The Constitution of the State of Georgia, Article VIII. Education; Section IV. Board of Regents, gives the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia (USG) EXCLUSIVE AUTHORITY to do what they want with BILLIONS OF ANNUAL HIGHER EDUCATION ALLOCATIONS of State Taxes and Federal Grants with NO FISCAL ACCOUNTABILITY TO THE  LEGISLATURE. 

FACT #1  

GOVERNOR KEMP FAILED CAMPAIGN PROMISE TO “REFORM STATE GOVERNMENT” AND “ENHANCE TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY;”

 FACT #2

GOVERNOR KEMP DENIED MEETING REQUESTS FROM UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF GEORGIA WITNESSES TO ALLEGED FRAUD AND MILLIONS OF STATE/FEDERAL FUNDS MISAPPROPRIATED BY USG OFFICIALS;

 FACT #3

GOVERNOR KEMP EXEMPTED THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF GEORGIA TO MANDATORY BUDGET HEARINGS BY SPEAKER RALSTON IN SEPTEMBER 2019;

 FACT #4  

GOVERNOR KEMP FAILED TO RESPOND TO SIX REQUESTS TO APPOINT A SPECIAL INVESTIGATOR ALLOWED BY O.C.G.A. 45-15-18 TO CRIMES NOT INVESTIGATED BY TWO ATTORNEY GENERALS (OLENS AND CARR).  

All Six Requests to appoint a Special Investigator were sent to Governor Kemp by Athens Attorney Stephen Humphreys.

NO RESPONSE FROM GOVERNOR KEMP TO ALL SIX REQUESTS:

■ GOVERNOR KEMP 6TH REQUEST TO APPOINT INVESTIGATOR NOV 2020

https://drive.google.com/file/d/19wRJhHE6hswfCYo1Sd8w_OmT0VvoObFA/view?usp=sharing

 CRITICALLY NEEDED BY SPECIAL INVESTIGATOR:

 

  1. FBI/GBI Investigation
  2. Forensic Audit
  3. Grand Jury Hearing with University System of Georgia Witnesses
  4. Budget Hearings by General Assembly with Bill Amendment to Mandate Fiscal Accountability by The Board of Regents of USG
  5. Being Scheduled: USG Witnesses to meet with Fulton County DA Willis Anti-Corruption Division given the fact Governor Kemp has DENIED all Meeting Requests from USG Witnesses

 Attorney General Chris Carr keeps much evidence in one USG Whistleblower case SEALED and is viewable on YouTube LYING to the public stating the evidence is “NOT SEALED.”  

*See YouTube link and list of SEALED documents on pgs. 9 – 10

 The Board of Regents of the USG recently froze tuition hikes, but failed to mention this is The Regents media “crumb” to avoid the fact “GEORGIA 4-YEAR UNIVERSITY TUITIONS JUMPED 88.7% OVER 15 YEARS!” ■ THE CENTER SQUARE 1 December 2019

https://www.thecentersquare.com/georgia/georgia–year-university-tuitions-jumped- over-years/article_3f801466-0b1f-11ea-8db0-93d357731567.html

 Global Watchdog By Alan Wood   August 23, 2015 The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia a.k.a. “The Untouchables”        

 https://gwmac.com/the-board-of-regents-of-the-university-system-of-georgia-a-k-a-the-untouchables/

 Atlanta Journal and Constitution

Audit tallies $600M in nonpayment by USG to Georgia pensions   ByJames Salzer 22 February 2019        

https://www.ajc.com/news/state–regional-govt–politics/audit-tallies-600m-nonpayment-university-system-pensions/QIaz7x1A6jbMRVX355QhSI/

Professor Bourdeaux Made Six Figures Teaching One Class News Release: 15 SEPT 2020

https://www.richmccormick.us/professor-bourdeaux-made-six-figures-teaching-one-class        

“Higher education is a key to economic success but is  out of reach for far too many…” “Perhaps those students

are struggling to afford college because Professor  Bourdeaux is paid more than $3350 per hour spent teaching.”  

