My Reports

My 3 reports, which run for over 1,000 pages in total, were published in January and February 2018. Each report cites extensive evidence supporting allegations of legal and ethical wrongdoing perpetrated by Scottsdale Unified School District's Superintendent Dr. Birdwell, Chief Operating Officer Louis Hartwell, Mr. Brian Robichaux (the District's lead architect), and many others.

Much of the evidence came from thousands of documents obtained from Higley Unified School District pursuant to public records requests that I issued. There are other documents that I obtained directly from concerned citizens who have been at the forefront of restoring decency and sound management to the District from the first moments when they determined that there were problems with Birdwell's administration. I am appreciative of their help.

All of these reports were made available to the SUSD's Governing Board, its legal counsel, and the public.

REPORT NO. 1: ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DR. BIRDWELL, MR. HARTWELL, MR. ROBICHAUX, AND OTHER DISTRICT VENDORS

(Initial Release: 15 January 2018)

In the news:

"Emails suggest SUSD superintendent sought favors from unlicensed architect"

Derek Staahl, AZFamily​, 15 January 2018

"Superintendent Birdwell denounces claims illustrated in HUSD emails"

Melissa Fittro, Scottsdale Independent, 17 January 2018

REPORT NO. 2: ON MR. HARTWELL, HIS BACKGROUND, FALSIFIED RÉSUMÉS, LACK OF QUALIFICATIONS, AND DR. BIRDWELL'S ACTIVE SUPPORT AND PERPETRATION OF MR. HARTWELL'S FRAUD

(Initial Release: 2 February 2018)

REPORT NO. 3: ON MR. HARTWELL'S CREATION OF A FAKE VENDOR TO HIGLEY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT, RECEIPT OF OVER $300,000, AND POSSIBLE TAX EVASION

(Initial Release: 13 February 2018)

In the news:

"Documents raise questions about SUSD superintendent's personal ties"

Derek Staahl, AZFamily, 26 February 2018

"Records: Higley schools' IT director OK'd $200K to uncle now tied to Scottsdale controversy"

Yihyun Jeong, azcentral., 26 February 2018