Dedicated to revealing the extent of Corruption within Calgary Soccer
This website is authored by John Kelly. The information contained on this site is accurate and the information placed on this site has been taken from official documents, videotapes, police files, minutes of meetings, auditors reports, financial statements, Annual reports, press files, media files and much more.
Information has also been supplied by numerous members of the soccer community, including but not limited to present and past Directors of soccer organizations, past and present employees of soccer, past and present employees of the police service, and others with intimate knowledge of the matters placed on this site.
This site deals with the corruption, theft, fraud, mismanagement of memberships monies, perjury and criminal activity that has been committed, and is still continuing within Calgary and Alberta Soccer.
This site also deals with the cover ups that have occurred from 2000 to the present, when details of the corruption, theft, fraud, mismanagement of memberships monies, perjury and criminal activity was first brought to the attention of then Alderman David Bronconnier, the City Legal Department and the Calgary Police Service.
Make no mistake, since 2001 due to the failure of these influential people to act in a responsible manner, further substantial amounts of monies have been stolen and further criminal activity has remained unchecked.
You are looking at over Two Million Dollars plus that has, either been stolen, mismanaged, and obtained by fraud and deceit. These influential people include the Mayor of Calgary David Bronconnier and several Alderman; The Chief of Police Jack Beaton; The past and present Presidents and Directors of the Calgary Soccer Federation and the Alberta Soccer Association............
Substantial monies have also been lost due to the criminal activity that has gone unchecked. These substantial amounts of monies run into the Millions of Dollars. Not to mention the revenues lost, and the opportunities for facilities and other soccer initiatives that have also been lost.
OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS THIS SITE WILL BE REVAMPED
MORE INFORMATION WILL BE AVAILABLE
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The Calgary Soccer Federation:
The Alberta Soccer Association:
The Canadian Soccer Association:
The Calgary Police Service:
The City of Calgary:
Each Index site will inform you of the who, were, why, what, when and how, appropiate with each site, including but not limited to individuals names, dates, events, actions, documents and more. ..
Who knew what and when, how the monies were stolen, why the police and the city covered it up, the fraud and deceit, the mismanagement, and any criminal activity that was committed within each of the above organizations. Including those criminal acts committed by members of the Calgary Police Service and the City of Calgary.
ANYONE WITH INFORMATION PLEASE E-MAIL firstname.lastname@example.org
IMMEDIATE UPDATE 27th MAY 2007
ALBERTA SOCCER IN COVER-UP
ALBERTA SOCCER ARE NOW MISLEADING AND LYING TO COLIN LINFORD, PRESIDENT OF THE CANADIAN SOCCER ASSOCIATION AND THE HEAD OF SOCCER IN CANADA.
On the 14th day of May 2007 Colin Linford when questioned by Peter Mallett of the Globe and Mail in a conference call told the media that an Investigation was being conducted into Calgary and Alberta soccer.
Within hours of that statement being made Mallett received a call from Richard Scott the communications Director of the Canadian Soccer Association (the C.S.A.). Scott informed Mallett that the Alberta Soccer Association (the A.S.A.) had already completed an Investigation and that the A.S.A. had found all of the allegations to be false.
When informed of this statement by Scott, Mike Traficante who is a Board member and past President of the ASA, and is also an Executive Director of the
C.S.A. stated THAT there had been NO investigation completed by the A.S.A. and THAT the statement from Scott was obviously FALSE.
When questioned on the FALSE statements regarding this supposed investigation conducted by the A.S.A., Scott of the C.S.A. informed Mallett of the Globe and Mail newspaper that he could no longer speak on these matters and stated THAT;
“The A.S.A. has asked the C.S.A. to forward any and all questions relating to Mr. John Kelly and his allegations to Mr. Stirling. “
Mr Stirling, is one Gregory Stirling of the Law Firm Parlee McLaws in Calgary. Stirling is the lawyer for the A.S.A. and the Calgary Soccer Federation.
As stated, Fred Kern the President of the A.S.A. and the powers that be within Calgary Soccer are fighting tooth and nail to prevent any investigation from being conducted. Including outright lying to the C.S.A. and paying Gregory Stirling and his Law firm Hundreds and Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars of your memberships monies. A Conservative estimate given by a former General Manager and Controller of the Calgary Soccer Centre Pamela Stevenson, puts the figure paid to the lawyers at well over $400,000.00 and counting.
Kern besides being the President of the A.S.A. is also a longtime Director of Calgary Minor Soccer and the Calgary Soccer Federation. Kern is well aware of the extent of the corruption, pervasive theft, fraud, mismanagement of monies, perjury and criminal activity that has occurred and is still continuing and Kern is doing nothing but continuing to lie and cover it up.
IMMEDIATE UPDATE: 14th MAY 2007
Colin Linford, THE President of the Canadian Soccer Association has once again gone on record regarding an investigation being conducted into the allegations of Corruption – Theft – Fraud -- Mismanagement of Memberships Monies -- Perjury and Criminal activity that has been, and still is occurring within the Calgary Soccer Federation and Alberta Soccer.
These allegations have been plaguing soccer in Calgary and Alberta for some years now, and has prevented the building of numerous facilities and prevented numerous other opportunities for soccer from being realized.