 

“According to GSU records, Professor Bourdeaux taught just 2 classes at GSU over the last 4 years….Professor Bourdeaux’s total in classroom time in 2016 was just 40 hours all year. GSU Students and Georgia taxpayers paid Professor Bourdeaux $134,204.40 in 2016.”  

 

GEORGIA STATE PRESIDENT BECKER HEADS PAY   LIST AT $2.8 M in 2020

By James Salzer, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution POLITICS Jan 26, 2021

  He was one of three university staffers to be paid more than $1 million in fiscal 2020, which ended June 30, just after state lawmakers cut state spending 10% in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

For nine years after he retired as the chancellor of the University System of Georgia, Stephen Portch remained on the state’s payroll, collecting $823,000 as an adviser and consultant…   By James Salzer  May 26, 2011 

 

 ■ Georgia universities, exempt from Kemp cuts, seek more money

By JEFF AMY September 10, 2019

Georgia’s public universities could see overall state funding increase next year, despite guidance from Gov. Brian Kemp to trim budgets this year and next.   https://apnews.com/article/9a57a29474394389b9185e071ef7aeac

 ■ Georgia Public Broadcasting

Some of Georgia’s top education officials continue drawing 6 figure salaries after they retire, despite deep cuts to higher education      

By Noel Brown May 30, 2011                                             

http://www.gpb.org/news/2011/05/30/university-chiefs-still-paid-after-retirement 

 ■ ONLINE Athens – Athens Banner-Herald 

UGA president Morehead will make 43 percent more under new contracts   By Lee Shearer Wednesday, May 27, 2015

http://onlineathens.com/uga/2015-05-27/uga-president-morehead-will-make-43-percent-more-under-new-contracts

 ■ Red and Black         

UGA President Michael Adams to receive $2.7 million over five years after retirement  By A.J. Archer May 11, 2012                  

http://www.redandblack.com/news/uga-president-michael-adams-to-receive-million-over-five-years/article_3413d8db-307f-546f-bc3d-15444108714c.html

 LAX OVERSIGHT ALLOWED HIGH-PAID TECH OFFICIALS TO MISUSE MONEY Aug 6, 2018

By Johnny Edwards and Ty Tagami – The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

For years, high-ranking Georgia Tech officials earning six-figure salaries used their positions to line their pockets, internal investigations have found. “There have been way too many cases of universities sweeping things under the rug.”

https://www.ajc.com/news/state–regional/lax-oversight-allowed-high-paid-tech-officials-misuse-tax-money/KPhr38F6PupvqESYALWWIP/

Georgia college presidents get pay raises – Two top $1 million a year  By Eric Stirgus –May 19, 2017 Atlanta Education News

http://www.ajc.com/news/local-education/georgia-college-presidents-get-pay- raises/TI4FXlXwSaenA0pur5xTPL

■ Atlanta Unfiltered

University execs’ deferred pay, often hidden, tops $7 million  

By Jim Walls Oct. 5, 2009 

http://www.atlantaunfiltered.com/2009/10/05/university-execs-deferred-pay-often-hidden-tops-7-million/  

     *USG Witness #1, E. Denise Caldon Sorkness, was initial source on this news release

 Ex-Georgia Regent Dean Alford ordered to pay $10.8 million in fraud case By EDUCATION| April 8, 2021 By Eric Stirgus                   Former state lawmaker and Georgia Board of Regents member

Dean Alford has been ordered to pay nearly $10.8 million after

about 100 investors say he ran a Ponzi scheme that defrauded them.

https://www.ajc.com/education/ex-georgia-regent-dean-alford-agrees-to-pay-108-million-in-fraud-case/S5QYRKPJBBGIZJPBC7MFGV6TLQ/

