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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Dissing the Law, Part 1

INEFFECTIVE SECURITY


After delaying what is now known as Priority One Credit Union's "second" annual election, ballots have finally been mailed to members. This year's electoral proceedings were disrupted by President Charles R. Wiggington, Sr.  and Board Chair, Diedra Harris-Brooks, in their zest to ensure none of the current Directors or Supervisors were displaced. Its quite amazing that the President and the Board Chair have exacted very effort to ensure the Board's almost all Black Directors and the Supervisory Committee's all-Black supervisors remain securely in place. 

But first, employees of Priority One's Los Angeles branch have recently disclosed that a series of thefts have recently been uncovered. The thefts were allegedly committed by a former receptionist who left the credit union a few months ago, on maternity leave, never to return to work.

If the rumors prove to be true, this will again bring into question the effectiveness of the credit union's security protocols and their ability to protect member assets. This is not the first security breach occurring at the credit union. The first occurred in 2007, just a few weeks after Charles R. Wiggington, Sr. was appointed President. At the time, he refused to check a sample batch of envelopes that contained ballots and were being prepared for mailing. The practice of reviewing a sample batch had been implemented by President Wiggington's predecessor, William E. Harris but in 2007, Charles R. Wiggington, Sr. refused to review the sample batch declaring, "I don't do that. I'm the President." His refusal cause the credit union to spend $100,000 on obtaining the services of Experian and offering members free credit protection for a period of 12-months. 

The President also violated the credit union's internal procedures used to screen employees when he promoted Liz Campos, the Branch Manager of the Burbank branch to AVP. Three months later, an investigation proved she had been kiting which is a federal offense. She was terminated soon afterwards. 

We will report more on this latest development as we obtain more information.  


A Second Annual Election

This past week, the credit union finally mailed ballots to members for this year's election. We received the following comment from a reader:

“If the deadline for the 1st election was in February and elections were held in March, why is it that the deadline for the second election was in May but we didn't get ballots until the last couple of days of July? Were they dragging their feet so they could plot the election? If management hasn't done anything wrong why do they look like they have?

The reason why the mailing of ballots was delayed is because Board Chair, Diedra Harris-Brooks, and President Wiggngton, both intentionally disrupted this year's election in a frantic effort to ensure the members of the Board and Supervisory Committee remained intact. At Present, Mrs. Harris-Brooks and the President enjoy the support of the completely subservient and useless Board of Directors who comply with Mrs. Harris-Brooks' every whim. She has spent years securing her rulership over the the Board and authority over the credit union, and last year and with the help of President Wiggington vanquished the last White Director to serve on the Board.  

Though the last day when nominations could be received was on June 8, 2009, ballots were not mailed out until the last week of July. This is a period of almost two months and its quite inexcusable but the two despicable officers have left no stone unturned in disrupting and manipulating this year's election. 

As a result of their illegal meddling the first election was deemed illegal. What's more, two caused the credit union to spend more money on reprinting and mailing ballots and on posting announcements of the new and second election. During May's annual meeting the President stated he is trying to find ways to reduce expenses and is currently "streamlining spending" and "working smarter." Is this an example of this efforts? If so, he's failing at this too.


A NOT SO SECRET PLOT 

This year, the President's and Mrs. Harris-Brooks' conspiracy was aided by Director, Bobby Thomas.  Mr. Thomas is a representative of the postal carrier's union, Branch 24. In his role, he serves as a liaison, between the union and the United States Postal Service. In his role, he ensures that employees are fairly represented and that the employer- the postal service, adheres to the terms of the ratified agreement entered into with the union. 

Unfortunately, Mr. Thomas is also a hypocrite. In his role as Director, he conspired with Mrs. Harris-Brooks and the President and pursued an Asian postal carrier, convincing him to submit an application, nominating himself to vie for one of the seats on the Supervisory Committee that were up for re-election. This of course is neither illegal or unethical, however, the member failed to file his application by the deadline and so was disqualified as a potential nominee. Mr. Thomas knew the deadline had passed and hurriedly informed Mrs. Harris-Brooks. The unethical Board Chair wrote a letter to the postal carrier asking him to submit his application, even though the deadline had passed. 

