Curious minds in Anaheim, be they liberal or conservative want to know, will Richard “The Tax Cheat” Chavez pop back into the scene to the aid of his long-time accomplice…erm I mean political ally Lorri Galloway?
For those of you that don’t remember, Richard Chavez was on the Anaheim City Council up until 2006, when the loser lost his re-election to Lucille Kring. After he got walloped by Council-member Kring at the polls, it later came out that he was being investigated by the Feds, who determined that he failed to report tens of thousands that he received from Lorri Galloway’s Eli home. The Eli Home agreed to pay Chavez with a 1099 form instead of a W-2 for “consulting purposes” which resulted in a tax loss of $8,591.
With all this information, that has been well documented, several questions come to mind… Why did the Eli Home pay a sitting Council-member for “consulting”? What advise could he possibly dispel upon a shelter for Women and Children? I would hesitate to even TAKE MONEY from such a place, I mean, surely it can do better things with it. Then again, maybe I shouldn’t feel that way. Maybe it’s OK to funnel money through a Shelter so that you and people around you benefit financially.
After all that seems to be Council-member Galloway’s take on it. Not only does she draw a check from the place she founded, but her daughter does as well! Her daughter’s official title with the Eli Home is Director of Development, what that entails, I have no clue. Curious that such a role would exist, I mean isn’t the goal to not have to develop, but rather to downsize? Must be my crazy idealism. Did I forget to mention that Apart from Lorri running the place, and her daughter also having a role in the Home’s administration, Lorri’s husband sits on the Board of Directors, as Vice President! Seems like serious ethical lapses have found their way into this Shelter, clearly Chavez trying to cheat the Government out of money through the Eli Home was but one isolated incident… right?
I happen to know that Richard “The Tax Cheat” Chavez enjoys the OC blogosphere very much, and that he visits here regularly, so maybe he can settle my cantankerous mind and comment here on whether he’ll pop back out of his self-imposed exile to the aid of our favorite carpetbagger.
[ In case you were curious, looking at the picture and starting at 1 o’clock and going clockwise; that’s Carpetbagger Lorri Galloway, the now infamous Bill Taormina, Richard “The Tax Cheat” Chavez, Lorri’s Daughter, The cute as a button-but very misguided Daniel Lamb, and at 11 o’clock, some un-named women.