The powers that be within Alberta and Calgary Soccer are fighting tooth and nail to prevent the investigation from being conducted. To date they have spent hundreds and hundreds of thousands of dollars in membership’s funds to their lawyers in order to attempt to stop the investigation from occurring.
Colin Linford, the President of the Canadian Soccer Association is now beginning to deliver on his promises of a new era of openness, accountability and responsibility.
In a media conference call held on the 14th day of May 2007, Linford was asked the following question by Peter Mallett of the Globe and Mail.
Question: - I have in my possession a letter from John Kelly of Calgary that states an investigation is being carried out into the numerous problems at the Calgary Soccer Federation – What is the status of these investigations?
COLIN LINFORD’S RESPONSE:
Answer: - I did indeed sign a letter addressed to Mr. Kelly. At a board meeting just after the letter was sent, I asked Alberta soccer to look into this situation on our behalf. They will in time get back to us. Its not for us [The CSA] to go in and take on these responsibilities as a national association and we have to go through the provincial associations. Having said that anything that can besmirch the reputation of soccer in Canada is a serious issue and is of grave concern to the national and provincial body but currently [Mr. Kelly’s concerns] are only allegations so far and must be treated as such until an investigation is completed.
COLIN LINFORD STATED;
"anything that can besmirch the reputation of soccer in Canada is a serious issue and is of grave concern to the National and Provincial body "
I would say to Colin Linford, that Corruption – Theft – Fraud -- Mismanagement of Memberships Monies -- Perjury and Criminal activity is a more serious issue and should be of immediate and grave concern to the National and Provincial body.
MORE TO FOLLOW:
UPDATED FEBRUARY 25th 2007
Kevin Lockhart the current First Vice President of the Alberta Soccer Association (the ASA) is no longer a serving member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Lockhart left the R.C.M.P. in the January of 2007, the same month Lockhart unsuccessfully ran for the Presidency of the ASA. Kevin Lockhart ex-member of the R.C.M.P. has for last year been covertly assisting the ASA and the Calgary Soccer Federation in covering up the corruption, theft, fraud, mismanagement of funds and criminal activity that has occurred and continues to occur within Calgary and Alberta Soccer.
Ssgt Chatel of the R.C.M.P. was contacted in February 2007 and a formal request was made for a complete copy of the R.C.M.P. investigation regarding the corruption, theft, fraud, mismanagement of monies and criminal activity within the Calgary Soccer Federation and Alberta Soccer that Kevin Lockhart stated he was conducting.
Ssgt Chatel gave in part the following response;
“ A detailed search of our file system for the names listed on your web site was conducted with no association found to any criminal investigation as described by you. I could find no RCMP investigation open or closed in relation to your complaint. if Kevin LOCKHART told you a file existed I have not been able to locate one. A criminal investigation into your complaints by the Calgary Police Service or other Police service would determine Kevin LOCKHARTS role and now his actions regarding the investigation, he told you he was doing, planned a part. They would determine any criminal concerns.”
Ssgt Chatel further contacted me and informed me that no such file regarding a criminal investigation into Calgary and Alberta Soccer was ever opened by any member of the R.C.M.P. including Lockhart. Ssgt Chatel further stated that Lockhart must have lied to me.
Subject to ongoing discussions I am now having with the R.C.M.P. in Alberta. And subject to further internal investigations by the R.C.M.P. I can assure you that the obvious criminal actions of Lockhart whilst he was a serving member of the R.C.M.P. will be fully investigated.
I can also assure you, that there will be criminal complaint(s) filed against Kevin Lockhart with the all of the appropriate authorities. How deep this corruption goes God only knows.
Colin Linford and the Canadian Soccer Association have been fully informed of these events, and I am still awaiting full and complete details from the C.S.A. as to how they are going to be conducting their investigation into Calgary and Alberta Soccer as promised by Colin Linford and fully detailed below.
MORE UPDATES TO FOLLOW
URGENT: UPDATED JANUARY 1st 2007
COLIN LINFORD THE PRESIDENT
OF THE CANADIAN SOCCER ASSOCIATION
HAS PROMISED THAT AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE ALLEGATIONS AS PRESENTED BY JOHN KELLY
IS IN THE TOP FIVE (5) LIST OF HIS PRIORITIES AS THE HEAD OF CANADIAN SOCCER
On Sunday, the 10th Day of December 2006, John Kelly had a lengthy conversation with Colin Linford the President of the Canadian Soccer Association. Colin Linford has promised that the allegations presented to him and other members of the Executive of the Canadian Soccer Association, as well as the allegations presented on this website will be fully investigated by the C.S.A.
Colin Linford also stated that the investigation is in the top five (5) of his priorities as President of the Canadian Soccer Association. As per Colin Linford’s instructions Registered letters were immediately sent out, shortly thereafter.
NO MORE UPDATES WILL BE POSTED ON THIS SITE
UNTIL THAT INVESTIGATION HAS BEEN COMPLETED
UPDATED SEPTEMBER 21st 2006
CHIEF JACK BEATON’S OFFICE GETS 2 SEPARATE DEPARTMENTS TO LIE TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL NEWSPAPER.
