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

May 22, 2017

The Optics on Mayoral Candidate Dan Lewis. Seems the new boss would be more of the old boss.



Folks, we have always stated that if you want to see where a problem lies, just look for the deviation in standard operating procedure. When someone's words do not back up their previous deeds, or the vice versa, they are a fraud, a fake or someone going through the motions of horse shitting you, so they can get what they want, much like RJ Berry did.
We all know how that worked out, because he turned this place into a sink hole.

Now, we are going to put forth some information we have come across on a new Republican candidate for Mayor of Albuquerque this year. We are going to highlight some very disturbing issues, but we will let you be the judge of just what is going on here.

Below is a letter from Dan Lewis, preemptively asking for the Republican Mayor Berry appointed City of Albuquerque Acting Inspector General Peter Pacheco to look into Lewis's relationship with a fuel company called Desert Fuels Inc. This fuel company has had a very lucrative contract with the city for fuel supply.



Upon first looking at this letter, the question is why? Why write such a letter, and why use a phrase such as "hedging mechanisms," when referring to the last three years that Lewis refers to on page two paragraph one? Why not just call it negotiations, or a bidding process? We believe it may all be in the timing and wording. You see, Lewis was planning to announce his run for mayor, and wanted to get this fiasco cleared up, before someone found out about it. The second issue is that Lewis was elected city counselor for District 5 in 2009. His rolls from 2011, until this contract was ratified, consisted of Chairman of the Budget Committee - 2011 and 2013, Chairman of the Finance Committee - 2012 and 2015, and Council President - 2013 and 2016. In the above letter he stated that he never had any conversations in any way with City of Albuquerque employees regarding the COA / Desert Fuels contract, but he says that he did disclose that he was an employee of Desert Fuels, when the negotiations were going on. Well, to who... did you have that conversation, email or text message with is what we are asking? In cases like this, the mere knowledge of someone's connection, is all that is needed to put the fix in. Desert fuels was awarded this contract on 2/17/12. Hmmmm.

When one calls for an objective investigation into something, one does not write a letter already suggesting the outcome of that investigation to the investigator, as was done on page two in the last paragraph.

What is more disturbing is that Dan Lewis is the Executive Vice President of Desert Fuels Inc. now, and that the IG looks at this from the pretty screwed up "chicken or the egg" mentality of the fact that the contract to Desert Fuels was awarded to them by the city four months before Lewis was given a job at that company, when the fact is that Desert Fuels was given the contract while Lewis was a city counselor, then Lewis was hired by Desert Fuels as a mere "Director of Supply" but was rocketed up to the position of Executive Vice President of that company a mere year and three months later, with a stint of acting President along the way. Who has ever been promoted to that type of position in a company so fast? Unless you are hired on as a high level executive manager, that type of promotion is highly unusual.

So Dan Lewis is the Chair of budget and finance, but expects everyone to believe that by stating (oh by the way I work for that company, then leaving) that those who work close with him will not be influenced just by that? And it is ok to take a promotion to VP of the company afterwards.

There may have been some worry about the optics of this, and for just cause, because every dirty deal in this state revolves around a favor, and a kickback afterwards as a payment. (DO WE NEED TO DISCUSS TASER) The smallest thing as just knowing your buddy is connected to a business you are approving in a contract is inappropriate, and this whole matter needs to be reopened.

Below are the IG letters back to Lewis Advising him preliminarily that nothing wrong occurred. How many people being investigated objectively by the IG get a preliminary letter of the status of the investigation less than a month in? Just how many IG investigations are completed in only a month? These letters only show that the IG thinks it "appears" nothing wrong was done here, and it does not state that there was a full investigation, including corroborating interviews, statements, the pulling of phone, email and text message data. It also does not say "Mister Lewis you did nothing wrong at all, and we are sure of that through our extensive investigation into the matter." This letter actually only states they only said they pushed paper on the matter.


Below are the first and last pages of the invoices for the company we have. As you can see we are talking about a lot of money.