A source at a top office at The Board of Regents informed USG Whistleblower/Witness #1, Elizabeth Denise Caldon Sorkness, the Regents have an alleged “90/60” non-disclosed to the public policy which continues to pay USG presidents and officials for years after their retirements as “consultants” or part-time faculty at “90% of their former administrative salary for the first two years and 60%, thereafter;” i.e.:  See: http://www.open.georgia.gov/sta/advance.aud  

 

2010-2011 Salary for former President David A. Bell at Middle Georgia State University for 2 years with evidence confirming his inabilities to perform presidential responsibilities SEALED with Protective Orders by former Attorney General Sam Olensand KEPT SEALED by Attorney General Chris Carr in Caldon v BOR 2009-CV-165267 Whistleblower Case filed in Fulton County Superior Court

 

               $ 837,668.95
 Global Watchdogs     *1 year salary as part-time faculty

Retired Middle Georgia State President David Bell paid $347,300 in 2014  By Alan Wood 22 August 2015  

https://gwmac.com/retired-middle-georgia-state-president-david-bell-paid-347300-in-2014/

 

$ 347,300.00     
2012 – 2014 Salary for former USG President David A. Bell as part-time faculty for three years with knowledge by Regents and Attorney General of Bell’s inabilities to perform his job SEALED by Attorney General’s Office and Judges Downs and Richardson, Fulton County Superior Court

 

$ 761,706.97
BELL’S SALARY FOR FIVE YEARS  *3 years as part-time faculty                   $1,599,375.92

When USG Whistleblower/Witness #1, Elizabeth Denise Caldon Sorkness, was asked by a faculty member to ask President David Bell about the rumor on campus he was also receiving a $400,000 deferred compensation check when he retired, President Bell responded to Denise:   “It’s none of their business.”      

 LIST OF USG WITNESSES GOVERNOR KEMP REFUSES TO MEET WITH; BEING SCHEDULED TO MEET WITH FULTON COUNTY ANTI-CORRUPTION DIVISION PER FULTON COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY WILLIS.  DATE TBD.

 Fulton County DA Willis: fani.willisda@fultoncountyga.gov  404.613.6530   

Executive Assistant to DA: Jeremy Murray: Jeremy.Murray@fultoncountyga.gov  

                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 USG WITNESS #1 – ELIZABETH “DENISE” CALDON SORKNESS

OFFICE OF USG COLLEGE PRESIDENT FIFTEEN YEARS/GEORGIA USG WHISTLEBLOWER  478.731.5576 Email: cotn712@aol.com   @DeniseSorkness  

 USG WITNESS #2 – STEPHEN F. HUMPHREYS, ATHENS ATTORNEY 

P.O. Box 192 Athens, GA 30603 (706) 207-6982 Email: athenslaw@gmail.com 

 USG WITNESS #3 – DR. DANIEL S. PAPP 

Former USG President at Kennesaw State University 2006 – 2016

  USG WITNESS #4 – DR. CASSANDRA M. SMITH

Former Associate Vice President Research and Sponsored Programs

Albany State University   803.608.7442 Email: sarcadiasolutions@gmail.com

  USG WITNESS #5 – ANGIE ALLISON

Former Higher Education Constituent Representative in the Office of the Georgia Governor 2009 – 2011   678.858.8091 Email: angie.allison@icloud.com

 USG WITNESS #6 – M. TODD BRANDENBURG

Former X-Ray Technician Georgia Medical College Augusta

706.910.9577   Email: sourcewaterman@yahoo.com

Four USG Witnesses met with Senator Lindsey Tippins, Chairman of the Senate Higher Education Committee, in February 2019 at his office in the Capitol.

i.e., One USG Witness stated they brought to the attention of a USG President a $300,000 Grant NOT used for the purpose of the Grant.  The USG President told the USG Witness it was “not their business” and to “ignore.”  

