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HUD’s Top Tech Employee Resigns Amid Corruption Scandal


On the same day Ben Carson, head of The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (Commonly known as HUD) testified before Congress about the dire need to upgrade the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s computer systems, its chief information officer resigned amid corruption allegations.

Johnson Joy submitted his resignation to Carson on Tuesday, according to a report from The Guardian, and the secretary accepted. Whistleblower Katrina Hubbard, Joy’s former executive assistant, filed a complaint about potential corruption in the CIO’s office, including suspicious over payments of a subcontractor.

Hubbard also claims that she was transferred and then fired after reporting the suspected fraud, with HUD citing job performance issues.

Joy first came under scrutiny last weekend, when The Guardian reported his connection to GJH Global Ministries, a religious charity that solicited donations but did not have a clear objective. The group’s website had mission statements copied from other churches, and was soon locked after The Guardian began asking questions about it.

“We literally did nothing,” GJH Global Ministries director Stephen Austin told a Guardian reporter.

Another HUD official who resigned amid questions about his background, Naved Jafry, was also involved in the charity; Jafry was a subcontractor associated with the same firm that allegedly received inflated payments.

The DC palace intrigue comes as Carson, a former Republican US Presidential Candidate and Trumps pick to head up HUD tries to weather the MSM (main stream media) hype controversy surrounding his office’s attempted purchase of a $31,000 dining room set, which was cancelled amid critical news coverage. Carson was again thumped in the MSM for his response to the situation during a Congressional hearing Tuesday, in which he appeared to blame his wife — who is not a HUD employee — for arranging the purchase and claiming that the old furniture was a safety hazard.

During the same hearing, Carson repeatedly emphasized the importance of upgrading the Federal Housing Administration’s aging information technology infrastructure, which he claimed weathers 2,000 to 3,000 hacking attempts per week — and is based on software that dates back decades. 

“We have to get the IT systems at FHA up to par. We are putting a lot of money and a lot of people in jeopardy by continuing this,” he said.

Source: By Alex Spanko | Reverse Mortgage Daily

HUD Audit Reveal BILLIONS In Bookkeeping Discrepancies


Dr. Ben Carson testifies before a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee confirmation hearing on his nomination to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. January 12, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD’s) financial books are in such bad shape that HUD’s Inspector General (IG) can’t complete an audit even after HUD officials corrected $520 billion in bookkeeping errors, according to a new IG report.

Officials at HUD fixed $3.4 billion in errors from its 2015 books and $516.4 billion in errors from its 2016 books after the IG in December was unable to issue an opinion on either year’s financial statements and highlighted 11 material weaknesses, seven significant deficiencies and five instances of failure to comply with laws and regulations.

These same problems have been reported for three straight years by the IG.

One can only stand aghast at the incompetence on display.  No wonder the government has put us all near the brink of financial ruin.  If this was a private company, you can guarantee people would be going to prison.

So pretty much everything the law requires be done for financial accountability was totally ignored.  Given the deplorable state of his former department, you would think Castro would hang his head in shame.  You would be wrong!  He actually tried to give Ben Carson advice on how not to screw up his department.  What a joke!


Former HUD Secretary Julian Castro

This department seems to have a great mission, but as usual, Democrats have totally ruined it.  Let’s hope Ben Carson can use some of that brilliance he’s known for to clean this department from top to bottom.  The first thing he should do is fire all the Obama appointees who are doing shady things with our tax dollars.

http://dailycaller.com/2017/03/07/hud-can-fix-520-billion-in-accounting-errors-but-still-cant-document-its-spending/ *** http://readmeeveryday.com/audit-hud-discovers-billions/