posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 12:04 PM
Clint Curtis has an intresting background - Wikipedia
Company supposedly involved - Yang Enterprises
Yang industries has an intrestingly worded about page as well - About Yang Industries
Yang Enterprises, Inc. (YEI) is a high-technology woman-owned, small disadvantaged company built on a strong culture of ethics, integrity, and a
quest for providing our customers the highest level of quality in a safe, timely, and cost-effective manner.
There are some issues surrounding his allegations that are not addressed, and wired actually noted some of these. The video leaves out the fact Mr.
Curtis ran against Mr. Feeny, and lost - twice, in addition to lossing a bid in 2010.
In addition to the vote rigging allegation, he has been involved in a few other allegations dealing with illegal aliens, F-DOT and Yang
Either or, an intresting story.
Initial allegations against Yang Enterprises and Tom Feeney
In 2001, Curtis first achieved public attention for a series of allegations against his former employer, Yang Enterprises, and against Tom Feeney, who
was at that time serving as a Florida state legislator and as Yang's attorney and as Yang's lobbyist for local governments.
On May 10, 2001, shortly after leaving Yang and accepting a job with the Florida Department of Transportation, Curtis reported that Yang had
overbilled the FDOT and hired an illegal alien. Approximately a year later, on April 1, 2002, Curtis and his supervisor were both fired, allegedly
for violating FDOT policies. (Although Curtis's supervisor later settled a retailiation lawsuit brought relating to her firing, Curtis reports that
he did not sue because he "missed the filing deadline.") During that same year, Curtis's accusations against Yang were the subject of a series of
articles in the Daytona Beach News-Journal.
Yang Enterprises denied Curtis's allegations, and alleged that Curtis was a disgruntled former employee. According to the St. Petersburg Times, Curtis
made his initial accusations against Yang one day after attorneys for Yang Enterprises questioned whether Curtis' employment with the FDOT violated a
non-compete agreement and whether Curtis had taken a confidential computer program with him when he left Yang. According to the St. Petersburg Times,
"Curtis said he would not have filed complaints about Yang if the company had not harassed him." Curtis denies that he stole any software from Yang
Enterprises, and as of August 10, 2006, a lawsuit between Yang and Curtis was ongoing in Leon County, Florida.
Ultimately, Curtis' initial allegations led to mixed results:
After investigation, the Florida Department of Transportation demanded that Yang repay $97,000 in "questionable charges," but was unable to conclude
whether Yang had engaged in intentional misconduct, largely because of poor recordkeeping and Yang's refusal to permit the FDOT to audit Yang's files
directly during the course of litigation.
A Florida state investigation concluded that the employee Curtis accused of being an illegal alien was in fact in the country legally. However, as a
result of an unrelated 1999 federal investigation, that employee pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of shipping anti-tank missile technology to
China without proper records and received a fine of $100 and probation.
Curtis's charges that then-state representative Tom Feeney improperly lobbied the Florida Department of Transportation on behalf of Yang, were
considered, but ultimately rejected by the Florida State Commission on Ethics.
In September 2004, Curtis self-published Just a fly on the wall, a book critical of the George W. Bush administration, Yang Enterprises, and Tom
Feeney., In the edition of that book published before the 2004 election, Curtis focused on his earlier accusations against Yang, as well as
accusations that Feeney used his influence with the Florida State government to Yang's benefit.,
Vote Rigging -
Curtis specifically alleged that:
At the behest of Rep. Tom Feeney, in September 2000, he was asked to write a program for a touchscreen voting machine that would make it possible to
change the results of an election undetectably. This technology, Curtis explained, could also be used in any electronic tabulation machine or
scanner. Curtis assumed initially that this effort was aimed at detecting Democratic fraud, but later learned that it was intended to benefit the
West Palm Beach was named as an intended target, but famously used punched card ballots in the 2000 elections.
Curtis explained that the software could be used in any electronic tabulation machine or scanner. He spoke about this to the Conyers Voting Forum,
after Conyers left the forum and turned over the dais on December 13, 2004.
Feeneys Response to those allegations - Discrepancies in timeline.
Feeney's response to allegations
In 2005, Feeney responded to Curtis's allegations in a news article posted in the St. Petersburg Times. According to the newspaper, Feeney stated:
that he had no recollection of ever meeting Curtis or of discussing vote fraud with anyone;
that he could not have discussed a plan to commit fraud in touch screen voting machines in September or October 2000, as alleged by Curtis, because,
"touch screen voting machines were not even contemplated until November 2000"; and
that although Curtis accused Feeney of a wide variety of misconduct in a 2004 book, Curtis never mentioned the alleged vote fraud scheme.
He took and passed a polygraph test. These are not admissible in court because its not accurate (for those wondering why it was never brought up).
On March 3, 2005, Curtis passed a polygraph test given by Tim Robinson, the retired chief polygraph operator and 20-year veteran of the Florida
Department of Law Enforcement. The polygraph was paid for by Kevin Walsh, a private investigator from Washington, D.C., who told the St. Petersburg
Times that he had been hired to prove election fraud. Walsh refused to identify the client. Curtis has stated that the test was based on all the
allegations in the affidavit that was provided to Conyers' Voting Forum.
Coverage by wired -
On December 13, 2004, Wired News reported on Curtis's allegations. After repeating Curtis's allegations, summarized above, and Yang Enterprises'
denial of those allegations, Wired concluded that "it remains to be seen if any new investigations can uncover the truth". In particular:
Curtis originally stated that his employer, Yang Enterprises, specifically told him that he had been asked to develop code not to test voting
security, but in order to commit vote fraud. "Her words were that it was needed to control the vote in West Palm Beach, Florida," Curtis said. "Once
she said, 'We need to steal an election,' that put me back. I made it clear that I could not produce code that could do that and no one else
"[Curtis] claims he did later tell the CIA, the FBI, an investigator for Florida's Department of Transportation (Raymond Lemme), and a reporter for
the Daytona Beach News-Journal about the voting issues when he gave them other information about Yang and Feeney. But so far this has not been
corroborated. The FBI did not return calls for comment. The Department of Transportation investigator is dead" (Raymond Lemme was found dead. It was
ruled a suicide. Curtis and Lemme's brother, among others, are convinced that it was murder).
Wired also reported that "some details of Curtis' statements don't check out." For example, although Curtis originally stated that he was
specifically informed that his code was to be used to falsify touch screen voting results in West Palm Beach in 2000 even though West Palm Beach did
not use touch-screen voting machines at that time. Curtis responded that his code could have been used in other voting machines or in 2002.
Adam Stubblefield, a computer science graduate student who wrote a paper about Diebold's voting machines, told Wired that Curtis's code would not
have been used in any voting machine, even assuming fraud, because (1) Curtis did not have access to any original voting machine source code, and (2)
the code that Curtis claims to have written was "so trivial" that it would be easier to write new code than to try to incorporate Curtis's code into
the actual voting machine.
Laura Zuckerman, a former reporter for the Daytona Beach News-Journal, told Wired that she worked closely with Curtis in 2002 to write several
stories regarding Curtis's various charges against Yang Enterprises at the time, but that Curtis never discussed any alleged conspiracy to commit vote
However, Wired also noted that other accusations made by Curtis are "somewhat corroborated." For example, Wired was able to find a Florida Department
of Transportation employee to support other charges made by Curtis against his former employer, Yang Enterprises, although most of those allegations
have not led to formal charges. (Curtis alleges that Feeney has "squelched" the investigations). Wired also noted Curtis's willingness to make his
allegations in a sworn affidavit and his offer to take a polygraph test "is what makes some believe him".
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