BOTH LESLEY GRONOW FROM THE MEDIA RELATIONS UNIT & SSGT GREG JOHNSON OF THE PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS SECTION LIED TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL
The Globe and Mail National newspaper made enquiries to the Office of the Chief of the Calgary Police Service regarding the facts and allegations presented by John Kelly within his sworn Affidavits and his website www.minorsoccer.com. Sgt. Greg Johnson with Professional Standards Section responding on behalf of the Chief knowingly made false statements to a reporter from the Globe and Mail newspaper. Lesley Gronow Assistant manager of the Media Relations Unit also responding on behalf of the Office of the Chief also made false statements to the same reporter.
THE OFFICE OF THE CHIEF WHICH IN EFFECT IS JACK BEATON, IS NOW REDUCED TO TELLING LIES UPON LAYERS OF LIES TO COVER UP THEIR CRIMINAL ACTIONS
SO WHO POLICES THE POLICE?
IT SURE AS HELL ISN'T HARVEY CENAIKO
Harvey Cenaiko the Solicitor General of Alberta, and the Public Security Minister, and the self professed Top Cop of Alberta, and an ex-Inspector of the Calgary Police Service, is now more interested in suppressing the criminal complaints investigations which included investigations into corruption, theft, fraud, mismanagement of funds, perjury, obstruction of Justice, misappropriation of funds, filing of false statements to the Police and other criminal activity against individuals involved in Alberta Soccer, the Calgary Police Service and Local Government.
WHERE IS THIS INDEPENDANT REVIEW BOARD THAT HARVEY CENAIKO HAS BEEN PROMISING WILL BE IMPLEMENTED TO INVESTIGATE PUBLIC COMPLAINTS INTO THE CALGARY POLICE SERVICE.
WHY IS HARVEY CENAIKO PROCRASTINATING?
UPDATED SEPTEMBER 19th 2006
EXTREME DAMAGE DONE TO SOCCER SINCE 2001 COURTESY OF THE CALGARY POLICE SERVICE
And Chief Jack Beaton and his cohorts and accomplices in the Calgary Police Service and City Hall still continue to do nothing and still continue to orchestrate their cover up of the corruption, theft, fraud, mismanagement of funds and criminal activity within the Calgary Soccer Federation and continue to orchestrate their cover up of the criminal actions of corrupt officers within the Calgary Police Service.
The following actions, Including Criminal acts, have all occured within Calgary Soccer since 2001 and before
$421,080.00 $$$$$$$ Dollars has gone missing from the ATM Machine account at the Calgary Soccer Federation and is still unaccounted for.
$421,080.00 $$$$$$$ Dollars (conservative estimate) was spent on the West Wing Project and no accounting breakdown has been provided.
Substantial $$$$$$$ Dollars were spent on other projects and there has been no accounting breakdown(s) provided to the membership.
Substantial $$$$$$$ Dollars were either stolen in the pervasive theft of gate monies, till monies, product, ongoing fraud and mismanagement of monies at the CSF.
The Board of the Calgary Soccer Federation have authorized Hundreds and Hundreds of Thousands of $$$$$$$ Dollars of membership monies to be paid to their Legal Counsel in their ongoing efforts to hide their criminal actions and to prevent the membership from finding out.
1. Financial statements falsified;
2. Directors and Family members hired to paid positions;
3. Annual reports falsified;
4. Fraudulent claims submitted for monies;
5. Monies missing from the Casino account;
6. Individuals illegally elected to the Board;
7. Membership lied to on a regular basis;
8. Donors and sponsors lied to;
9. False statements filed with the Police;
10. Government Officials & Agencies lied to;
11. Auditors reports totally ignored;
12. Pervavsive theft of gate monies, till monies, product AND;
MUCH MUCH MORE, COURTESY OF THE CALGARY POLICE SERVICE AND CITY HALL
And Chief Jack Beaton and his cohorts and accomplices in the Calgary Police Service and City Hall still continue to do nothing
EXCEPT LIE & LIE & LIE & LIE & LIE & LIE & LIE
PROOF OF CORRUPTION WITHIN CALGARY POLICE SERVICE
Statement of Detective Patterson of the Calgary Police Service taken from a one (1) hour Audio-Videotape interview of one of the prime witnesses by Detectives Patterson and Carriere who were conducting three (3) seperate Criminal investigation. The complainant and prime witness in this investigation was John Kelly.
DETECTIVE PATTERSON: " For the record, and you should know this, I'll be careful how I say this because there's some implications here, but, I'm unable to speak to Mr. Kelly. I've been, been given advice not to speak to Mr. Kelly any more. And that goes back a month or so ago now. I'm not exactly sure of the date, but, but it was quite a while ago now, Mr. Kelly hasn't heard anything from me and, um, he's left me voice messages and e-mails and things like that. So I cannot respond to Mr. Kelly under advice. "
THIS IS INCREDIBLE - UNBELIEVABLE EVEN
DETECTIVE PATTERSON the prime investigator in 3 criminal investigations ordered not to contact the complainant and prime witness into the 3 criminal investigations into the Calgary Soccer Federation, Terry Brooker, Shane McGurk, Michael Vandale and others.
DETECTIVE PATTERSON used the interview to make John Kelly aware that his criminal investigations were being interfered with. This is a further quote by Detective Patterson " I'm sure Mr. Kelly and yourself will kind of debrief what we talked about today "
This week the Office of Jack Beaton the Chief of Police of the Calgary Police Service in their continuing attempts to orchestrate the cover up of the corruption, theft, fraud, mismanagement of funds and criminal activity within the Calgary Soccer Federation and their continuing attempts to orchestrate the cover up the criminal actions of corrupt officers outright lied to an inquiry by the media.
