During Sunday's debate Heh told Berry that Schultz was still a city employee and was only on vacation. Berry stated that Schultz was NO LONGER a city employee...Well, Berry lied AGAIN and here is solid proof... Who is going to Vote for a big liar like Berry?
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 25, 2013
TO: All Media Outlets
Contact: Paul Heh (505) 459-5545
Schultz Not Retired
ALBUQUERQUE—During last weekend’s KOAT-7/Albuquerque Journal mayoral debate, much of the time was spent talking about public safety and the economy. During one heated exchange between incumbent RJ Berry and candidate Paul Heh, Mr. Heh asserted that former APD Chief Ray Schultz had not retired from the city.
Over the last few months there have been numerous reports indicating Ray Schultz had not only retired from employment with the city, but received a $100,000 cash distribution from unused sick and vacation leave and was paid $10,000 for a month-long consulting contract. A few of those stories are:
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Mr. Heh stated that “Ray Schultz has not retired and is still on the city’s payroll and I have the documents to prove it.” When asked about his statement, Mr. Heh added, “Ray Schultz not did not cash out like RJ says he has, and he isn’t even on any consulting contract. He’s just drawing his pay as if he’s on vacation. His paperwork says his retirement is effective January 1, 2014. And until then he still receives his city medical benefits and his monthly pay of about $10,000.”
When asked about the disparity between what incumbent Berry said, Mr. Heh offered, “It’s well past being spin, it’s outright lies. RJ knows Schultz is a liability but they don’t really want to let him go, so they’ve let him go on ‘vacation’ until after the election. There is not consulting contract, there is no retirement, and there is no cashout.” When asked what would motivate incumbent Berry to keep Schultz, Mr. Heh speculated, “I can only guess it’s something truly terrifying to RJ. I have no doubt Schultz will suddenly come back if Berry isn’t defeated. I’m sure he’ll be public safety director since it seems he isn’t really going to leave here even though he’s said he’s going to leave and I’m told his wife has already left.”
Attached to this statement is a copy of city employee Ray Schultz’s notification of retirement form which confirms the statements made by Mr. Heh.