The Piercing Truth

This is right from the dictionary and seems to describe Albuquerque, Berry and Schultz. Fascism (f ash ,izem) noun An authoritarian right wing system of government and/or social organization. (in general use) extreme right wing, authoritarian, chauvinistic and/or intolerant views or practices. Fascism tends to include a belief in the supremacy of one group over another, national, ethnic, especially social strata or monetarily; a contempt for democracy, an insistence on obedience to a powerful leader, and a strong demagogic approach. Compliments of one of our Eyes

Aug 7, 2011

Do You Know Where YOUR Money Is Going?

The last couple of APOA presidents have brought on much disgrace to the Association. For example, one Past President is accused of embezzling money not only directly from the Association, but from fundraisers as well. Another Past President (and current APOA Manager), has been accused of using the APOA money to help his "buddies". For example, there are allegations that he used APOA money to fly fellow officers to Arkansas to help with their criminal charges. Also, he is accused of using APOA money to pay for Calibers Memberships for his friends (civilian and not police officers).

The latest allegation against current APOA President, Joey (Filberto) Sigala, is mind boggling. As many of you know, the APOA was kicked out of the APD Main Police Station. BCSO offered FREE space to Joey in order to give the APOA a meeting area. Joey and his best friend, aka Vice-President, began looking at property to buy. They were unable to locate a building to purchase, so they jumped into a rental building. These two signed a year long lease at $2000 a month WITHOUT the approval of board members, let alone the general membership. What is even more alarming is that Joey and Flip signed a lease and never showed it to the union attorney prior to signing the lease. Even though a Judge ruled that they could conduct Union business on city time, the APOA is paying Joey an additional $36,000 a year and Flip (Felipe) an extra $24,000 a year. That is IN ADDITION to their APD City pay. Ron Olivas (Past President) has been hired at a rate of approximately $40,000 a year (again without full permission from board OR membership). Joey and Flip CHOSE to be in their positions. At a recent executive meeting, Joey made all of the representatives attend a full day meeting on a Saturday. No one was compensated to attend (except Joey and Flip).

Joey recently purchased a high dollar desktop MAC computer for the secretary. There was no need to purchase such a high dollar item, in fact the old computer is set up at the APOA office. Joey also purchased BRAND NEW iPHONES for himself and Flip. There was nothing wrong with their cellular phones, Joey just felt the need to spend YOUR money yet again. Another computer was purchased to allow for the construction of the APOA newsletter. A newsletter that is no longer around, however the newsletter creator has been able to keep the computer for his own personal use.
Joey and Flip have gone on numerous trips throughout the year. We want to know why they seem it is so necessary to go on trips together. Why does a Union President and Vice President have to be gone at the same time and why do they need to go on so many costly training trips? Lastly, and perhaps the most questionable is the purchase of a pool table. Joey purchased the pool table and yet again asked no permission. The pool table is conveniently housed at his residence. The pool table was purchased with YOUR money. We believe that a full audit needs to be conducted and Joey and Flip need to be removed. Bottom line, are you getting your moneys worth?

38 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good too see the APOA is screwing their members just like their contracts screw the tax payers.

Unions due's just another tax on the worker's.

Anonymous said...

When you vote someone in, give them your support. Whining about these things is counter productive. I realize change may be affected using this media blog, but really?...Go to the man and ask him to his face why he is doing the things he is doing.

Then report THAT-

I dont like the news that a pool table that was purchased with association money is located at a home, nor the news that a building is being rented. Surely there is a way to prevent that from occurring.

Computers are another thing, however, since if it is old, who cares. Two years or older they are almost worthless now a days.

Why do they get so much money, is this job all they do?

Anonymous said...

Let's not forget that Joey takes his girlfriend on trips with him while his wife stays at home. Rashae, you and Joey should be ashamed of yourselves!

I'd like to ask this man to his face why he feels the need to waste MY money. Perhaps we can all have a key to his home so we can use OUR pool table whenever we want. Oh, and our computers and I-phones too.

What a loser!

Anonymous said...

Whenever there is money lying around with no one watching it or accountable, it's going to get spent on things like pool tables. Doesn't matter if you are union management or APD management. Accountability is necessary

Anonymous said...

My union president is non-functioning. If I want anything done, I have to go above her head. She stands up for the department in which she works, but excuse me, she's collecting dues from ALL of us, yet helps only some.

Anonymous said...

"When you vote someone in, give them your support."

Bullshit!

If you vote someone in and they turn out to be corrupt, you give them your support anyway? Are you nuts?

Ever wish there was an "UNSEND" button on your keyboard?

Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work guys,,its a good idea to bring in someone experienced also to help with the current crises..this is all they could come up with to get at you? wow,,pretty silly eye,,as usual you have not one shred of evidence to support these serious allegations,,I dont always agree with the decisions you make but I will have the courtesy to tell you to your face and not hide in plain sight like these cowards,,who are obviously in your inner circle and wouldnt know what to do to help the union anyway,,,get a life people

Anonymous said...