UPDATED SEPTEMBER 7th - 2006
JACK BEATON, THE CHIEF OF POLICE
OF THE CALGARY POLICE SERVICE
is continuing to orchestrate his cover up of the corruption, theft, fraud, mismanagement of funds and criminal activity within the Calgary Soccer Federation and is continuing to orchestrate his cover up of the criminal actions of corrupt officers within the Calgary Police Service.
A formal request has been made for information regarding the status of three (3) criminal complaints numbered 04375498 and 04375499 and 04375500, such criminal complaints which were being investigated by Detective Steve Patterson and Detective Ken Carriere of the Calgary Police Service.
Chief Jack Beaton and other senior officers and personnel within the Calgary Police Service are responsible for kiboshing, deep sixing and preventing these criminal complaints from being fully investigated. Detectives Steve Patterson and Ken Carriere were investigating the criminal actions of Terry Brooker, Shane McGurk, Michael Vandale, the Calgary Soccer Federation and others.
(a) Terry Brooker of the Calgary Soccer Federation for perjury, obstruction of Justice, attempted fraud...
(b) The corruption, theft, fraud, mismanagement of funds and criminal activity within the Calgary Soccer Federation.
(c) Shane McGurk a lawyer with Scott Hall for filing false police statements, obstruction of Justice......
(d) Michael Vandale the former owner of the Calgary Storm for perjury, obstruction of Justice and misappropriation of funds from the Calgary Storm Soccer Foundation..........
Chief Jack Beaton and others are quite prepared and quite willing to allow these individuals to carry on with their criminal actions and to allow these individuals and others to get get away with their criminal conduct, rather than do the job that Chief Jack Beaton is required to do by Law and is being well paid to do so.
The fact that Chief Jack Beaton is not doing what he's required to do by Law, whilst preventing officers under his command from carrying out the duties that they are required to carry out by Law is nothing short of a fraud upon the Public Trust.
MORE COMING SOON: Details, excerpts and statements from Detective Steve Patterson and Detective Ken Carriere taken from a one (1) hour Audio-Videotape interview of a prime witness by the Detectives in the criminal complaints investigation into (a) and (b). The interview was conducted at the Headquarters of the Calgary Police Service.
ALBERTA SOCCER ASSOCIATION STOPS CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION INTO CALGARY SOCCER FROM CONTINUING
KEVIN LOCKHART THE FIRST (1st) VICE PRESIDENT OF ALBERTA SOCCER HAS STATED THAT HE HAS BEEN TOLD HE CANNOT CONTINUE WITH HIS INVESTIGATION INTO THE CORRUPTION, THEFT, FRAUD, MISMANAGEMENT OF FUNDS AND CRIMINAL ACTIVITY WITHIN CALGARY SOCCER.
The Alberta Soccer Association has stopped any further investigation into the Calgary Soccer Federation says Kevin Lochart the first vice president of Alberta Soccer and a serving member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Lockhart was ordererd by the board of the Alberta Soccer Association to stop his investigation which he had started in the February of 2006.
Lockhart stated that he was told he could not continue with his investigation into corruption, theft, fraud, mismanagement of funds and criminal activity within Calgary and Alberta Soccer. Lockhart also stated that Mike Traficante who is a board member of Alberta soccer and also sits on the Executive of the Canadian Soccer Association was using John Kelly as a pawn in a political game and that Traficante along with Fred Kern and other board members were now attempting to throw Lockhart off the board of Alberta Soccer.
Fred Kern who is currently the President of Alberta soccer is also a Director of the Canadian Soccer Association board, and is also a Director of the Calgary Minor Soccer Association. Kern was also on the board of the Calgary Soccer Federation until January of 2006 and had been on the Calgary Soccer Federation board since at least 1998.
COMING SOON: THE REACTION FROM THE CANADIAN SOCCER ASSOCIATION.
Senior members of the Executive Board of the Canadian Soccer Association have for some time been fully aware of the ongoing and growing corruption scandal within Alberta soccer. Promises have been made by current members of the Executive of the Canadian Soccer Association.
Both Vincent Ursini and Mike Traficante, have stated that they will get rid of anyone from within soccer that is associated with any corruption, theft, fraud, mismanagement of funds or criminal activity whether they be in the Canadian Soccer Association or any of its member organizations.
The Canadian Soccer Association also has a new President in Colin Linford, they say a new broom sweeps clean, here's hoping!
STAY TUNED: MORE UPDATES SOON
TO ALL DIRECTORS OF CANADIAN SOCCER, PLEASE REMEMBER, YOU ARE HERE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE MEMBERSHIP, THE MEMBERSHIP IS NOT HERE JUST FOR YOURS.