Below is the second page of the contract that shows where the contract can just be renewed with only a mutual written agreement almost ensuring business into 2021.


MOVING ON TO SOME MORE ISSUES.

On 3/2/2017 Dan Lewis was absent from a huge issue that his party was pushing because standing for it would have crushed his political aspirations in a city like Albuquerque.
Lewis was absent for the Immigrant Friendly Affirmation Status Vote. On February 22, 2017 Dan Lewis was again absent when it came time to vote for the sanctuary city issue reaffirming the City of Albuquerque's commitment to diversity. (m-17-4)
At a time when Mr. Lewis knew he wanted to run for mayor he voted to increase public funding by 75% for mayoral candidates who qualify from $369,000 to $645,000.

On May 8th 2014, (0-2014-011) Lewis voted to make it criminal for employers to violate the minimum wage ordnance.

Dan Lewis voted on 4/6/15 to sell city bonds amounting to $13,000,000 for developing the Albuquerque Rapid Transit Project (ART). (0-2015-009)

On June 15th 2015 Dan Lewis voted to apply for a $5.1 million dollar grant from the Federal Transit Authority to fund ART (R-2015-055) and on the same day voted to apply another federal grant from the Federal Transit Authority to ART to the sum of $1.4 million.

But after all of this.... In March of 2017, Dan Lewis stated to the Albuquerque Free Press "I have stood against this project from the beginning, and ART will be completed by the time the next mayor takes office," Lewis said. "But I will introduce legislation that says if it doesn't meet the metrics of traffic flow and the metrics of economic benefits to the corridor, then we will have the ability to revert the road back to it's original configuration.

We here at the Eye are wondering where all the fuel will come from to run those busses, maintenance trucks and security vehicles for A.R.T. No doubt, from Desert Fuels Inc.

You see, everything here revolves around the you scratch my back philosophy. From Susana and her cronies marijuana grows, to Schultz and Taser, along with Schultz and Kaufman's West contracts, and what that little creep Nate Korn did pulling strings on the NMLEA board, to tamper with cases, and cover for Schultz, to what may happen after this administration gets ripped out like a weed, as our Eyes are telling us. Our Eyes have told us recently that Mayor Berry is eyeing a spot as CEO for Bradbury Stamm, the construction company now working on the Albuquerque Rapid Transit Project, after this election. There is no doubt that when Berry ran 8 years ago this was all planned. All, but the DoJ, and the out of control death spin the city is in.

Our Eyes have told us that Major pain in the balls, and consummate malfeasant turd Gonterman is fleeing come October also. He has to just squeeze the last bit out of the place, because he knows with his reputation, and having to rely on real qualifications, it's going to be slim pickings after this free ride.

One thing is for sure. We need to put these mayoral candidates through the mill, to vet out the self servers, and greedy creeps so that we do not have another Richard J Berry on our hands, and we are able to clean up our city.

UPDATE 5/23

The below post was observed this morning. We felt it was disturbing and relative to the point that it needed to be added to this article. Thanks to our readers.

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow! Even indirectly voting for shit that you know WILL enrich your company is totally an ethics violation, and may be criminal. It is called racketeering. WHAT THE Jesus fk?!?

Anonymous said...

Does anybody expect anything less than these idiots on city council? Even the new boy Dat Pavis can't help himself and he sees himself like the next Martin Heinrich: first the house then the senate when Udall retires all for picking symbolic fights. Fucken leeches the whole lot. ESPECIALLY that idiot Ken Sanchez and fucken freaky guy Brad dipshit Winters.

Anonymous said...

What the hell do you expect from a Heyzooz freak!?!?

Anonymous said...

Is Peter Pacheco any relation to that brown nosed piece of shit Paul Pacheeeeeeeeeco?

Anonymous said...

If there was an MIT of racketeering it would be right here in Albuquerque. Students would fly in from all over the world to attend classes on how these motherfuckers do it and get away with it.

Anonymous said...

If you want Big NM Oil to control the new Mayor, vote for Dan Lewis.

