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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Give up the official Bank Records Ana

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In reading the Case files listed below filed from March 17, 2017 - March 21, 2017 I am not the least bit surprised that Sheriff Ana Franklin provided the Class Counsel copies of Quick Books which are most likely Cooked Books.  During the campaign for sheriff 2014 we requested and obtained three sets of the MCSO financial records.  We were also provided compilations reports from the sheriff's office for those three accounts.  The Quick Books from the Sheriff’s Office and the compilations reports did not match leaving us with several thousands of dollars of questions.  The records covered a 24-month time frame.

We also reviewed the State Auditors report for those three accounts as well.  The auditor’s report covered 30 months for their audit.  What we found odd is that the State Auditor report reflected several thousands of dollars less than the 24-month time frame that we reviewed.  The auditor’s reports should have reflected several thousand dollars more than the compilation reports and the sheriff’s office quick books reflected.  

We requested a review of all bank statements but those requests were denied.  There is a very good reason those requests were denied.  Sheriff Franklin plays fuzzy math with the accounts under her control.  The Bank Statements won’t lie.

Franklin's attorneys go on to complain that Class Counsel wants the "financial records regarding all funds received and expended by the Sheriff for providing meals to the inmates of the County Jail”  Did Billable Barney just fall off a turnip truck?  Per Barney, there is no mention of bank account records.  Folks, those bank records are critical.  I have seen firsthand some of the Sheriff's Office Cooked Books.  Barney goes on to say those files are not relevant to the issue at hand.  Those Bank Records are the Holy Grail to get to the bottom to the inmate food fund issues.  There is only one way to get to the bottom of this mess and it isn't within the sheriff's office.  Perhaps the sheriff is worried that the bank records will reflect additional checks have been written on the inmate food funds for personal gain.

Franklin started off with a $160,000.00 food fund issue that has now turned into a $320,000.00 issue. Where did Franklin get the money to place into the Traditions Bank account since she claims she did not get the money back that she loaned Performance Auto Sales.  I don't know of one single person who would take $160,000.00 from their employer and loan the money to another party.  In the real world that is called embezzlement.

Sheriff Ana Franklin requested an opinion on taking inmate food funds from the county attorney prior to taking office through her attorney Barney Lovelace.  Attorney Bill Shinn rendered the county opinion that Franklin was not authorized to take those funds, that they were to be used as deemed appropriate by the consent decree.  Further as we previously posted on this blog, Franklin was interviewed by the Arab Tribune along with Class Council and she stated that she would not take inmate food funds.  Franklin's inmates have lost far more weight than Greg Bartlett's inmates lost.  At least they got corn dogs vice watered down juice, oatmeal, and grits.  We just covered breakfast only. Sure, makes you look forward to lunch and dinner, doesn't it.

Sheriff Ana Franklin was in a long-term relationship with an Alabama Law Enforcement Agent Steven Ziaja.  Ziaja reportedly helped Franklin obtain a gym prior to running for office.  He is said to have bank rolled both her 1st and 2nd runs for office.  He had his Grandmother’s wedding rings to give to Franklin, and he claims in his FB that he and Ana own his hunting property in Pulaski, Tennessee.  Though Franklin has moved on to another man she and Ziaja are still in communications. On December 23, 2016 Steven Ziaja took out a property loan of over $142,000.00.  Once the check was deposited, the bank would hold the check for seven days.  That would make the date of withdrawal eligibility December 30, 2016.  Very Strange.  

It is obvious that for some reason Sheriff Ana Franklin does not want the Federal Court to gain access to the bank records for both Traditions Bank and Peoples Bank.  Franklin would flip if someone was eligible to review all 17 bank accounts managed by her office.




























19 comments:

  1. Who was responsible for keeping up with the "books" during the timeframe you're talking about?

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  2. I have friends that I would go to bat for also .but in the end when I see that they have lied stole and been very dishonest I have to draw the line some people on here that are making comments have to be conspirators are blind one of the two

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    1. Nice attempted deflection.
      You say the books were cooked in 2014, who was in charge of that in 2014?

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  3. Ana. No matter who was ordered to do what Ana said to do. Ana in charge is responsible.

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    1. So the Sheriff ordered someone to lie on the financial records? Who is that person? Are they willing to testify to those facts? If they won't, then it's a lie.
      We're just trying to get to the truth here.

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  4. Ana is the Sheriff...obviously she in the one guilty of all missing funds. Period...how many Sheriffs would take money out of inmate food funds to invest into a convicted felons car lot?