PROOF OF GUILT & EXTENT OF KNOWLEDGE
At this time, this site is dedicated to informing all of the Soccer Membership in Calgary and across Alberta of how certain individual Board Members of these organizations
The Calgary Soccer Federation – Calgary Minor Soccer Association – Calgary Women’s Soccer Association – Calgary Men’s Commercial Soccer Association – Calgary United Soccer Association – Alberta Soccer Association
have knowingly and willingly allowed, and sometimes fully participated in, gross misconduct and criminal actions that has resulted in the sad state of soccer that we see in Calgary today. How their actions and sometimes inactions has resulted in the loss of indoor facilities and outdoor fields and the loss of Soccer Specific Stadiums both in Calgary and Edmonton and the loss of very substantial amounts of monies.
On this website – documents, correspondences and events that have occurred within and associated with the Calgary Soccer Federation will be published.
You will have access to audit reports, accounting spreadsheets, and what occurred between Directors of the Calgary Soccer Federation and Directors of their member organizations, City Alderman, City Departments, the Calgary Police Service, Government Officials, including recorded conversations, voice mail messages, Financial reports, Auditors reports, and much, much more
The Calgary Soccer Federation is an umbrella organization founded by Calgary Minor Soccer, Calgary Men’s Soccer, Calgary Women’s Soccer and Calgary Men’s Commercial Soccer.
All of these organizations are subordinate to the Alberta Soccer Association who in turn are subordinate to the Canadian Soccer Association, and they have to abide by their Rules, their Regulations and their By-Laws
The facts that will be placed on this website and the many documents that you will soon be able to download, will clearly outline the misconduct and criminal actions of numerous individuals, both past and present, who have been associated with the Calgary Soccer Federation a.k.a. the C.S.F. as a Board member and or as an Associate member, or as a paid employee of the Calgary Soccer Centre.
THIS IS THE TRUTH
In 2001, Paul Tolley the City Solicitor stopped a Police investigation from continuing into the Calgary Soccer Federation and Mayor David Bronconnier was fully aware of this.
On September the 19th I met with Alderman Ray Jones at City Hall about Tolley stopping the Criminal investigation into the Calgary Soccer Federation. Alderman Jones was very concerned and went to see Dale Stanway the then C.E.O. at City Hall.
On September the 24th, Alderman Ray Jones spoke out at the council meeting regarding the concerns he had with the application that was before council. The application before Council was being submitted by the Calgary Soccer Federation and was for $2.5 Million Dollars from the I.C.A.P. Program on what the Calgary Soccer federation were stating was a $5.85 Million Dollar Project to replace the Bubble.
Instead of answering to the concerns of Alderman Ray Jones in open chambers, Paul Tolley who had stopped the criminal investigation from continuing, took Council in-camera and then proceeded to lie to them, just as he had lied to the Police and to Harvey Cenaiko M.L.A.
SINCE THAT TIME
$421,080.00 Dollars has gone missing and unaccounted for, from the ATM Machine account.
$400,000.00 Dollars (conservative estimate) was spent on the West Wing Project and no accounting breakdown has been provided.
Substantial Dollars were spent on other projects and there has been no accounting breakdown(s) provided.
Substantial Dollars were either stolen in the pervasive theft of gate monies, till monies, product, ongoing fraud and mismanagement of monies at the CSF.
The Board of the Calgary Soccer Federation have authorized Hundreds and Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars of membership monies to be paid to their Legal Counsel in their ongoing efforts to hide their criminal actions and to prevent the membership from finding out.
Financial statements have been falsified;
Directors were hired to paid positions;
Family members were hired to paid positions;
Annual reports have been falsified;
Fraudulent claims for grant monies submitted;
Monies missing from the Casino account;
Individuals illegally elected to the Board;
Membership lied to on a regular basis;
Donors and sponsors lied to;
False statements filed with the Police;
They even allowed the children and players to play inside the Bubble Structure in the 2001-2002 Indoor season when they knew it could collapse at anytime.
From 1997 to present all whilst at material times, the following Individuals were either Board members of the Calgary Soccer Federation and were in charge, and or were on the Boards of the other member organizations and had knowledge of what was going on and did nothing, and or were employees and were either complicit or were prevented from acting by the Board;
Fred Kern Director CSF and CMSA and currently President of the ASA and Director of the CSA; Joanne Mazurkewich President CSF and Director of CMSA currently Director of CWSA; Terry Brooker Vice President and Treasurer of CSF; Efem Yildirim currently Vice President CSF and President CWSA; Peter Moonen past President CSF and Director of CMSA; Tom Knott Director of CSF and CMSA and currently Director of CWSA; Marty Kennedy Director CSF and Treasurer CSF and currently Vice President CUSA; Gary Steen Director CSF and CMSA; Brenda Madge Director CSF and CMSA; Scott Mabee past Director CSF and CWSA; Peter MacKenzie past President of ASA and Director of CSA; Bill Malone past Vice President and Director of the CSF past President CUSA currently a Director with CUSA and ASA; June Cumberland past General Manager; Jeff Tareta past General Manager twice; Lesley Fegan Controller; Bill Malone past General Manager; Kevin Lockhart currently 1st Vice President ASA; Gary Hale Controller; Daryl lyingweber current Executive Director CMSA.
Pamela Stevenson was hired as the controller for the Calgary Soccer Federation in the November of 2003. Pamela was subsequently given the position of General Manager of the Calgary Soccer Center in the November of 2004. Pamela resigned her positions from the Calgary Soccer Center in the August of 2005.
