VetTheGov sent another CORA request to Colorado Mesa University regarding any other contract employment regarding now felonious charged and still State Senator Steve King and another 14 pages of documents were provided. Senator Steve King has been owner of a private Colorado company called American National Protective Services since March 22, 2000 but currently showing delinquent as of May 2012 along with several years of failing to file annual reports.
In the CORA request specific to American National Protective Services the company received a purchase order from CMU for $17,850.00 from July 15, 2008 to December 31, 2008. This PO required Senator King's private company to conduct a security audit, train staff, and review policies and procedures. In a separate letter from Andrew Breckel III confirmed the requirements of the newly issued PO to Senator King and at the bottom of the page you notice a Cc to Tim Foster, President of CMU. There can now be no claim that President Foster was never aware of disclosing this cozy relationship with Senator King since 2008. It is beginning to take shape that CMU offered this position for returned favors in Denver when you look back historically of what was happening at that time.
Gayle Berry a Mesa State graduate was hired as a professional lobbyist for the college and there were huge funds coming in over the next couple of years around this time and CMU positioned themselves well to receive a large chunk of these dollars. From the Independent Post September 2, 2008
Mesa State College could get 50 percent more money from the state next year if a request for increased funding is approved by the governor's budget office.
Increases year to year are common because of inflation or increased operations costs, said Gayle Berry, a Denver-based lobbyist for Mesa State. The proposed increase would take Mesa State from a $49.5 million 2008-2009 appropriation of cash and reappropriated funds from the state budget to nearly $75 million.
Where the money could be spent will be discussed this morning at a Mesa State Board of Trustees meeting, said College President Tim Foster. He expects 2009-2010 state appropriations for the college to come in somewhere between $50 million and $75 million.
Gayle Berry CMU Lobbyist was also a very active contributor to Senator Steve King, even back in 2008 as King was then Representative of House District 54. Gayle Berry recently supported Governor Hickenlooper with 1100.00. Gayle has spent over 12,235.00 in political contributions since 2009 and surely hoping to receive very kind votes for CMU funding. Remember the money Gayle spends are public tax dollars! This should make you wonder if the recent republican east coast infusion of money to get Tancredo out of the governors race is due to keeping Hickenlooper in office by putting up a much inferior republican opponent to protect the elites investments.
VetTheGov has a couple more questions that need answers such as the actual audit report Senator Steve King was to complete for CMU per the PO and if CMU put this opportunity out to bid. VetTheGov has also received more leads about other local government connections and payments regarding Senator Steve King's services, so stay tuned as there is plenty more to come.
So far the local media has only scratched the surface into these conflict of interest relationships with Senator Steve King but rest assured VetTheGov is following the money trail and will keep you up to speed as your local investigative partner and VetTheGov will make transparent the very close knit connections in Mesa County that protect the fractional reserve bankers and the investors they lure to get and use your tax monies for personal gain!