Kim Jones Fraud Charges
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.
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!
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..
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.
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.
Can someone please either post the article or tell me how to read about the charges. Not on island.
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).