Pamela Stevenson can attest to the accuracy of the monies missing from the ATM Machine, the false reporting of assets in the financial statements, the unauthorized practices and actions of what can only be termed as renegade Directors. The altering of minutes of the Board meetings of the C.S.F., the theft of gate monies, till monies, product and much, much more.
Although only having been with the Soccer Center for a few months, Buchanan Barry the C.S.F. auditors continually referred to the good work that Pamela Stevenson had begun in placing tighter controls on the financial and monetary accounting practices of the Calgary Soccer Center.
GUESS WHO COULD HAVE STOPPED THIS
MAYOR DAVID BRONCONNIER;
CHIEF JACK BEATON CALGARY POLICE SERVICE;
SOLICITOR GENERAL OF ALBERTA HARVEY CENAIKO;
CITY SOLICITOR PAUL TOLLEY;
BRYCE CODE CITY LEGAL DEPARTMENT;
ALDERMAN RAY JONES;
ALDERMAN DIANE COLLEY-URQUHART;
ALDERMAN DALE HODGES;
ALDERMAN CRAIG BURROWS;
ALDERMAN BARRY ERSKINE;
ALDERMAN MADELAINE KING;
This would never have occurred had these Individuals held themselves accountable. The ongoing cover ups at the Calgary Soccer Federation would not still be happening and they would not be carrying on with their criminal activities.
Financial statements and Annual Reports would not have been falsified and the membership would have not been lied to and they would have a true accounting of what has gone on for the last 6 years and there would be a lot more moniess in the Bank accounts.
At all material times these Individuals were aware of what was going on and they did nothing.
They are now in full cover up mode;
I will now categorically state for the record that Jack Beaton, the Chief of Police, is a Liar and that this is not the first time that Jack Beaton has orchestrated a cover up of wrongdoings committed by Officers under his command.
In orchestrating these cover ups Jack Beaton is knowingly allowing Individuals associated with the Calgary Soccer Federation who have committed acts punishable under the Criminal Code of Canada to remain unpunished.
In orchestrating these cover ups Jack Beaton is knowingly allowing Individuals under his command who have committed acts punishable under the Criminal Code of Canada to remain unpunished.
I welcome any action by Chief Jack Beaton or any of the others to refute any of the statements made by me in connection with this website, any information update(s) and any of my numerous sworn Affidavits and documents filed with the Court.
These Individuals were well aware of the ongoing financial mismanagement, the false applications for funds, the falsifying of financial reports and the continuing and extreme damage that was being and is still being done to Soccer in Calgary.
WHAT IS MAYOR DAVE DOING
MAYOR DAVE DID NOTHING AND STILL DOES NOTHING
The membership of Soccer and indeed the membership of the many other sports in Calgary should hold Mayor Dave ACCOUNTABLE at the next civic election in the October of 2007.
Several current sitting Alderman who were also fully aware of what was going on and did nothing, and still do nothing should also be held accountable at the next civic election in the October of 2007.
CALGARY MINOR SOCCER ASSOCIATION
CHILDREN’S LIVE’S PLACED IN DANGER
1998 to 2004 Joanne Mazurkewich was the President of the Calgary Soccer Federation when all of this was going on. Joanne Mazurkewich was also on the Board of Calgary Minor Soccer, how could they not know what was going on. Please answer this Joanne or anyone from Calgary Minor Soccer.
Fred Kern was on the Board of Minor Soccer and the C.S.F. when all of this was going on. Fred Kern is now President of the Alberta Soccer Association, how could he have kept this from the Board of Calgary Minor. Why isn’t Fred Kern requesting a forensic audit and calling in the Calgary Police Service. Please answer this Fred Kern, or anyone from Calgary Minor Soccer.
Maybe Tom Knott can answer, or maybe Brenda Madge, or maybe Gary Steen can answer, or maybe Daryl Leinweber can answer these questions, or maybe Scott Mabee can answer these questions, he was on the Boards when he got hired with Minor Soccer.
Soccer kids lives placed in danger
In the 2001 to 2002 Indoor season, Joanne Mazurkewich and others allowed the membership and the kids to play inside the Bubble. Even though they knew that the Bubble was unsafe and could collapse at anytime.
Even though they knew that the collapsing of the Bubble could cause serious injury or death to anyone who was inside the Bubble at the time of collapse.
In the February of 2002, the City of Calgary were informed of the condition of the Bubble and the danger it posed to the membership, and the City did nothing.
On the 26th day of June 2002 I received an e-mail correspondence from John Burns the General Manager of Yeadon Structures regarding their ongoing serious concerns about the condition and safety of the Bubble.
John Burns stated within that correspondence;
“ We have in our possession pictures taken by our rep from Seaman Corp who visited the dome last December so visually we are very concerned about how much longer this structure can go. As far as we are concerned this membrane could go at any time. Significant wind and or significant snow accumulation could bring it down. Even a very hot summer day could bring this dome down. Any such tear may not even be repairable and in all likelihood would not be warrantable either due to the aged condition of the fabric. This structure needs to be replaced before someone gets hurt due to a catastrophic failure. “
On the 27th day of June 2002 I passed the correspondence from Yeadon Structures onto the City of Calgary, including David Bronconnier and the Aldermen. I warned them of what would happen if the Bubble collapsed whilst kids were playing in there, and the criminal charges they would face.