Rumors are after Preacher Man Dan's church folded and his short run as an entrepreneur failed, Dan's wife's Uncle, John Mancini Sr., put Dan into the Oil Business.

Mancini Sr. owns an oil company that had retail gas stations around ABQ called Duke City Energy and Dessert Fuels is run by his son, J.J. Mancini Jr.

And that Eye, is how an Inexperienced Nincompoop like Dan Lewis skyrocketed to VP at Dessert Fuels.

The City contract with Dessert Fuels has always been an inside job for Danny Boy while pretending to be a City Councilor concerned about The People's best interests.



Anonymous said...

Oops!!! Well Dan... looks like the cats out of the fucking bag! Ahahahahaha!

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile, Dishonor R.J. is hanging out with vile Sex-trafficking Murders.

What DID HE KNOW and WHEN DID HE KNOW IT?

http://www.kob.com/albuquerque-news/suspected-sex-trafficker-cornelius-galloway-hid-in-plain-sight/4492311/

Can't wait to see if R.J. and Perry are on this Devils list of Johns...

Anonymous said...

Well well well, look at the lies that come out of Rhiannon's mouth when it's not full of Perry's little Dick: Mayor Berry is consistently out in his community trying to positively impact the lives of all 600,000 constituent that he serves and that includes helping at homeless shelters, non-profits and in this case organizations who try and help convicted felons get reintegrated back into society. He will continue to meet with anyone in Albuquerque who is trying to get their lives on track.


Berry is a regular fucken Robin Hood.

Anonymous said...

Was there an I filed on Jody for her investigation into the murder of Jayden when she arrested the wrong person? What ever happened about that?

No surrounding agency will hire Gonterman not even as a 34 much less anything higher.

Anonymous said...

Can any of these losers get ANYTHING on their own or through hard work and being qualified. WTF! I mean really. Every one of these motherfuckers gets shit given to them.

Anonymous said...

Dan Lewis...riding the tailcoat of his wife. I guess Dan and RJ have something in common. If it wasn't for their wives, they wouldn't be where they are.

Anonymous said...

Heard Tim Gonterman and probably Jodi will end up working at Santa Ana PD when they hire more officers for their new hotel....

Sandoval County is screwed!!!!

Bye bye....Im headed to AZ!

Dennis Maez said...

Whomever you are that posted at 1:47pm and mentioned Nicole Chavez-Lucero should be ashamed of yourself, she is a victim of a mess that was thrust upon her without her choosing. I've met and spent time with this young lady and know for a fact that whatever she is doing at, and for APD is so other folks won't have to suffer the pain she and her family has experienced. I don't know any of the others you mentioned in your post but I do know Mrs. Chavez-Lucero and whatever you know about the others is your business, but I know her and know what she does is because she wants to do something positive that came from a tragic situation. You should apologize and delete your post.
Dennis Maez

Anonymous said...

Desert Fuels distributes high octane racing fuels to VP gas stations conveniently located near Paseo del Norte and Alameda for the drag racers' convenience.

Anonymous said...

Dan Lewis has been promising us at the apoa the world. $35/hour for P1cs. I'm not buying the shit he's selling. This guy is a fucken snake oil salesman. Shawn, don't back this guy. He's a Berry wannabe along with Wayne Johnson.

Anonymous said...

US at the Apoa! YOU have been hiding in the shadows somewhere with our big-mouthed thug clown "president", just praying for this term to end so you can quit being beaten by Rob Perry and the Mayor. YOU are sitting back and watching as the city council openly discusses adding step raises to your contract, thereby killing any leverage you have for another 25 years. Not one word from the Apoa "world". But who cares, right? YOU and the few punks on OUR board will get a raise for yourselves and your fearful leader.

Anonymous said...

The APOA should NEVER back anyone that is running for office. PERIOD. When will we learn that the only thing that comes out of their mouths is horseshit and promises that they will NEVER keep if elected. So what if they take it personal. The results will still be the same we will get absolutely NOTHING from them same as if he had backed them. For once please don't fall for their bullshit.

