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Utah: Governor Caught in $13 Million Kickback Scheme

It used to be that when politicians got caught stealing, lying or cheating, they resigned and/or were prosecuted. This, of course, was before “We the People” were conditioned to forgive and forget the Satanic Psychopaths by corrupt religious and moral leadership. Now, we just “turn the other cheek” and let them go about their business, which just happens to be stealing, lying and cheating from the American people.
In Utah, Governor Gary R. Herbert, got caught taking bribes on a major highway project by a party that offered to do the job for the “lowest and best” amount of money. It turns out that someone did a little research and Gary R Herbert took quite a bit of campaign cash from the contractor that was not the lowest and best bidder for the job:
“Herbert is defending himself against reports he accepted a total of $82,500 from members of the winning bid team, Provo River Constructors… One of those bid team members, Guy Wadsworth, gave $50,000 and had two private meetings with the governor in the weeks before the contract was awarded.
Monday evening, Wadsworth issued a statement saying he does “not apologize for supporting the governor’s candidacy,” saying his company, Wadsworth Brothers Construction, has achieved its success “through hard work and quality workmanship.” (KSL.com)
Since the executive branch of government in Utah awards contracts, appoints highway commission members, and is responsible for handing out taxpayer money to the lowest and best bidders Governor Herbert’s ability to steer contracts to his campaign supporters is one of the main reasons why they give him campaign cash. If Provo River Constructors had handed $82,500 over to Herbert in a greasy, brown paper bag, it would have been considered a bribe.  The fact that it went to his campaign does not make it any less of a bribe.
Herbert, of course, feigns his innocence in the matter. Yet, it appears that, after the losing bidder threatened to expose him and his corrupt machinations, they were handed $13 Million dollars to just “go away”.
… the Flatiron/Skanska/Zachry (FSZ) bid team accused the state of giving the winning bidder favorable treatment. Those letters were addressed to the Utah Department of Transportation and asked the agency to reopen the bid for the reconstruction of Interstate 15 through Utah County….
A Jan. 5 letter from a Washington, D.C., law firm representing FSZ said UDOT’s evaluation oversight team “failed utterly in its duty to provide ‘an independent observation of the evaluation and selection process'” for the bid which was awarded last December.
But instead of reopening the competition for the contract, UDOT settled with FSZ for $13 million. (Ibid)
The people of Utah ended up with a more expensive highway project and a $13 million dollar hush money payment. Governor Herbert ended up with $82,500 in campaign bribes. Meanwhile, in the State legislature, Republican House Speaker Becky Lockhart is talking about 7% cuts in the State Budget: (Source)
Utah is not the best managed state by accident, we’re there because make the tough decisions we make the kind of decisions that families have to make when times are hard,” Lockhart said.
Lockhart believes the legislature’s aggressive approach to balancing the state’s budget early in the session is because “it’s a sign that the legislature takes their responsibility to balance the budget very seriously.”
However, the steep cuts to areas of law enforcement, social services and other large state sectors is a sign that the state economy is still on the road to recovery. (Ibid)
Satanic Psychopaths create their own reality, or illusion, or fabrications as it were. Becky fails to point out that one of the primary reasons why there will be less police on the streets of Utah is because of Governor Gary Herbert’s lack of a moral compass or anything that resembles a normal human conscience.
The people of Utah, the Mormon Church, and the other victims of Governor Herbert’s Satanic Psychopathic management style should drive the crook out of office. They should also remember that the Mormon Church owned newspaper and media, only brought this issue to their attention after Herbert’s political opponent complained about the matter.
Don’t look for a resignation demand from the Mormon Church owned Deseret News, or its Editorial Department. If they start taking on Satanic Psychopaths in Utah, who knows where the matter would end.
Expect the Utah State Legislature to pass another worthless law while avoiding impeachment hearings. Once again, if Utah politicians start impeaching Psychopathic politicians, who would be left to run the state or steal taxpayer dollars in exchange for campaign contributions?
Only the people of Utah can force Herbert from office. I invite them to copy this article and send it to the Utah State Legislature, their friends, or just hand it out on the State Capital steps. Its not just Herbert’s honor and reputation we are talking about here.  Utah Mormons need to show the world that they actually believe the high moral standards their missionaries preach to the world. They need to remove crooks like Herbert from political office.
One would hope that the Mormon Church, which has gotten involved in political issues like Gay Rights and the Utah Compact, could use its influence to help remove corrupt Utah politicians like Herbert. After all, they do own a good chunk of media in the state.

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