Those of you who followed Sean Robinson’s engrossing account of Dale Washam’s strange career may be interested in this exchange I had a year ago with his chief deputy, Alberto Ugas.
Background: Teamsters Local Union 117 had produced a rather convincing account of harassment in the assessor-treasurer’s office, and I wrote an editorial raising concern about the liability he was creating for the public.
Ugas wrote a letter he expected us to publish. We didn’t publish it then and I won’t include it here because it rather blatantly accused Sally Barnes – an administrator in the office – of criminality. Call someone a criminal and you had best be able to back up the accusation in court, as I pointed out below.
Read the exchange from the bottom up. It gets interesting, I promise. It begins, far below, with the Oct. 7, 2009, editorial.
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