Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Hawes explains why IG must investigate

He didn't intend to do it, but one of the MCPS officials at the center of the scandal explained why the Inspector General must continue his investigation.

Richard Hawes, director of the MCPS Department of Facilities Management with responsibility for the Seven Locks/Kendale project, ridiculed and dismissed PTA members who asked him a year ago to account for possible waste, fraud, abuse and corruption.

According to the Washington Post, he's been getting surly with the County Council. He told councilmembers on March 2, "We don't withhold information, we just don't necessarily provide it."

Unless, of course, somebody asks. Which is why the Inspector General felt he had to open an investigation.