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March 4, 2015 11:46 am  

Interesting to read in The Avis about Mapp government spokesperson Kim Jones' fraud charges. Clearly she knew about these issues prior to accepting the position on the JFL board and accepting the GVI spokesperson position. Isn't anyone on Mapp's team doing even a basic background check on these people before hiring them?

By the way, isn't it interesting that Kim Jones' long time boyfriend Emmett Hansen was recently hired by JFL as THEIR spokesperson at $95,000 a year? Did Kim Jones declare a conflict of interest when the board discussed this new hire? Or did they just not discuss it?

Arnold & Jill Lange got it right in their Letter to the Editor in today's Avis when they wrote "Are any of the new hires or recipients of raises related to or in a personal relationship with sitting JFL board members?"

Most people who know Kim Jones personally know she is in a long term relationship with Emmett Hansen.

The more things change in the VI, the more they stay the same.


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March 4, 2015 11:49 am  

No access to Avis.
What do the fraud charges relate to?

For $95K a year, I'd be happy to relocate to STX and be JFL' s spokesperson! Nice gig!


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March 4, 2015 8:06 pm  

A friend stopped by and actually had the Avis in the car so got to read the article. Those are serious allegations for the crimes she's being charged with.

I'm stunned that there was no background checks before she was hired for her position or if there were, she was still hired. Good grief!


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March 4, 2015 8:17 pm  

I will get the Avis later tonight. Can't wait to read it!


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March 4, 2015 9:07 pm  

Just read the story. Sounds like she is in some deep doodoo.

The interesting thing is that the charges were file in 2012, so the hospital CEO knew about this . And the previous governor knew also and put her on the hospital board anyway.


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March 4, 2015 9:35 pm  

a friend inside the doj said that the ag's office investigated the claims and declined to prosecute.


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March 4, 2015 9:45 pm  

Which is why we need an independent attorney general, not an appointee of a governor beholden to him for their job, if that is true, longhorn.

That kind of thing makes my blood boil.


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March 4, 2015 9:50 pm  

is this the lady thats on the radio and had the talk show on the country station? her name is familiar just cant place it.


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March 4, 2015 9:54 pm  

I was wondering the same thing speee1dy.


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CruzanIron
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March 4, 2015 10:10 pm  

is this the lady thats on the radio and had the talk show on the country station? her name is familiar just cant place it.

Yes, same one


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March 5, 2015 12:02 am  

two separate administrations, not all accusations lead to criminal persecutions. in fact, i can accuse someone on this board of committing fraud and other allegations, sue them in the territorial court and have those allegations haunt that person forever. lets see what the accused has to say before jumping to conclusions..


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March 5, 2015 4:55 am  

In U.S. supposedly innocent until proven guilty. Media influence is punishing many without convictions - Bill Cosby for example.

Should be an interesting trial if it goes that far.


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March 5, 2015 10:50 am  

agree with you on this one ms411


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March 5, 2015 12:30 pm  

Can someone please either post the article or tell me how to read about the charges. Not on island.
Thanks!!!


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March 5, 2015 12:48 pm  

Someone would have to type it or post it as photo. Avis is not online. Bottom line her previous employers, Alliance Mgmt Partners and AMP Choice Properties, filed a lawsuit in 2012 and are asking for jury trial in connection with charges listed as fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and conversion. Jones was an office manager from 2009 to 2011. The article quotes from court documents.


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March 5, 2015 1:31 pm  

Thanks ms. Interesting!!!
Wonder if anything will come of this or swept under the rug?
Never a big Kim Jones fan. Just my personal feelings. Had a few encounters with her.


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March 5, 2015 1:40 pm  

Embezzlement articles are frequently published in local papers, usually when there has been a conviction. Not sure I agree with Avis publishing this story on front page since there has not been a conviction.


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March 5, 2015 1:59 pm  

i've never met kim jones, but the idea that someone can allege an action against someone else and have that written in the newspaper as if it actually happened, seems defamatory.


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March 5, 2015 2:00 pm  

Just one of the allegations by AMP is that Jones in her capacity as office manager issued 12 checks totaling $32,651.00 either to herself, cash or to 3rd parties in payment for Jones' personal debt, plus issuing additional checks to 3rd parties not supported by any documentation, others include having customer service reps perfform services valued at 186,445.50 but only received payments of $14,389.50

There's other improprieties including forging signatures on a falsely executed lease on behalf of AMP with the VI government for office rental space at less the authorized price per square ft. and removing company's business records, a washer, dryer, laptop, etc.

It's a lengthy article as is the list of alleged improprieties transgressions.

Can't really see a company going to all the trouble of making it all up.


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March 5, 2015 3:05 pm  

should be easy to prove one way or another


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March 5, 2015 4:22 pm  

She is a public servant and as such, open to public scrutiny.


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March 5, 2015 7:23 pm  

Can someone please either post the article or tell me how to read about the charges. Not on island.
Thanks!!!

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=963115720365772&set=oa.929563343734964&type=1&theater


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March 5, 2015 7:25 pm  

i've never met kim jones, but the idea that someone can allege an action against someone else and have that written in the newspaper as if it actually happened, seems defamatory.

Then by that logic the names of anyone arrested for any crime should not be published.


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March 5, 2015 7:38 pm  

Any case that makes it into U.S. court system becomes a matter of public record. It does not matter whether there was a judgement/verdict, or whether the case is still in progress. It does not matter whether the parties involved are public/political figures or not. It does not matter whether anyone was determined to be guilty or innocent.

The only exception would be the court cases where the information is sensitive to release (such as national security).


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March 6, 2015 1:15 am  

Then by that logic the names of anyone arrested for any crime should not be published.

I disagree Cruzan. With a crime, someone has vetted the facts and determined that there is probable cause. In a civil lawsuit that's not necessarily the case.


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