On the 28th day of June 2002 the City of Calgary shut the Bubble down and padlocks were placed on all of the doors.
The Bubble should have been closed down before the 2001 Indoor season and specifically the City should have shut down the Bubble in the February of 2002.
The past and present actions of Individual Directors of Calgary Minor Soccer totally contradicts the statements they make regarding their Value and Belief statements.
THEY STATE that they will conduct all business in an honest, ethical and trustworthy manner. What happened from (a) to (l). Please answer this Joanne, or any of the other Directors from Calgary Minor Soccer.
THEY STATE that they are committed to Fiscal Responsibility, Accountability and Good Business Practices in all of their actions. Once again What happened from (a) to (l) please answer this Joanne, or any of the other Directors from Calgary Minor Soccer.
How much did the Calgary Minor Soccer Association spend on the Calgary West Bubble. They stated that it was a $5.85 Million Dollar Project.
What did they get for that $5.85 Million Dollars. One inflated Bubble and approximately 16 ATCO trailers which are sitting on City Land adjacent to the water treatment plant.
Where is the break down of the monies spent on the West Bubble, anyone from Minor Soccer?
The new Treasurer for the C.S.F. is Tim Gillespie a Director of Calgary Minor Soccer Association. Why isn’t Tim Gillespie requesting a forensic audit and calling in the Calgary Police Service.
If this is what Calgary Minor Soccer class as being fiscally responsible and adhering to good business practices, then someone should surely be held accountable.
CALGARY SOCCER FEDERATION
The amount of money stolen from the North East Leisure Centre, pales in comparison to the amounts of money that have been Stolen and Mismanaged by Individuals from the Soccer Centre and the Calgary Soccer Federation.
QUESTIONS NEED TO BE ANSWERED
Please ask your Soccer organizations for a reconciliation account of where all of the very substantial amounts of $$$ monies $$$ have gone. Monies $$$ that they collected from you over the years as levies for future Indoor Soccer Facilities. Ask them
Q: How long have they been collecting these levies?
Q: How much did they collect?
Q: Who got what?
Q: What is left?
Q: Where is it?
Q: What amount was spent on what Project?
Q: How many Projects have they had?
INFORMATION UPDATES AVAILABLE SOON
ON THE FOLLOWING
MISCONDUCT - RENEGADE DIRECTORS
This will detail the actions of Directors who knew what was going on at the Calgary Soccer Center and the Federation and member organizations and who knew about the criminal activities and did nothing. Including, Efem Yildirim who lied to the membership in the 2003 Annual report as the Facilities Chairman. Efem also lied to donors about the status of the West Wing Wing Expansion. Efem issued false press releases. Efem signed off on the 2003 financial statements knowing they had been falsified, after the 2003 Treasurer refused to sign off on them. Efem allowed theft and corruption to go unchecked (see Buchanan Barry report) and more.
CRIMINAL ACTIONS - RENEGADE DIRECTORS
This will detail the actions of Directors and employees who committed those criminal actions and offences which are punishable under the Criminal Code of Canada. Including Terry Brooker, who filed false statements to the Police, lied within Court documents, lied within Affidavits and Committed perjury under oath. Terry Brooker also lied under oath before Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Peter Martin, and much more.
HOW THEY MISLED THE MEMBERSHIP
This will detail the statements of Directors and employees who knowingly made false statements that misled the membership about what was going on. to the membership. Either within Press releases, Newsletters, Annual Reports and Financial statements, Websites, etc etc.
LIES TOLD TO DONORS – SPONSORS
This will detail the statements made by Directors and employees who knowingly made false statements that misled donors about the status of the Projects they had donated to.
LIES TOLD TO GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
This will detail the statements made by Directors and employees who knowingly made false statements that Government officials including Federal and Provincial including but not limited to M.L.A.’s Harvey Cenaiko and Wayne Cao. Terry Brooker misled Harvey Cenaiko about the Bubble replacement, the West Wing Expansion and the application for monies from the ICAP program. Brooker was aided and abetted in this endeavor by Paul Tolley now the City Solicitor. Efem Yildirim lied to Wayne Cao about the West Wing Expansion and knowingly signed off on false applications for grant monies.
LIES TOLD TO THE POLICE SERVICES
This will detail the statements made by Directors and employees who knowingly made false statements to the Calgary Police Service who were and still are conducting criminal investigations into the Calgary Soccer Federation. Including but not limited to Terry Brooker and John Fisher of Fishers Soccer Shack.
EMPLOYEE FRAUD AND THEFT
SUBSTANTIAL MONIES MISSING
MISAPPROPRIATION OF FUNDS
FRAUDULENT APPLICATIONS FOR MONIES
GROSS FINANCIAL MISMANAGEMENT
FALSIFYING OF ACCOUNTS
FALSIFYING FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
FALSIFYING ANNUAL REPORTS
LEGAL COST TO MEMBERS
HOW THEY ALTERED DOCUMENTS
WHO KNEW WHAT AND WHEN
ALBERTA SOCCER ASSOCIATION
CANADIAN SOCCER ASSOCIATION
This will detail the acts of Theft and Fraud committed by Individuals and the substantial amounts of missing monies that are unaccounted for. Who knew what and when and why they failed to act. See Buchanan Barry Report Aug 31, 2004. ATM Machine account spreadsheet. Please ask the Soccer organizations for a reconciliation account of where all of the monies have gone that were collected as levies for future facilities. How much did they collect? Who got what? What is left? Where is it?
