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More on Gerald Walpin

This quote is making the round regarding the firing of AmeriCorps IG Gerald Walpin:

Kevin Hiestand, chairman of the board of St. HOPE Academy, said in a statement it was “about time” Walpin was removed. “Mr. Walpin’s allegations were meritless and clearly motivated by matters beyond an honest assessment of our program,” he said.

Kevin Hiestand is not impartial in this matter. He’s the boyhood friend of and personal attorney to Kevin Johnson, the target of Walpin’s investigation. The Johnson election for mayor got pretty heated toward the end and I assume that’s what Hiestand is referring to when he says the allegations were “motivated by matters beyond and honest assessment.”

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