said...

these social parasites disgust me. they have gorged on the taxpayers money and now sit in their county chairs bloated and wiping their mouths with hundred dollar bills.still they represent themselves as upstanding individuals entitled to what they stole.the good ole boy system is alive and well in this county. as far as the excuse of not being able to hire anyone not kin.. i'd like to know , of a population of 30 thousand ,we are all kin? what are we a bunch of inbreds? they stole in an array of forms and now are gloating and smearing it in our face.

Anonymous said...

who owns the big new hotel in Oak Island?

Anonymous said...

Jimmy Silvia and his daughter need to get a life.

Anonymous said...

Hey Silvia, maybe Sarah Cerrone can meet you back in the field again and make you feel all better about your grand jury fraud.

Anonymous said...

what do you mean grand jury fraud?

Anonymous said...

did sylvia rig a jury?

Anonymous said...

why has this investigation stalled or quitted?

Anonymous said...

I see where Joe LaRive is telling the new editor of the Hometown Press "not to publish any sensationalism". So now he runs the newspapers in Chambers County? I didn't know we had a Chambers County Mafia. I guess the truth hurts huh Joe? Come to think of it, we've got some Marlon Brando sound alikes, so maybe we DO have a Don Corleone

Anonymous said...

thats what happens when officials are allowed to run amok. it only escalates .

Anonymous said...

I lived in Chambers County TX, And it was a nightmare I found out that my phone and computer was being taped by my neighbor drug dealers and the corrupt cops. Everytime I would report a drug dealer or crooked cop I would be stalked and herassed. Day and night. There is a Organized Stalking Group taking over in Chambers County TX Anahuac. And some of the cops working there are apart of it. If you think your phone or computer is being taped contact the FBI.

Anonymous said...

I live in M.B. and went to the pool store on hwy 146 and was going to buy a above ground pool. After a little research I found out that that owner is a 2 time felon. He was caught stealing hot tubs and re-selling them. He has numerous drug charges and hadn't paid his child support in 5 years. I don't think I will be buying a pool from him!

Anonymous said...

What happened to Dolcefino and his investiation? Sounds like it all fizzled out. I guess Jimmy paid off his attackers and his jury. Typical of this rat hole of a county. They get away with murder.

Anonymous said...

I Found This Evil Website
on http://stopstalkingusa.com/

http://oathkeepers.org/oath/2010/02/16/in-peace-firemen-if-invaded-solders/

Anonymous said...

There is a group of elites who have a stranglehold on the county. It is a "clique" that involves cops, judges, volunteer firefighters, ems, and county officials. I'll probably be harassed for posting this.