Joseph Vindicated II
Finally, after 10 months, David named the female staffer who complained about Joseph for supposedly violating her space and touching her arm.
(It was that complaint that led to Joseph being hauled before Superintendent Trudie Bennett at an Aug. 24th 2006 meeting to insultingly discuss his learning about "bounderies." And was one of the charges brought against him for his dismissal.)
And just who was it who secretly complained about Joseph?
A woman named Mary Arnold, said David.
That bit of news sent a shock wave through the small crowd.
On cross, Joseph's lawyer Barry Van Rensler, asked David if Mary Arnold was still employed by the district.
No, she was not.
And why not?
Her employment was terminated.
And why was it terminated?
For theft of funds from the district.
Joseph's secret accuser Mary Arnold, turned out to have a gambling jones that led her to steal more than $250,000 in district funds.
She was fired two months after she claimed Joseph had somehow invaded her space. She was later criminally prosecuted.
No wonder, Ms. Arnold wasn't called as a witness for the prosecution. She's in jail.
Asked by Van Rensler if she still believed the charges Mary Arnold leveled against Joseph, Mrs. David replied "I still believe her."
She was the only one in the hearing room, with the possible exception of Trudie Bennett.
UPDATE/CORRECTION: In the comments, "Delco Blogger" points out we have our chronology in this matter wrong. He (or she) is correct. The date of the meeting was not 2007 it was 2006 (since corrected). Arnold was arrested a short time later. It took another 18 months or so for Joseph to be charged by Bennett and David with the infraction anonymously alleged by Arnold.