County Commissioner Rolle's former cash cow JESCA is in the news again. I complained bitterly for a long time that a lot of questionable charities were getting our tax dollars from the County. My complaint was centered on that the Inspector General was suppose to be doing random audits on charities/non-profits on the discretionary giving list but was told by the IG Office that NO AUDITS HAD EVER BEEN DONE.
Well, it appears the Inspector General FINALLY did an audit of Jesca and here are some of the results (also note: as JESCA went down the tubes, Rolle became one of the richest County Commissioner, worth over a $1,000,000):
Under Miami-Dade Commissioner Dorrin D. Rolle's watch, the James E. Scott Community Association raided employee retirement accounts and diverted charity funds to pay executive salaries and other operating costs, the county's Office of Inspector General found.
The questionable financial maneuvers -- orchestrated in 2006 and 2007 while Rolle was earning nearly $200,000 annually as the charity's chief executive officer -- are prohibited under typical agreements between JESCA and public agencies that fund its programs.
The commingling of funds, detailed in a report issued Friday by Miami-Dade Inspector General Christopher Mazzella, has also caught the attention of prosecutors. Ed Griffith, spokesman for Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernández Rundle, said his office is ``presently reviewing the matter.''
The report sheds new light on JESCA's collapse under the leadership of Rolle, who took over the agency in 1992. He was elected to his County Hall post six years later.
Net worth history of Dorrin Rolle: Dorrin Rolle 6/30/09 - $1,021,184, 6/30/08 - $1,113,254, 6/30/06 - $1,557,461, 6/30/05 - $1,072,851, 6/30/04 - $997,040. (In ‘06 he made $161,000 from Jesca, he made a whopping $190,000 from Jesca in ‘08.)