Travis Carr gave me permission to post the following statement on my website. It is his perspective of what has been happening in the past year due to Auditor Risovi's and Chairman Straley's accusations and actions.
Posted on October 29 at 11:20pm:
One day last Fall my world basically got rocked when I visited the Foster County Courthouse and I was informed that there was a big investigation the day before...
I was told the County auditor of around 30 years had resigned and my dad was being named as an accomplice in a case involving missing money. Something to the tune of $13,000 or so. The person that called and got the ND Bureau of Criminal Investigation involved was someone I had paid very little attention to when people I knew were talking about "shady dealings" about her appointment to the Emergency Manager job she was originally hired for under much controversy. (Teresa Risovi)
My dad has done a lot for many people in the community and honestly, would not need to steal money.
A forensic Audit was done by Eide Bailey along with a thorough investigation by the ND BCI and guess what...NO MISSING MONEY. Basically the money they thought was missing was actually a misunderstanding with the FEMA directors(Teresa Risovi) perception of how the split between the Federal and county have an obligation to split the funds.
Again let me say, no money missing.
Several charges were dismissed on my dad but there are two felony charges remaining dealing with two things:
- An elderly lady made a payment agreement with the auditors office and got to stay in her house.
- And the missing money.
The two things above:
The charge is not about whether or not it was handled properly but the charge is called "conspiracy to commit misapplication of public funds."
It is not even about whether Roger was right or wrong to let an elderly lady keep her house by making payments instead of selling off her house to the highest bidder, it is about whether Roger Schotman and Jim Carr Conspired(worked together) to do that.
The second charge was about the original accusation of $13,000 of missing money.
Eide Bailey did a forensic audit and the money was never missing, just the original accuser attempting to further her agenda. Why wasn't it dropped???? It is my opinion that they may lose "probable cause" on the whole investigation if they dropped this particular charge. No money missing.
Lately my wife and I got more involved when she claimed ND Game and Fish license money missing and was turning it over to the ND BCI when she has little understanding of how Game and Fish licensing works. It was especially troubling when we realized we hadn't been billed by the auditors office(like what normally happened by a visit from the auditor every few months) since Teresa had taken office in the auditor position.
We did the right thing and paid what our record keeping showed we owed and turned in our sold licenses. A fairly straight forward procedure when records are kept.
That night we received a nasty facebook post aimed in our direction insinuating that Dry Dock Sports was stealing the money that was "missing".
Well, long story short we have been gathering information ever since, we started sharing the details the last few days and her very small group of followers have been trashing us once again. IT is to the point where my wife is worried for the safety of our children and herself. It is amazing that the small amount of people on her side get a pass to say and do as they want(I.E. Carringtontruth.com) but we are "bullies". WTF.
Teresa Risovi has left a trail of destruction and hard feelings behind her everywhere she has worked. It is amazing the amount of her former coworkers and others that have been scarred by her in the past have come forward to us offering help, support and encouragement. Many of these people cannot talk due there fear of her vengeance(which has proven significant).
This whole fiasco has taken a tremendous amount of time away from far more important things such as running business, harvesting, raising our kids, and many other things all because of two people and their agenda.
Luckily they both will most likely be voted out this Tuesday.
Just my little rant for tonight since we didn't have time to scan more documents corroborating a very mentally disturbed person's past.
At the time that Travis posted this message, many people posted comments in support of what he had to say. My husband posted the following comment:
Ted Keller - I still remember back a year ago this November my wife Judy, waking me up to tell me that Jimmy and Roger were arrested. We were in Phoenix at the time. I couldn't believe it. I couldn't believe it because I know Jimmy would never take a penny from the people. Later I read, one of the charges was helping a person keep their home from being sold for taxes. It just so happens when Jimmy and Roger helped this person there were two people that wanted to steal/buy this lady's home for taxes. They contacted "Pauley" AKA Chairman Paul Straley and true to form, he got the BCI on the job going after Jimmy and Roger. The names of those two people are in the records of the proceedings.
October 30 at 6:53pm