Friday, July 07, 2006

Bolejack's PR Flack Unhappy With Abdul

Abdul Hakim-Shabazz posted this small item over at Indiana Barrister yesterday concerning former Indiana Criminal Justice Institute executive director Heather Bolejack:

Just when I thought things were settling down at the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, I hear that things might have actually been worse under former director Heather Bolejack's reign than previously thought. Sources tell me officials are looking into possible grant mismanagement to the tune of nearly $1 million. Stay tuned...

That drew an angry response from Bolejack's public relations agent, Ernie Reno, President of Avatar Communications Group. He accused Abdul of engaging in "vilification" of Bolejack that "borders on slander" and "ignorantly regurgitat[ing] baseless claims." Reno attacked the Inspector General's report as "exceptionally long on allegation, conjecture, speculation and presumption, but strikingly lacking in substance." He challenged Abdul to find "any hard evidence" to "prove fraud, nepotism, monetary gain or any of the other criminal or ethical acts presumed to be committed by Ms. Bolejack." To read Reno's full statement, click here.

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