 This USG Witness remains confidential until investigation.Attorney General Chris Carr is viewable on YouTube stating the evidence in a USG Whistleblower case is “NOT SEALED,” when, in fact, it is.  

■ Recorded OCGA 16-10-20 Violation by Attorney General Chris Carr

      https://youtu.be/0qZoxx9E9gU

■ GA STATE BAR DENIAL RE ATTORNEY GENERAL CARR 18 DEC 2018         https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pi9Jg-U7IIzMYv6Dg80plEu79FK7y_FY/view?usp=sharing

State Bar Grievance Denied 18 Dec. 2018 with statement:

    “The statements by Mr. Carr were not made in the course of his job.” 

FACT: Carr made statements at a Campaign forum for his job as  Attorney General

 ATTORNEY GENERAL CHRISTOPHER M. CARR

40 Capitol Square, SW   Atlanta, GA  30334-1300

Office: 404.656.3393 or 404.656.3300

Fax: 404.657.9932   https://law.georgia     Email: ccarr@law.ga.gov

Twitters: @ChrisCarr_Ga    @Georgia_AG

  USG WITNESS #1 – ELIZABETH DENISE CALDON SORKNESS

               LEGAL RECORD IN FULTON COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT

                          DEPOSITIONS/AFFIDAVITS KEPT SEALED BY

                     ATTORNEY GENERAL CHRISTOPHER M. CARR

 

  30-Jan-10   AFFIDAVIT: Mary Edenfield Gibbs *KEPT SEALED BY AG CARR
    4-Feb-10             DEPOSITION: E. Denise Caldon  *KEPT SEALED AG CARR
    8-Feb-10             DEPOSITION: Doreen Stiles Poitevint

      * Only Deposition no longer SEALED

*Following USG Witness #1’s inclusion of Deposition of Regent Doreen Stiles Poitevint as Exhibit I in 4th Motion to UNSEAL Evidence, the Deposition of Regent Doreen Stiles Poitevint is no longer sealed.

 DEPOSITION OF REGENT POITEVINT                      https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pMpm8aUH_PRBiU1yuJsvE_m8IL9fz8fd/view?usp=sharing

   11-Feb-10   DEPOSITION: Levy Youmans  *KEPT SEALED BY AG CARR
   17-Mar-10   DEPOSITION: John Cole  *KEPT SEALED BY AG CARR        
   19-Mar-10   DEPOSITION: David A. Bell–LIVE DVD *KEPT SEALED BY AG CARR
   30-Mar-10   AFFIDAVIT:  Claudia Pecor  *KEPT SEALED BY AG CARR
    12-Apr-10          DEPOSITION: Letitia Langley *KEPT SEALED BY AG CARR
    12-Apr-10    DEPOSITION: Joann Whatley *KEPT SEALED BY AG CARR
1        2-Apr-10          DEPOSITION: David A. Bell–LIVE DVD *KEPT SEALED BY AG CARR
     7-Jun-10      DE  DEPOSITION: Caroline Keller  *KEPT SEALED BY AG CARR

   

    NOTE:  ELIZABETH DENISE CALDON SORKNESS, USG WHISTLEBLOWER AND USG WITNESS #1 HAS COPIES OF ALL DEPOSITIONS/AFFIDAVITS AND LIVE DVDS OF FORMER USG PRESIDENT DAVID A. BELL NOTED ABOVE AND KEPT SEALED BY GEORGIA ATTORNEY GENERAL CHRIS CARR.

 

 

 

 

With the fact Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr keeps evidence SEALED and is on YouTube lying to this fact, the State Bar Approving Rule Allowing Disbarment for Prosecutors who hide evidence should also apply to Attorneys (i.e., Attorney General Carr) when they “hide evidence” for their Defendants. *See pgs. 9-10

 

  

 

State Bar Approves Rule Allowing Disbarment for Prosecutors Who Hide Evidence   By Greg Land | March 24, 2021 at 04:04 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Sherry Boston, district attorney, DeKalb County, Georgia. (Photo: John Disney/ALM)

 

The State Bar’s Board of Governors approved a revision of Rule 3.8 that would allow prosecutors who withhold evidence to be disbarred; the Georgia Supreme Court will have the final say.   

The Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of Georgia and DeKalb County District Attorney Sherry Boston have teamed up to revise and strengthen the state’s rules governing prosecutorial misconduct. 

Under proposed revisions to the Rules of Professional Conduct approved by the State Bar of Georgia’s Board of Governors, prosecutors found to have failed to disclose potentially exculpatory evidence to a defendant can face sanctions up to and including disbarment; the current maximum penalty under Rule 3.8 is a public reprimand. 

https://www.law.com/dailyreportonline/2021/03/24/state-bar-approves-rule-allowing-disbarment-for-prosecutors-who-hide-evidence/?slreturn=20210502110429

 

 ★ FEDERAL MAIL FRAUD

O.C.G.A 16-10-8 VIOLATION

False official certificates or writings by officers or employees of state and political subdivisions; FEDERAL MAIL FRAUD.                     

                                                                                                          

 

i.e., USG Appeals are NEVER read by Regents’ Organization and Law Committee as FRAUDUENTLY stated in Decision Letter FEDERALLY MAILED to Thousands of USG Faculty, Staff and Students.                                                           

 

Regent Poitevint stated in her Deposition she did NOT even know she was the Co-Chair of the Regents’ Organization and Law Committee – appointed years earlier!

 

Federal Mail Fraud confirmed in Deposition of former Regent Doreen Poitevint and News Releases below:

 

 DEPOSITION OF REGENT POITEVINT                     https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pMpm8aUH_PRBiU1yuJsvE_m8IL9fz8fd/view?usp=sharing

GLOBAL WATCHDOGS HEADLINE NEWS REPORTS

EXCERPTS AND FULL DEPOSITION OF REGENT DOREEN STILES POITEVINT IN WHISTLEBLOWER SUIT  

Alan Wood October 29, 2014 Corruption in Georgia

http://gwmac.com/poitevint-deposition/

 

 CBS ATLANTA NEWS

A CBS Atlanta investigation exposes allegations that the powerful Board of Regents has mishandled appeals filed by terminated employees 

By Jeff Chirico Posted: Nov 11, 2013

http://www.cbsatlanta.com/story/23934987/investigation-exposes-allegations-that-board-of-regents-mishandles-employee-appeals

 

CBS ATLANTA You Tube #2

Jeff Chirico investigates Georgia’s Board of Regents Appeals Process

By Jeff Chirico  Published on Apr 11, 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wloQ9aF8NoQ

 

 

 

 

 

   Global Watchdog Jan. 22, 2016

An Open Letter to the People of Georgia: Your Higher Education is in Crisis 

 Reported by Alan Wood, Global Watchdog and written by Dr. William

 Gary Kline – Former Georgia Southwestern State University, Professor    

  https://gwmac.com/177836-2/               

 

 

 

 CBS Atlanta News Report #3:

Former employee: Board of Regents hiding records that show mismanagement

By Jeff Chirico, Nov 14, 2013

http://www.cbsatlanta.com/story/23973296/former-employee-board-of-regents-hiding-records

 

 

 

■ AJC         

State’s college presidents in line for raises from 1.5 to 5 percent

By Janel Davis Education – The Atlanta Journal-Constitution May 15, 2016

http://www.myajc.com/news/local-education/state-college-presidents-line-for-raises-from-percent/kKlXm9bQlfA5ch0YycVKvI/

 

 

 

■ WSBTV News 

Former KSU president paid $500K by foundation on top of salary    

By Jodie Fleischer Updated: Jun 3, 2016                                                          

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/cobb-county/former-ksu-president-paid-500k-by-foundation-on-top-of-salary/320761675

