Anthony Tricoli Lauded for Leadership and Accomplishment

Tricoli Newsletter

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A government watchdog organization in Georgia has published a newsletter highlighting the leadership success of the former president of Georgia Perimeter College, Dr. Anthony Tricoli.

After doing a stellar job as president, and winning both state and national awards for his numerous accomplishments, it is alleged in a well-documented lawsuit that the University System of Georgia resorted to fraud to destroy the career and reputation of Dr. Tricoli.

The Attorney General of Georgia and the trial court have taken extraordinary measures to protect the state officials who retaliated against Dr. Tricoli for cutting pet projects out of the budget and exposing waste and misappropriation of state funds.  Georgia Watchdog wrote a detailed article in their newsletter about how sovereign immunity laws in Georgia have been used as a defense by the State of Georgia in many other lawsuits to allow public officials accused of criminal acts to be shielded from accountability. It substantiates why the Center for Public Integrity ranked Georgia dead last in ethics and transparency out of all 50 states.

I encourage you to open this attachment and read about the accomplishments that were gained during the six year tenure of Dr. Tricoli, then ask yourself……When will we finally stand together and stop the unethical and corrupt actions of the USG Chancellor and the Board of Regents so this does not happen to other leaders who are not part of Georgia’s good ‘ol boy system.

Below is a letter from the state director of Georgia Watchdogs addressing this issue.

Please also click this link to read the newsletter outlining the specifics of the Tricoli case.

 

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Good Afternoon:

You might wonder why a government watchdog organization is publishing a newletter about the former president of Georgia Perimeter College, Dr. Anthony Tricoli.

After doing a stellar job as president, and winning both state and national awards for his numerous accomplishments, it is alleged in a well-documented lawsuit that the University System of Georgia resorted to fraud to destroy the career and reputation of Dr. Tricoli.

The Attorney General of Georgia and the trial court have taken extraordinary measures to protect the state officials who retaliated against Dr. Tricoli for cutting pet projects out of the budget and exposing waste and misappropriation of state funds. (Go to www.GeorgiaWatchdogs.com and enter “sovereign immunity” in the search box to view a previous newsletter about how sovereign immunity laws in Georgia have been used as a defense by the State of Georgia in many other lawsuits to allow public officials accused of criminal acts to be shielded from accountability. It substantiates why the Center for Public Integrity ranked Georgia dead last in ethics and transparency out of all 50 states.)

The supporting documentation for this lawsuit should sound alarm bells for every taxpayer in Georgia. The lawsuit alleges that 300 jobs were lost, almost 10,000 fewer students per semester are gaining access to higher education, and somewhere between $9.5 million and $18.5 million remains missing and unaccounted for to this day, according to Georgia Perimeter College’s own self-audit.

The long-term overall negative economic impact is far worse than that. The Attorney General is alleged to be perversely distorting the law to protect the wrongdoers who destroyed Dr. Tricoli’s career and put an end to his positive reforms at Georgia Perimeter College.

After the Attorney General was sanctioned by the judge in the Ethics Commission whistleblower lawsuit for withholding evidence, the taxpayerswere forced to pay the fine for his violation of the law. When the Ethics Commission lawsuits were settled, it cost taxpayers over $3 million.

Now, once again, taxpayers are being forced to face the probability of paying millions of dollars as a result of the alleged wrongdoing of state officials who retaliated against Dr. Tricoli. Taxpayers are also suffering from the negative impact that all of this has had on a once vibrant and successful public educational institution, Georgia Perimeter College.

Although he promised to investigate the $9.5 million to $18.5 million that remains unaccounted for at GPC, Georgia’s Attorney General Sam Olens has instead focused his efforts on defending those who now claim sovereign immunity for their efforts to destroy Dr. Tricoli’s career. This is EXACTLY the same tactic that Attorney General Olens used in the open records lawsuit I filed to enforce Georgia’s Open Records Act. (Go towww.GeorgiaWatchdogs.com and enter “Sam Olens” in the search box to view a previous newsletter and link to an embarrassing videotape of Georgia’s Attorney General lying about his actions in that case.)

Georgia taxpayers deserve better than this. Not only are our open records laws and sovereign immunity laws being perverted, but innocent people are being destroyed and taxpayers are being forced to pay for it.

Georgia’s Attorney General owes taxpayers an explanation for his actions.

As always, I welcome your comments.
Best Regards,
Sabrina Smith
Statewide Chairman
Georgia Watchdogs
www.GeorgiaWatchdogs.com
Email: Sabrina@GeorgiaWatchdogs.com
Cell:770-572-5888
Georgia Watchdogs Tipline: 770-492-4298

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23 Comments

  1. Accomplished Thought Leader March 1, 2016 Reply
    • Former Dean Ronald March 2, 2016
  2. 2 College Degrees in Three Years February 8, 2016 Reply
  3. PhD at KSU February 8, 2016 Reply
  4. Dawson Ramsey February 3, 2016 Reply
  5. Angela D. December 29, 2015 Reply
  6. Richard December 11, 2015 Reply
    • Twenty-Five Year Instructor December 25, 2015
  7. Outstanding College President December 9, 2015 Reply
  8. Well Deserved Honor September 17, 2015 Reply
  9. Steve Short September 16, 2015 Reply
    • James September 16, 2015
  10. Stephen Chabak September 11, 2015 Reply
  11. A strong leader of non-profits too September 9, 2015 Reply
    • Extraordinary Leader September 17, 2015
  12. Dr. Tricoli is an Enrollment Magician and a Great Team Leader September 8, 2015 Reply
  13. Denise Caldon Sorkness September 7, 2015 Reply
  14. Dr. T is a Leader of Leaders September 7, 2015 Reply
    • Outstanding college president December 25, 2015
  15. A Trusted Friend of Faculty September 7, 2015 Reply
  16. Awesome President! September 5, 2015 Reply
  17. Dr. Tricoli is an excellent college president September 5, 2015 Reply
    • LINDA AMAYA September 5, 2015

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