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    1. Why are you attempting to deflect away from a possible accessory to a supposed crime? Who illegally altered the financial records in 2014 at the alleged request of the sheriff. We all know the sheriff doesn't physically enter info into the records.

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  5. OMG yall are trying to blame this on someone else? Try harder.

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  6. I really hope folks don't think that Glenda and Rick is writing all these comments
    Lots of people are tired of the lies and misconception that the sheriff has been telling

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  7. Not trying to blame anybody, just wanting to get to the truth, that is what this blog is all about, right?
    Glenda or Rick claimed somebody falsified financial records, that is definitely against the law. At minimum that person would be an accessory to a crime. Since we're all about the truth...who is the person that physically altered financial records of the Sheriff's Office?
    Who committed this fraud?

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  8. The only solution to this mess is to have the Sheriff do the right thing....hand over all bank statements...every single check that has been written out of all accounts...if she has done nothing wrong...why refuse to hand them over. Tell the truth...yes I spent at least 160 thousand dollars of morgan county tax payers money into my cousin (convicted felon) car lot. I am sorry...made a mistake...not...she wont do it

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  9. Does the sheriff think that all tax money is her personal money or private funds she can spend at her discretion with no accountability when it is in the various accounts of the government agency the Sheriffs Office. Come on how can she possibly say any tax money is her personal or private money. If she is really that ignorant that alone proves she was a mistake as sheriff from the start. Quit stalling and deal with being wrong and caught. If she were not a sheriff she would already be in jail. This is what gives all law enforcement a bad name when they are crooked from the top and get away with it and yet put others in jail just to get more money out of them. Greed has ruined cops and courts.

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  10. Its a mess...just because she put the money back doesn't mean she is innocent. Until that judge demands those records she said when campaigning the puplic could stop by anytime and they would be freely available...most transparent Sheriff there ever would be. She lied to everyone who voted her in office. There is no telling how much she has actually stole. Get to the bottom of it Morgan County.

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  11. What a world we live in! A man, who boldly lies on the regular gets elected president, then fires a man for lying to the vice president, but refuses to fire the AG who lies to congress & the American people. The same man bragged about crimes he’s committed. Morgan County elected a sheriff who lied about being transparent in general, and specifically saying she would not use the inmate food money. After lying about taking the food money [(1.) got it from savings/retirement, (2.) removed it over concern about it reaching the insurance limit, (3). Took it, but returned it back], now admits to doing just that. One lie begets another!
    The judge in this matter did the same as Judge Clemons did in the previous ruling in this matter, in that neither ruled upon the legality of state law. Contempt has to do with obeying the court’s order. Sheriff Franklin admitted to violating the court order by signing the ”statement of facts”. What will be her punishment? Judge Clemons punished Sheriff Bartlett by jailing him for contempt of the consent order, not state law. The current Judge has not punished Franklin based upon her failing to obey the consent order, but has decided to rule on the legality of her keeping the money. What strikes me is that both judges seem to be trying to cue appropriate agencies (legislature, DA, or AG) to do their jobs. Clemons put lawmakers on notice about how archaic and ridiculous the state law is today, but recognized that it was not his place to change it. Immediately following his ruling, there was a major call by law makers and citizens to change the state law! The current judge this week has given the “smoking gun” for whoever (DA, AG, or whoever) would be responsible for charging Sheriff Franklin with theft. She has admitted to taking it, returning it, and lied about it, which showed her motive and “consciousness of guilt”. Once charged, additional evidence could likely be gained by subpoenaing bank records, tax records, & the yearly economic statement required of elected officials. Justice requires that Franklin be punished for contempt (failure to obey the court order), regardless of whether it is ruled that she may keep the excess money. Such interpretation would further point to improper or illegal conduct on her part since she withdrew the money before the fiscal year was over and could not be considered excess.
    In summary, Franklin pledged not to use the food money, got a legal opinion advising her that she could not do so, and either (1) decided to defy both legal counsel and the judge’s order, or (2) decided to steal it. Her conduct and the time line of her behavior suggest the latter. Why lie or be deceptive about taking it, but after being exposed (remember the published checks), replacing it? She should resign or be removed from office as her conduct falls far short of the integrity required of her title – Sheriff.

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    1. Repost, repost, repost...you're starting to look a bit desperate. Maybe this thing you live for, and obsess over is starting to slowly slip away.
      Judge Kallon and the Law will decide.

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  12. It's quite obvious the few Ana thugs left are adding their pockets with excessive overtime, gas cards, county rigs...If she goes they go. Bye Bye

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  13. DEMAND bank statements and every single check written...you will expose much more...or just sit back and let her get away with FRAUD

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