Monday, November 19, 2012
Update from Andrew Halcro concerning Matanuska Maid investigation.
Here is a taste:
Several of my long time confidential sources stated last week that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is knee deep in trying to unwind some of the financial activity surrounding the use of federal government grants awarded to the Matanuska Creamery.
"Something is going on with an FBI investigation regarding the federal grant funds. The FBI has been contacting folks about checks they were given with cash back," read an email I received from one long time dairy source.
"It appears the FBI Investigation is focused on one of the major shareholders," a follow up email read from yet another agriculture insider.
In a phone interview with andrewhalcro.com, Anchorage FBI Special Agent Eric Gonzalez refused to admit or deny that the Bureau was investigating the Mataunuska Creamery. Saying it was agency's policy not to publicly comment, Gonzalez offered nothing by way of confirmation.
But given the number of unconnected individuals who have been reportedly approached by the FBI concerning possible kickbacks from Creamery disbursements, law enforcement's attention appears leveled at the way the fledgling Creamery put their initial grants to use.
There is much more at the link, including Andrew's long history of reporting on the scandal.
Go ahead and visit Halcro to see what he has, and then, if you so desire, you can come back here to discuss your impressions.
Personally I think he is really on to something.
Update: Here is picture of the Matanuska Creamery that Dennis Zaki took recently.
Oh if only those walls could talk!