THE LAST COUPLE OF APOA PRESIDENTS?????? ARE YOU KIDDING EYE? WHY IS IT THAT YOU DID NOT INCLUDE DWYER IN THIS ARTICLE? HE IS JUST AS GUILTY AS THE REST OF THEM, IF NOT MORE! NOT TO MENTION THE FACT THAT HE IS UP TO HIS "YOU KNOW WHAT" IN THIS LEVI CHAVEZ CASE!!!!!!!!!!!!! FUNNY, HOW YOU KEEP FORGETTING TO MENTION HIM..............LEADS A PERSON TO WONDER.....HUHMMMMMMMM, WHICH ONE OF YOU IS BUDDIES WITH HIM AND WHY, AFTER ALL THAT HAS COME OUT ABOUT HIM DO YOU PERSIST IN PROTECTING HIM? LETS GET THE WHOLE STORY EYE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

If this is correct, this is CORRUPTION and they need to go and go now.

This extra money on top of their pay is BS.

Bad enough we get screwed by the fifth floor we even get it from the top of our own union.

Anonymous said...

Maybe we should try a VOTE OF NO CONFIDENCE at the next meeting for both Flip and Joey!?! I think I'll voice my opinion when I get there. See what the membership thinks I might be Anonymous now but wait for the meeting! Then you'll know me and you'll be surprised!

Anonymous said...

They all suck. how about finding someone with just union experience OR NOT.
Paul Hey for example. Now there's a thought.
You'd have someone with law enforcement credentials, IS HONEST and doesn't have to take un-necessary trips with groupies, cause he won't.
Make him your union guy and your deal with the new mayor will be in stone.

Anonymous said...

Political shit be damned.
Polizar jumped up there from SGT and was pretty good chief.

HONESTY, INTEGRITY, EXPERIENCE

CHIEF PAUL HEY. PERIOD !!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS.
CAPTAIN AND ABOVE - OUT !!!

Anonymous said...

I think it is time some cop files a police report alleging theft of APOA money. Let the NMSP or BCSO investigate it and submit to the DA's office for prosecution.

Eye, I would recommend that if any of what you are saying is true, then you have been made aware of a crime. You have the facts, please hand them over to NMSP or BCSO for investigation. This is the correct path and the right thing to do.

Anonymous said...

What a load of crap. All financial records are available for review, in the APOA office, by any member. The Treasurer also presents his report at every monthly meeting.

This sounds like some disgruntled weasel who lost an election or one of BlueBerry/ButterBean's minions trying to pit union member against union member.

If you are an APOA member and would like the truth go to the office and review the financial records and decide for yourself.

If you're not a member then please stay focused on your career and life and stay out of others careers and lives.

Anonymous said...

WHOYAAA! More bullshit rumors by disgruntled mental midgets!

Anonymous said...

The records are there to view only after the APOA attorney allows it.. By then, the money is covered.. Don't BS everybody... How much did you spend on BOSTON this year???? Glad your new girlfriend, Valerie, got to go too at a tune of close to 25k...

Anonymous said...

Its coming from minions of Da BlueBerry & 'Butter Bean' minions.
Stop it TJ & Sarah.
Get back to work and stop looking at this blog.

"I lost my thrill on BlueBERRY Hill"

Not to worry, The DOJ will restore your thrill.
Heard they're already asking questions.
Cinch up your pants TJ. Damn sure gonna be talking to you.

Paul J. Heh said...

I have attempted several times over the past years I wanted to have an audit of the financial records of The A.P.O.A.. I always told by Joey that I was welcome to come to the A.P.O.A. office to look at the books. I was not allowed to bring an accountant unless that person was an A.P.O.A. member. I am not an accountant so for me to look at the books would be useless. I still say that a full accounting of the A.P.O.A. is necessary by a non interested party who is an accountant.. Then the truth is known to everyone and everyone is assured money is being spent as it should be. When things are hidden, kept in the dark, that is when people think things are not right. Let the bright light of day shine on the books. If there is nothing being hidden then there is nothing to worry about by anyone. On the other hand, if things are not right then someone needs to be held accountable.It is up to the membership to demand an audit. The A.P.O.A. belongs to the members. The final thing is, members will have to go to a meeting to make it happen and most dont except at contract time. BE SAFE.

Anonymous said...

"The final thing is, members will have to go to a meeting to make it happen and most don't except at contract time."

When someone says; someone should do something, they usually mean somebody else should do something.

All that is necessary for evil to prevail in the police dept and union, is for good cops to do nothing. Eddy Burke (derived)

Anonymous said...

Damn fools.
What organization handling this much money doesn't have an accountant on retainer to begin with? That's the first rule. An accountant that IS NOT a member and is not affiliated with APD at all.
What's wrong with you guys ? JEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEZZZZZZZZZZZZ !!!

Anonymous said...

So you wrote this story huh Paul? Please just go away,,and take your skeletons with you,,you need not fade into obscurity,,you have always been there

Anonymous said...

