Category: Auditing

How to steal big: Part 7, Postscript, what else will come out?

25 June, 2013 (09:00) | Apartments, Auditing, Boston, Chelsea, Corruption, Fraud, HUD, Inspections, Litigation, Modernization funds, Public housing, Regulation, Rental, Subsidy, Theft |

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 6 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5.]   By:David A. Smith   Using excerpts from Michael McLaughlin’s unpublished and unwritten memoir, Michael McLaughlin’s How To Steal Big Manual, we have followed his systemic looting and thievery from the Chelsea Housing Authority, and the grand […]

How to steal big: Part 6, Use economic human shields

24 June, 2013 (12:01) | Apartments, Auditing, Boston, Chelsea, Corruption, Fraud, HUD, Inspections, Litigation, Modernization funds, Public housing, Regulation, Rental, Subsidy, Theft |

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 5 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4.]   By:David A. Smith   Up to now, our review of the expected chapters in a book that I hope its author will write from behind bars(*), Michael McLaughlin’s How-To-Steal-Big Manual, has covered the core principles of Capture, Bleaching, […]

How to steal big: Part 4, A conscience is an inconvenience

20 June, 2013 (09:00) | Apartments, Auditing, Boston, Chelsea, Corruption, Fraud, HUD, Inspections, Litigation, Modernization funds, Public housing, Regulation, Rental, Subsidy, Theft |

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 3 and the preceding Part 1  and Part 2.]   By:David A. Smith   When it is finally written, rather than simply imagined by me, Michael McLaughlin’s How-To-Steal-Big Manual will be a magisterial tome, rivaling the Ferenghi Rules of Acquisition as a comprehensive value system, and with the additional advantage of having been […]

How to steal big: Part 5, More regulators equals ess oversight

19 June, 2013 (12:52) | Apartments, Auditing, Boston, Chelsea, Corruption, Fraud, HUD, Inspections, Litigation, Modernization funds, Public housing, Regulation, Rental, Subsidy, Theft |

 [Continued from yesterday’s Part 4 and the preceding  Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.]   By:David A. Smith   The more I study the possibly forthcoming Michael McLaughlin’s How-To-Steal-Big Manual (after all, he has never denied his intention to write it), the more Saruman-esque wisdom it will contain:   Sources for this post   Articles […]

How to steal big: Part 3, You’ll only have to shred it later

19 June, 2013 (09:30) | Apartments, Auditing, Boston, Chelsea, Corruption, Fraud, HUD, Inspections, Litigation, Modernization funds, Public housing, Regulation, Rental, Subsidy, Theft |

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.]   By:David A. Smith   As we’ve seen in the first two parts of this post, if Michael McLaughlin’s How-To-Steal-Big Manual remains unwritten it will not be for lack of material, because Mr. McLaughlin has spent four decades assiduously honing his craft.   Sources for this […]