Here a new article on the history of the MCCCD security breach, the cost of the failure to respond and the current state of affairs.
Today, 4/29/2014, Earl Monsour is being deposed at the Gallagher and Kennedy Office in Phoenix, Az. A deposition that may last a couple of days if not longer. This is just the beginning, one of hundreds of individuals who will have to be deposed. Lawyers and more lawyers (9-10 today only) are involved at an hourly rate of approximately $300+/hr. A bill MCCCD will end up paying with taxpayer dollars if they lose these cases in court.
MCCCD lawyers are working around the clock trying to hide the truth from the public hoping that a judge will support the complete lack of transparency of a publicly funded institution. A few days ago, the Governing Board approved a $3 tuition increase to generate millions of dollars of new revenue. Students who already registered and paid for their Fall semester will receive a new bill and hopefully not be dropped from classes when MCCCD runs their dreaded ‘purge’. New students will need to pay a bit more if they want to attend. All of this, while MCCCD sits on top of a large sum of cash totaling nearly $500 million (see The Bulging Cash Hoard at MCCCD). It begs the questions, who is the MCCCD Governing Board serving? What is the mission of the institution? Why are you asking for more money when you have so much? Are you trying to keep that infamous bond rating at the expense of the community?
Taxpayers may have to foot a bigger bill to cover legal expenses related to the Maricopa Community Colleges data security breach.
“I think it’s kind of unethical to leave a firm to take your biggest client with you and plant yourself to say you’re a local law firm,” Lumm told ABC15.
It appears that the MCCCD Administration is partnering with their out of state lawyers from Wilson Elser to deceive the MCCCD Governing Board. ABC 15 tells the story.
See the latest video by ABC 15 on this ongoing mess with MCCCD.
In April 3rd, 2014, a few days after Miguel Corzo and Galvan (Corzo’s lawyer) left a hearing that had apparently been rigged to benefit the District Administration, conceal evidence from ever being made public and keep witnesses, including Rufus Glasper, from testifying, Mr. Galvan sent this letter to MCCCD.
From: Richard Galvan <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, Apr 8, 2014 at 4:58 PM
Subject: MCCCD Hearing
To: Lee Combs <firstname.lastname@example.org>, James Tucker <James.Tucker@wilsonelser.com>
Response to your email dated April 1, 2014
It is Mr. Corzo’s position that these proceedings are fatally flawed and, consequently he refused to participate in the March 31st hearing. The bases and reasoning for his position include:
1. The District’s unlawful refusal to provide Mr. Corzo with the public records he requested nearly 3 months ago pursuant to the Arizona Public Records Law.
2. In violating the law, the District not only failed to produce the documents, but it failed to provide Mr. Corzo, in accordance with the Arizona Public Records Law, with an index of all the public records subject to his requests along with the individualized reason why the District denied production of each paticular document.