Unknown said...

You're not going to post my response?

Stealth said...

Unknown May 26 2016,
What response? We have posted everything we have been sent with the exception to one repetitive clown who continues with the same baseless nonsense. The error was on your end. Resubmit. It probably did not go through.
Thank You,
The Eye

Anonymous said...

This is how bribery is taken care of in the real world. In New Mexico (twilight zone), with all the backscratching going on, not so much.


https://www.abqjournal.com/1009267/former-arizona-utility-regulator-indicted-on-bribery-charges.html

Anonymous said...

We need to endorse a Mayor who documents that Commands and above are at will employees and are gone. Re building is like a NFL/NBA team, it takes years and years and commitment. Berry had no commitment and conned everyone when he retained Schultz. I don't have a college degree but know that the house to be cleaned, and it will take a 8 year program at the very least. I like seeing Gonterman riding around in his sweet ride. What is happening with Jody and her lying about the homicide?? Any civil case?

Anonymous said...

Lewis plays word games about voting on connected contracts while pulling the 'China' card...

http://nmindepth.com/2017/04/26/city-contractors-give-to-abq-mayoral-candidates/



“My employer, Desert Fuels, operates a fuel supply division and a transport division. These are separate and distinct subdivisions of the company. 100% of my work is solely dedicated to the transport company. The company was divided into two separate divisions to create a ‘Chinese Wall’ of sorts between supply and transport, specifically to ensure my separation from any fuel sales contracts sold to the city of Albuquerque. On the city side of any such transactions, I completely remove myself from any involvement in and voting for such fuel contracts. I recuse myself from such votes according to the rules of the council specifically to avoid even an appearance of a conflict between my private employment and my duty to the public that elected me.”

Anonymous said...

I have separation from Sandia Pueblo Police to everything else. LOL

Anonymous said...

While it probably won’t help by responding here as I’m sure my words will be twisted around and mischaracterized, here it goes…

By the way, you are welcome to call my personal cell phone at 505-615-6507. I don’t hide from anybody.

All of the documents you posted are public information and taken directly from my public cabq.gov website.

My opponents have brought up the contract with Desert Fuels many times over the last few years. Legitimate journalists have followed up on it and did their research and found that there was nothing there. Desert Fuels is one of many vendors in a “vendor pool” of diesel suppliers. All of the fuel suppliers who do this kind of work in the City of Albuquerque are on that contract. Each vendor puts in the lowest price they have on fuel when the department needs it and the lowest bidder gets the load for that week. The process saves the city money, and Desert Fuels only sells when it is the lowest price on any given order. This is a very small amount of work for Desert Fuels compared to the work that the company does in multiple states around the Southwest.

Facts:
-John Mancini is not my wife’s uncle. There is no relationship there.
-I do not have any ownership of Desert Fuels.
-Desert Fuels sells gas and diesel, not electricity to ART buses
-“Hedging Mechanisms” are not negotiations or bidding. They have nothing to do with a fuel vendor. You have a misunderstanding of how the city purchases and “hedges” fuel.
-I opposed the ART - voting against the funding. The other grant votes that you mentioned are pass-through mechanical functions of the council. Administration used some of those funds as matching dollars for the ART.
-The city of Albuquerque voted in an election to raise the minimum wage. I opposed it. When it became law, I affirmed that the city had to enforce it. Silly to make the stretch that I somehow support a raise to the minimum wage. Heard that one before.
-The church I founded and retired from “Soul Rio Community Church” is strong and growing. My wife and I are very close with all the members there including the Pastor whom I mentored for over a decade. Anyone is welcome to call him. Pastor Floyd Silva. Or not, and believe the silly lie.
-I was the one who called for the investigation of Tazer, and the resignation of Chief Schultz
-On the “Immigrant Friendly Affirmation Vote”. I have one conference per year I must go to due to my work. City Councilors are not full time. I have a full-time job. I missed the one meeting because of a trip that was scheduled far in advance of when the agenda for the meeting was set. I also made it clear that I would have voted against the memorial if I was there. The memorial passed and my “no” vote would not have changed it. The memorial made no change of policy. I voted in 2011 to affirm the current standard operating procedure to cooperate with ICE agents in our transfer center. I have a 97% voting record the last 8 years on the council. I do not ever walk out on any votes.

