FOIA Scandal Update – Shelley & Lieberman Ethical Concerns

The Spotsy Wire created a video to better explain the events in the FOIA scandal involving School Board Chair Dawn Shelley and Rich Lieberman.   During the 9/13 school board meeting, Ms. Wendy Carver announced she sent a FOIA request on 9/6 for all emails sent and received between Ms. Lisa Phelps and Mr. Rich Lieberman in February 2021.  The fulfillment of the FOIA request was not completed.   Yet, Ms. Shelley provided this FOIA request information to Lee’s Hill school board candidate Rich Lieberman.  This action raises both ethical and corruption concerns.   

  • How often are private citizens informed on FOIA requests that involve their name ?
  • Is it a conflict of interest to provide FOIA request information to a “friend” of the school board chair that also happens to be running for school board?
  • Why does Mr. Lieberman continue to go back and forth between stating Ms Phelps is not accessible via phone/email but has spoken to her via phone and email ?

Below is the timeline of events in our video

0:00 – At the 9/13 school board meeting, Ms. Wendy Carver states the FOIA request she placed with Spotsylvania County Schools on 9/6 is referenced by Mr. Lieberman’s 9/8 Facebook video.

0:42 – On Mr. Lieberman’s 9/8 Facebook video, Lieberman makes his campaign pitch that Ms. Phelps is inaccessible via phone or email.  (This occurred in February 2021)

1:29 – On Mr. Lieberman’s 9/8 Facebook video, Lieberman reverses himself and admits he has communicated with Ms. Phelps via phone and email.  (This occurred in February 2021)

2:14 – On Mr. Lieberman’s 9/8 Facebook video, Lieberman claims Mr. Braswell encouraged him to run for school board. (this shows the close relationship between the group of conspiring schools board members and candidates such as Braswell, Shelley, Lieberman, etc)

2:44 – On Mr. Lieberman’s 9/8 Facebook video, Lieberman claims without evidence that other school board members do not have her contact information and cannot communicate with constituents

2:52 – At the 3/8 School Board meeting, Mr. Lieberman praises Mr. Braswell.  (this further proves the close relationship between the group of conspiring schools board members and candidates such as Braswell, Shelley, Lieberman, etc)

3:16 – On Mr. Lieberman’s 7/11 Facebook video, Lieberman makes his campaign pitch that Ms. Phelps is inaccessible via phone or email.

4:34 – On Mr. Lieberman’s 9/8 Facebook video, Lieberman admits that he has Ms. Phelps phone number.  (This occurred in February 2021).  Lieberman also makes hearsay statements.

5:42 – At the 9/13 school board meeting, Mr Rabih Abuismail asks why a FOIA request was routed to a school board candidate running for office (Rich Lieberman) instead of thru internal channels.

6:25 – At the 9/13 school board meeting, Ms. Dawn Shelley admits she receives FOIA requests and forwarded them to a “private citizen” she knows well.  In other words, its Mr. Lieberman. 

FOIA Video – https://youtu.be/JR7QdDrQiKs

EDIT: The former interim school board representative for the Lee’s Hill District, Ms. Kassie Palmer, trolls our comments with misinformation. She supports Lieberman, Grampp, Braswell, etc. To put Kassie Palmer in context, check out who she is associated with at this link – https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/richmond/news/press-releases/former-kellogg-salesman-sentenced-on-wire-fraud-charge

Author: isaiah5500

News and opinion on the Spotsylvania County community. Isaiah 5:5

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