This is not the place for this crap. Another Union busting tactic. What would happen when these two are removed? Who stands between you and what will happen. Who hires the lawyers to represent everyone in court? This is exactly what the Mayor wants. Keep it up and everyone will be making half of what you get now and paying out the rear for benefits. Be forewarned.

Anonymous said...

Thursday night. Gonna be bad.
Not good on BlueBERRY Hill.

Anonymous said...

Thursday 2200 hrs
KOAT TV
Report on Ray Boy!

Anonymous said...

Funny how when the Eye speaks to city corruption all the cops are on board. But when the Eye points out very questionable practices within the Police Union (APOA), they are told, "this is not the place for this crap".

It appears that there is a lot of dirty stuff around this city, at city hall, the police department and the union. It makes us all look bad, that is unless we step up to clean it up.

Anonymous said...

How ethical is it for a supervisor to park next to a bar, look for a minor traffic violation, stop the vehicle, then speed dial a DWI unit or one of his subordinates to take over the investigation? A supervisor that has a special supplemental report specifically for DWI stops that all he does is fill in a few spots then reaps the rewards of overtime for MVD hearings, case interviews, and court cases. Of theses all he has to do is give his probable cause for the stop and he is done.

If he is going to make the traffic stop why doesn't he complete the investigation? If a supervisor cannot afford to be tied up on a call then why are they proactively looking for DWI's.

Paul Heh, you may have a few people fooled but not everyone. You are not as true blue as you try to make yourself out to be. You completed your career and now it is time for you to move on greener pastures. Stop slinging mud before you yourself are covered in it.

Signed, Look in the Mirror.

Anonymous said...

What's the matter Paul, you can't do simple math? Why the hell do you need an accountant when the APOA has a professional accounting company doing the work. Do you think a professional accountant is going to screw their career or that of their company by cheating the books over the minimal amount of money the APOA deals with. Get real! It is time for you to move on to bigger and better things.

Anonymous said...

Just curious, does anyone know if APOA ended up leasing the old LULAC space on 2nd and Marquette? That building was shut down by The Safe City Strike Force back in April. Ch. 13 reported that the building was a "death trap"...the owner of the building hasn't made any improvements...but I guess it's good enough for APOA...oh, the owner of the building supposedly gave APOA the first two months free of rent...better check Joey's pockets.

Anonymous said...

Deny, deny, and implicate others. Seems a lot of that is going on here. This APOA meeting should be very interesting. Perhaps Joey should bring his receipts for the items questioned above. Also, there really needs to be a vote before he starts spending money on things such as Iphones, pool tables, and leasing a building for 2k a month..especially whenever the union had one for FREE offered to them. Where in the hell is Fred Mower in all of this? I certainly hope he speaks up at the meeting. If there is nothing to hide, then there shouldn't be a problem providing answers to these allegations.

Anonymous said...

Why aren't the current ELECTED board members asking questions at the APOA meetings and holding Joey accountable for all of this spending? There's more to the Board than just a Pres & a VP. In my eyes, the entire board is just as guilty for letting this behavior continue. This excessive spending makes me sick! There should be a criminal investigation launched against Joey and his goons! Joey Sigala and his "bros" are living the life they could otherwise never be able to afford because of the officers who continue to pay their dues to the APOA. Joey, you are a genuine P.O.S. and so are all of the other board members who sit back and watch this CRIMINAL activity take place.

Anonymous said...

What a bunch of cry babies. And you are supposed to be protecting our city!?

Paul J Heh said...

If you dont have enough courage to put your name behind what you say, then dont bother me with your comments. If you want to put your name to your comments, ill be happy to discuss with you in any public forum!

A. Gates said...

Paul, these cowards will NEVER put thier name to thier posts..EVER. They have no integrity, no honor, and no balls. They hide behind anonymity, take thier little passing shots, and fade into oblivion. Probably safe to assume that all three or four posts were from the same gutless douchebag.

Keep up the good fight, Paul. Those of us who truly know you know what you stand for and the kind of cop you are. Don't let these assholes get to you.

Anonymous said...

DEAR LOOK IN THE MIRROR:

GO FUK YOURSELF. AT LEAST SGT HEH IS GETTING DWI'S OFF THE STREET WHO CARES IF HE DOESNT DO THE INVESTIGATION. I APPRECIATE ANY OFFICER WHO STOPS A DWI ESPECIALLY WHEN MY FAMILY DRIVES THE STREETS OF THIS DUMP OF A CITY.

SO LOOK IN THE MIRROR AND FUK YOURSELF AND MAYBE YOU CAN DO A WRAP AROUND WHILE YOU ARE AT IT.

Anonymous said...

Can I watch him to the wrap around?! I'll bet a 12-pack he can't do it!

Anonymous said...

NO BET ON WRAP AROUND ESPECIALLY IF YOU CANT TELL SOMEONE WHAT YOU THINK TO THEIR FACE MUCH LESS THEIR YOU KNOW WHAT, BIG OR LIL

Anonymous said...

Go away Paul, you and that tired old black suit. Take your stinky cigar smokin ass & hit the road. Ur done dude.