The postal carrier dropped by the South Pasadena branch and informed the receptionist that he was submitting his nomination. When informed that the deadline has passed, member grew irritated and in a loud voice insisted had was in possession of a letter provided to him by Director, Bobby Thomas, which allowed him to submit his nomination after the deadline. The receptionist called to advise the President of what the member had said and the President quickly made his way to the reception desk, exclaiming loudly, "This is what I've been waiting for." 

The ballots received earlier this week by members, were accompanied by a page containing the biographies and photographs of four candidates. Two are incumbents, Lorenzo Ford and Anna Smith, another is Dave Davidson and the fourth is Jeffrey Moses Chen, who should have been disqualified for submitting his nomination after the deadline.  



Priority One's Board is comprised of despicable who continually violate credit union policies and who have demonstrated a chronic disdain for state and federal law as attested to by their interference with this year's election and the Board Chair's 2008 decision to squash evidence which proved Charles R. Wiggington, Sr. sexually harassed a former employee. 

There is nothing in their illegal dealings that has actually served to increase business or elevate Priority One. To the contrary, their illegal acts have continually bludgeoned away at Priority One's public reputation and its former sound financial standing. Don't expect anything good to come of their abhorrent behaviors and expect the credit union to reach new ever greater lows than have already occurred. 

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11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is Charles retarded? He already cost the cu a lot of money by screwing with the law election. Geez, the man is so stupid!

Ruskun said...

This is disgusting and embarassing. Stop scheming and start worrying about the employees. Moral is low!!! If there where jobs out there right now you would not have any employees at POCU.

Anonymous said...

Amen

Anonymous said...

Didn't one of the other posts say he lied to the DFI? Wigg is so stupid and a crook. But the board's ever stupider than him.

John said...

I commited an error in this post and erroneously stated that the deadline for nominations was 5/08/09 when in fact the date was 6/08/09. I apologize for my error. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Things at P1 are awful. People are nervous and miserable and Wiggington doesn't care. I don't think he would care if he destroys the cu. It is so sad.

Anonymous said...

I don't think he would care if he destroys the cu. Too late for that he has already destroy the credit union. Neither Charles nor Deirdre has any principal They are both out for themselves and the board seems to go along with them.
They lie, cheat, and destroy along the way and get away with it. There is no integrity or honest there and everyone from members to other credit unions know about P1 even the DFI and NCUA are reading this blog and yet the board like puppets sit back and do not do a dam thing about those 2.

The board or rather Deidre does not want some one like Mr. Harris who should be brought back to clean up the place, she wants some one she can control like Charles, she and he are alike the both want power and destroy anything that gets in there way.

Our Credit Union was once a great placed to work we had the respects of everyone and the members were happy and the employees.

Now everyone hates P1 and the members are always asking why Charles is still here and why he is keeping his job Yes Wiggington the members hate you and we all know that you are jealous of Mr. Harris but the members ask for him all the time.

TMZ said...

I know people who have closed their accounts because Wigg is president but I think someone must have hit him on the head because he thinks he's doing great! He really does. He thinks its the employees who have a problem and he has said employees are jealous of him and just trying to get him. No one is jealous! They are tired of him. He breaks the law and has turned P1 into a sad place. The board has helped him and so has Rodger and that new COO has a bad reputation and not just at Honda FCU. She has been fired from other cu's too.

Anonymous said...

vote for David Davidson only.

Anonymous said...

It would seem that Charles is so full of shit believing that any one would be jealousy of him “hay stupid we all hate you” could it be that Rodger who is the biggest butt kisser tells him everyday (like the king with no clothes) oh they all love you!

With the raise the board gave Charles and they money the senior manager team makes They will stick around screwing anyone and everyone they can.

Charles has the whip and Rodger has the black leather!!!!!!!

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