It’s interesting that the Eye used to champion a lot of the decisions I’ve made and my work as a city councilor, and how I have opposed Berry on everything, until I started running for mayor, and a certain opponent got in the race. This opponent has a well-known connection to your site and I hear him often repeating everything you wrote in your post about me. Dots connected.

Whether you support me or not, like me or not, write this crap or not, I’m still glad to be of help to you any time.

Dan Lewis

Anonymous said...

Are you going to post this or no?

While it probably won’t help by responding here as I’m sure my words will be twisted around and mischaracterized, here it goes…

You are welcome to call my personal cell phone at 505-615-6507. I don’t hide from anybody.

All of the documents you posted are public information and taken directly from my public cabq.gov website.

My opponents have brought up the contract with Desert Fuels many times over the last few years. Legitimate journalists have followed up on it and did their research and found that there was nothing there. Desert Fuels is one of many vendors in a “vendor pool” of diesel suppliers. All of the fuel suppliers who do this kind of work in the City of Albuquerque are on that contract. Each vendor puts in the lowest price they have on fuel when the department needs it and the lowest bidder gets the load for that week. Desert Fuels only sells when it is the lowest price on any given order.

Facts:
-John Mancini is not my wife’s uncle. There is no relationship there.
-I do not have any ownership of Desert Fuels.
-Desert Fuels sells gas and diesel, not electricity to ART buses
-“Hedging Mechanisms” are not negotiations or bidding.
-I opposed the ART - voting against the funding. The other grant votes that you mentioned are pass-through mechanical functions of the council.
-The city of Albuquerque voted in an election to raise the minimum wage. I opposed it. When it became law, I affirmed that the city had to enforce it. Silly to make the stretch that I somehow support a raise to the minimum wage.
-The church I founded and retired from “Soul Rio Community Church” is strong and growing. My wife and I are very close with all the members there including the Pastor whom I mentored for over a decade. Anyone is welcome to call him. Pastor Floyd Silva.
-I called for the investigation of Tazer, and the resignation of Chief Schultz
-On the “Immigrant Friendly Affirmation Vote”. I have one conference per year I must go to due to my work. I have a full-time job. I missed the one meeting because of a trip that was scheduled far in advance of when the agenda for the meeting was set. I also made it clear that I would have voted against the memorial if I was there. The memorial passed and my “no” vote would not have changed it. The memorial made no change of policy. I voted in 2011 to affirm the current SOP to cooperate with ICE agents in our transfer center. I have a 97% voting record the last 8 years on the council. I do not ever walk out on any votes.

It’s interesting that the Eye used to champion a lot of the decisions I’ve made and my work as a city councilor, and how I have opposed Berry on everything, until I started running for mayor, and a certain opponent got in the race. This opponent has a well-known connection to your site and I hear him often repeating everything you wrote in your post about me. Dots connected.

Whether you support me or not, like me or not, write this crap or not, I’m still glad to be of help to you any time.

Dan Lewis

Anonymous said...

Dan, thou dost protesteth too much! Your staments make no sense. Like at all. Choose your place: be a businessman or be a city counselor. But you can't be a businessman who benefits from city business.

Anonymous said...

@ 4:58 of course he can...................... It's been going on for years. Nothing will ever change in this toilet bowl of a city. We bees moving on out and up by the end of summer. Can't handle the crime, corruption, nepotism, that has gone on for way to long. See ya, wouldn't want to be ya....

Stealth said...

Mr. Lewis,
Thank you for your reply.
We will be addressing it shortly.
Please get your seatbelt and strap in.
Sincerely,
The Eye.