Remember back when all the important people were lining up in droves to support then-Treasurer Raimondo’s pension policies under the false advertising of a crisis? Wouldn’t it be great if we could go back in time to look at who played along, willingly or unwillingly, in what is turning out to have been a complete and utter fraud so to perpetuate a massive heist at the expense of both the retired state workers and the taxpayers?
The webpage Internet Archive has a fantastic device called the Wayback Machine that captures snapshots of pages every few days across the internet. With absolute ease, one can look at the campaign pages of candidates, movie websites that have gone extinct, or even the frontpage of a newspaper or magazine on a historic date, say, the Times on 9/12/01.
We present now a little jaunt down memory lane, the EngageRI webpage that foisted this scheme on an unsuspecting public.
OCTOBER 2, 2011
DECEMBER 9, 2011
JANUARY 22, 2012
MARCH 26, 2013
And lest we forget, here’s the people who were in charge!
Board of Directors
-President & Co-Chairperson
Senior Vice President, Nortek, Inc.
Retired Financial Executive
Partner, Holland & Knight LLP
Chief Financial Officer, Collette Vacations
-Paul J. Choquette, Jr.
Vice Chairman, Gilbane Inc.
CEO and General Counsel, Rhode Island Association of REALTORS, Inc.
Partner, Fontaine, DeCarvalho & Bell LLP
-Bradford S. Dimeo
Dimeo Construction Company
Councilman – Ward 4, Central Falls City Council
Founding Partner, Pine Brook Road Partners
CEO and President, Collette Vacations
When the FBI, SEC, and US Attorney’s Office come looking to ask questions, they might do well to check in with these folks also.