Former TPS business manager Burns mysteriously becomes very corrupt in Cleveland - is indicted - hints TPS situation is worse

Wow, who would have thought Dan Burns would be indicted for stealing money in Cleveland. What could have caused such a praised man here in Toledo to mysteriously become corrupt. Larry Sykes, when he was on the board before, said everyone looks up to TPS and had nothing but praise for Dan Burns. One has to wonder why he went to the dark side so quickly or was it quick????

From the Plain Dealer, the only newspaper to follow this story.
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A former top Cleveland schools official approved $160,000 in bogus printing equipment purchases and service fees, then shared the money with a vendor he had done business with for years, prosecutors say.

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John Briggle, of Toledo-based Superior Offset Supplies, was indicted on charges of theft, tampering with records and racketeering. The men are scheduled to be arraigned on Dec. 17.

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The Lucas County prosecutor's office has assigned an investigator full time to the case, said John Weglian, chief of the prosecutor's special units division. He said the amount of money under scrutiny is substantially larger than in Cleveland, but he declined on Thursday to disclose a figure.

http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2009/12/daniel_burns_former_cleveland.html

With such possible corruption here one has to wonder why everyone was asleep at the wheel.

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"It's shocking that while drawing a $185,000 annual salary, he feels it necessary to supplement his income by stealing an additional $160,000 from the schoolchildren of Cleveland," Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason said in a statement."

Makes you wonder about the thinking process of people? A educated man would throw it all away because of greed. How could so many be so wrong about the character of this man? What does this say about the checks and balances of public office that a person of his stature would think it possible to get away with this?

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Another way to look at it. Here is a person whose job is all about teaching children.....and he's dumb enough to think he's going to get away with stealing 160k?

"We're all riding on the Hindenburg, no sense fighting over the window seats"-Richard Jenni

Wofman, I agree with everything in your statement except the "educated man" part. Everyone at TPS at the ground level knew he was way waay WAY in over his head. A purchased online degree is not a formal education. This developement with Burns doesn't surprise the "grunts" of TPS. Working with and for this guy was difficult to say the least. The old saying of "what goes around comes around " provides an accurate description of this situation. Hey you know maybe TPS will hire Sanders back now that Sykes is back on the Board. Just my opinion.....

So tell me how did this man get hired if all that you said is true?

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Sanders and Sykes.

Purnhrt sounds like the Blade has a investigative story here!

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had the story, just never did the investigating. The Blade was too busy blaming Darlene Fisher for the Great Exodus to Cleveland, Darlene Fisher was asking for too much transparency.

and it is now looking like all of them leaving was a good thing. Just think at how much money would be taken out of our pockets if they remained.

Darlene Fisher helped move Sanders to Cleveland and Burns followed as Sanders side kick. My sources tell me this is a huge story that has roots. TPS will be looking for a new teachers contract this spring. How will a tainted administration deny the union when its own business practices are contemptible or allegedly corrupt? Better to get all the bad news out now than wait till spring with a possible defeat of an upcoming millage request.

This will serve notice that all ills cannot be blamed directly at union workers. Management is not above reproach!

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hmm

I believe his brother is Harry Weatherholt.

I had Weatherholts brother, Terry, living in the building I used to live in. He told me Burns was his brother.

Interesting. Wasn't Burns here when Weatherholt did the deed in the school?
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EDIT FOR CORRECTION:

Terry Weatherholt was adopted by the Burns family.
This would NOT make Harry Weatherholt, who is Terry Weatherholts brother, Dan Burns brother.

Dan Burns and Harry Weatherhold are quasi brothers?
Because if that is true, now I know why Dan Burns never acted on an incident which I reported to him about Harry who was having inappropriate contact with two young girls at Leverette., before the incident which sent him to jail. Is this really true?

Terry Weatherholt showed me a gun permit with the name Terry Burns. Same SS Number as Terry Weatherholt.

He didn't use Weatherholt, the name he actually went by because he was paranoid and was a Zepf client. He didn't want them to find out he had a gun in his apartment and a permit to use it.

Apparently the Bowler Burns is also his brother. So Bowler Burns is also Dan Burns brother.

Didn't Dan Burns also work for Oregon or Rossford schools?

BTW, Dan Burns looks strikingly similar to Terry Weatherholt who looks strikingly similar to Harry Weatherholt.

I'm beginning to wonder if Dan Burns is really a Weatherholt considering the receding hairline, high forehead, glasses, body style.

Anyway, I don't know if you can get a public record of gun permits in Lucas County but if so look for Terry Burns. He lived on Hill Ave.

or you could look for an obituary for Terry Weatherholt/Burns. He died in 03 or 04 I believe.

I don't know if survivors were listed though.

According to Terry none of his family cared about him, and knowing him personally this is very easy to believe.

But you could check it anyway.

Is Dan Burns related to Carty Finkbeiner's son-in-law Tim Burns?

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