Category: fraud

Month in Review: June, 2013: Part 2, Global issues reflect local politics

2 August, 2013 (09:00) | Alleys, Bonds, Boston, Chelsea, Corruption, fraud, Harrisburg, Hud inspections, Mobile homes, Public housing, Tenth Amendment |

[Previous Months in Review available here: May 13, Apr 13, Mar 13, Feb 13, Jan 13,]   By:David A. Smith   I’m corrupt, you’re failing, we’re codependent   As we saw yesterday, local governments offer fertile ground for patronage and corruption, and more distant supervisory governmental bodies may be no better at curtailing it.  Indeed, […]

Month in Review: June, 2013: Part 1, Local issues imply global principles

1 August, 2013 (10:03) | Alleys, Bonds, Boston, Chelsea, Corruption, fraud, Harrisburg, Hud inspections, Mobile homes, Public housing, Tenth Amendment |

[Previous Months in Review available here: May 13, Apr 13, Mar 13, Feb 13, Jan 13,]   By:David A. Smith   The echoes reverberate as we climb slowly toward the light of wisdom   In complex systems, the micro and the macro echo each other, and I look for these connections as much as possible, […]

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   By:David A. Smith   Using excerpts from Michael McLaughlin’s unpublished and unwritten memoir, Michael McLaughlin’s How To Steal Big Manual, we have followed his systemic looting and thievery from the Chelsea Housing Authority, and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 […]