 

 

 

AJC – The Atlanta Journal-Constitution/ Get Schooled

Are generous raises for Georgia college presidents defensible or necessary?  By Maureen Downey May 29, 2015

http://getschooled.blog.ajc.com/2015/05/28/are-generous-raises-for-georgia-college-presidents-defensible-or-necessary/   

                                                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

Former Governor Sonny Perdue – who is being considered to be appointed Chancellor – was fully informed about the fiscal malfeasance by the Regents.  Perdue responded in 2009 with an email stating:

                        

———- Forwarded message ———-
From:
Georgia.Governor@gov.state.ga.us
Date: Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 2:26 PM
Subject: Re: Contact the Governor     

To: Name Withheld  

From: STATE OF GEORGIA 

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR   ATLANTA 30334-0900

SONNY PERDUE, GOVERNOR

Dear Name Confidential: 

 

Thank you for taking the time to make me aware of your thoughts about the University System of Georgia. 

 

I understand your concerns about what you perceive to be unnecessary expenditures in these difficult budget times. 

 

I must tell you, however, that Georgia’s Constitution reserves to the Board of Regents the exclusive authority to make such decisions.  See Ga. Const. Art. 8, Sec. 3, Para. 1(c).  For that reason, I encourage you to share your concerns with the Board of Regents….. 

 

 

 

 

GOVERNOR KEMP’S FACEBOOK SITE REPORTED LINKS POSTED ON 26 MAY 2021 AND 4 JUNE 2021 BY USG WHISTLEBLOWER/WITNESS #1 RE MEETING REQUEST AND POWER POINT – USG WITNESS #1 WARNED IF SHE POSTED AGAIN SHE WOULD BE “RESTRICTED.”

 

 

 

YOUTUBE INTERVIEWS WITH

UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF GEORGIA WITNESSES

                                         SEPTEMBER 2020

 

  1. YOUTUBE INTERVIEW
  2. DENISE CALDON SORKNESS, USG WHISTLEBLOWER/

USG WITNESS #1

 

STEPHEN HUMPHREYS, ATTORNEY/USG WITNESS #2

BOARD OF REGENTS USG CORRUPTION SORKNESS/HUMPHREYS

    INTERVIEW 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWEa4NBSjc8&feature=youtu.be

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. YOUTUBE INTERVIEW

STEPHEN HUMPHREYS, ATTORNEY/USG WITNESS #2

 

  1. ANTHONY TRICOLI, PRESIDENT EMERITUS GEORGIA PERIMETER COLLEGE 2006 – 2012

 

BOARD OF REGENTS USG CORRUPTION HUMPHREYS/TRICOLI INTERVIEW     

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHPnfbPMVac&feature=youtu.be

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prepared by:

Denise

Elizabeth Denise Caldon Sorkness  

Veteran’s Widow/Mother of Navy Officer/Former Administrative Assistant to USG President (15 years), Worked with Chancellor at UNC-Chapel Hill and                   Vice President at Mercer University/USG Higher Education Whistleblower /Author:http://www.amazon.com/dp/B018T30FNG

                *invited to share with Congress in D.C. in February 2017         

 

Macon, GA  31210    C: 478.731.5576   

Email: cotn712@aol.com   @DeniseSorkness

http://www.linkedin.com/in/denisesorkness

 

Georgia Whistleblower Protection Act Case/Pro se 

CALDON V. BOARD OF REGENTS            
Fulton County Superior Court 2009-CV-165267      

 

 2021 UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF GEORGIA WITNESSES POWER POINT 7 JUNE   

     https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UniR6pZXjPT6dDKjGtZwKKFhUK8zl3LO/view?usp=sharing

 

 2021 USG Witnesses Responses to Meeting Request with Governor Kemp

    7 June 2021         

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SyBvsJkusSgrrbY9y1Itsvv2NvPvusuo/view?usp=sharing

 

 

 

  

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