Posts tagged: investigation
In the aftermath of recent news about the Idaho State Tax Commission investigating a 12-year-old boy who operated a fruit stand over the summer, the chairman of the state Senate Local Government and Taxation Committee is considering reforms to the state’s tax policies. “It is disturbing,” Sen, Jeff Siddoway, R-Terreton, said of the child investigation news. In an interview with IdahoReporter.com, Siddoway noted that after he read the news: “I just shook my head and thought ‘what are we doing here? Hasn’t the tax commission got better things to do? Is really where we want to put our resources?’” Siddoway also noted that “Idaho currently has a long, long list of tax laws pertaining to children”/Austin Hill, Idaho Reporter. More here.
Question: Will the Idaho State Tax Commission regret this investigation?
Idaho State has suspended football coach Mike Kramer for Saturday's game at Montana and issued a letter of reprimand. Kramer was under investigation by the university and the Pocatello Police Department for pushing receiver Derek Graves at practice on Oct. 3. “Following a thorough investigation coach Kramer will serve a one-game suspension for this Saturday’s game at Montana,” Idaho State Director of Athletics Jeff Tingey said in a statement. The school said he violated the Idaho State University Conduct Policy. Associate Head Coach Don Bailey will be the acting coach for Saturday's game. Bailey is a former Boise State assistant coach/Brian Murphy, Idaho Statesman. More here.
Question: Does the punishment fit the offense?
The Idaho State Journal reports today that a video showing Idaho State University head football coach Mike Kramer shoving wide receiver Derek Graves to the ground during an Oct. 3 practice is gaining national attention and was posted on ESPN.com on Tuesday night; the player reported the incident to the Pocatello Police and has retained an attorney. Graves told ESPN's “Outside the Lines,” “I’ve seen Kramer get in guys’ faces and curse them, but never saw him do anything like this or put his hands on anyone. … I was humiliated at the moment. If I retaliate, I could lose my senior season. If I didn’t do anything, I would look like a punk. It was a no-win situation”/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here. (2011 AP file photo of Kramer during Washington State game)
Question: How will this play out?
No charges will be filed against a petitioner who was surreptitiously recorded making inaccurate statements while attempting to collect a signature on a petition to put a referendum to recall four Coeur d’Alene elected officials before voters. The recording, made April 29 on Tubbs Hill, was published on CDAPress.com and can be heard by following this link: Recording captures recall petitioner’s pitch Kootenai County Prosecutor Barry McHugh sent a letter to Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department Det. Jerry Northrup last week advising there is insufficient evidence that the petitioner, Rodney Bitterman, knew his statements regarding the petition to recall Mayor Sandi Bloem and City Council members Deanna Goodlander, Mike Kennedy and Woody McEvers were false. McHugh wrote in the letter that Bitterman understands he made false statements, but says he didn't know they were false/Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.
The Kootenai County Prosecutor’s Office said Monday it will investigate the complaint filed last week by recall opponents, Stop The Recall. Kootenai County Prosecutor Barry McHugh said the office will look into the complaint largely based on the volume of allegations in it. “I’ll likely ask someone to do some investigative work,” he said. “There are a number of assertions in it.” That’s not to say the allegations have merit, or charges will be forthcoming, he said. Stop The Recall, the group that is opposing the recall effort led by RecallCdA, turned the complaint into the city last week. The city forwarded the complaint Monday to the county for further evaluation. The complaint states that recall supporters aiming to unseat four city incumbents have used incorrect information while seeking signatures, which would be a felony offense according to Idaho Code/Tom Hasslinger, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.
Question: How do you think this investigation (which could conclude today) will play out?