This will detail the applications for grant monies made by Directors and employees who knowingly made false statements within those applications in order to deceive the Government agencies including Federal and Provincial agencies into giving them funds. Including application documents signed off by Efem Yildirim, Jeff Tareta, June Cumberland and others.
This will detail the monies missing from the CSF accounts, the ATM Machine account, what was spent on Projects, who got paid what etc, etc, etc.
This will detail the many false statements made within the Annual Reports.
This will detail who made the many false statements contained within the Annual Reports, who made those statements and why.
This will detail the unsanctioned lawsuit 0201-19097, the substantial financial cost to the membership, who initiated that action and why. The actions of the CSF Lawyers, Parlee McLaws and specifically Gregory Stirling.
Including but not limited to financial statements - minutes of C.S.F. Board meetings.
Including but not limited to, Efem Yildirim, Peter Moonen, Tom Knott, Gary Steen, Terry Brooker, Joanne Mazurkewich, Bill Malone, Fred Kern, Peter MacKenzie, Brenda Madge, Jeff Duberger, June Cumberland, Jeff Tareta, Pamela Stevenson, Gary Hale, Buchanan Barry etc etc etc.
There are a number of Directors both past and present who are aware of the extent of the corruption and criminal actions within Calgary Soccer including Past President Peter MacKenzie, present President Fred Kern, Bill Malone and Efem Yildirim read above;
In the January of 2006 Kevin Lockhart was elected as the 1st Vice president of the Alberta Soccer Association, Kevin is also an R.C.M.P. Officer. Kevin has picked up documents from me and is currently conducting an investigation into the Calgary Soccer Federation in his capacity as the 1st Vice President of the ASA. Kevin has assured me amongst other things, that he has been informed by Efem Yildirim that the CSF will finally conduct a forensic accounting/audit into the missing monies and allegations of corruption. See further updates coming.
Including but not limited to Alderman Jones, Hodges, Colley-Urquhart, King, Burrows, Owen Tobert, Rob Pritchard, Marian Adams, Brian Noble, Ken Knights, Peter MacKenzie, Bryce Code, Paul Tolley etc etc etc
24TH May 2002, David Bronconnier made repeated statements that he would meet with me and do something about the C.S.F and corruption. Including Dave telling me to call his office, that they would set up a meeting. I called his office and promptly received a letter back from them.
" On behalf of Mayor David Bronconnier I would like to acknowledge receipt of your recent meeting request to discuss the Calgary Soccer Center. Unfortunately our legal Department has advised us that we should not be meeting with you on this issue "
Within all of these matters it is obvious, that the Mayor David Bronconnier along with Paul Tolley and Bryce Code of the City legal department have and continue to stop an Investigation into the serious allegations that prompted David Bronconnier and Paul Tolley to initiate a Police investigation and then realizing where the investigation was headed stopped it.
As a result of their inactions the membership of Soccer have now had no proper facilities built in Calgary in the Last 14 years. Plus Hundreds upon Hundreds upon Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars have been misappropriated, mismanaged and cannot be accounted for.
What happened to Mayor Bronconniers Platform of Accountability
WHY CITY SOLICITOR PAUL TOLLEY
STOPPED A POLICE INVESTIGATION
INITIATED A COVER-UP
ISSUED A GAG ORDER
Why Paul Tolley City Solicitor made false statements to the Calgary Police Service and to M.L.A. Harvey Cenaiko. Why Paul Tolley was instrumental in having the initial criminal investigation stopped and then lied to City Council in an in-camera session at the council meeting on the 24th of September 2001, and much more.
Alderman Ray Jones and all of the Alderman contacted by Kelly, stated that they had been told by Paul Tolley that they could not meet with John Kelly and discuss what was going on at the C.S.F. the Soccer Center and within the Federation. Paul Tolley along with Bryce Code informed City Departments that if John Kelly called requesting information they were not to tell him anything but to direct him to the Legal Department and to either Paul Tolley or Bryce Code.
It was Alderman Ray Jones that was assisting John Kelly regarding Tolley having stopped the police investigation when Ray informed Kelly about the Council meeting on the 24th September 2001 and the Federations request for grant monies under the ICAP Program. At that meeting Ray Jones expressed his concerns over the CSF application and Tolley took them into an in-camera meeting. Also their knowledge of the false grant applications, the Bubble replacement, the West Wing Fiasco and more.
What the Calgary police service did and did not do. This will be extensive and in detail. Including but not limited to the actions and inactions of Chief Jack Beaton, Several Inspectors and Detectives, also Including Harvey Cenaiko, Alberta Gaming, Infrastructure Program etc etc.
The many lies told to the membership, lies that were told to Government officials, lies that were told to the sponsors and donors. Lies regarding not only the West Wing Expansion but also other Facility projects that have ended up costing the membership hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of thousand of dollars, with nothing to show for it.
Example; the C.S.F. have admitted to spending $400,000.00 Dollars on the West Wing Project, (the true figure is believed to be much higher) yet they have never provided a full and proper accounting of where the monies that were spent, went. Yet they never even got a development permit, they never broke ground.
You will learn the truth behind the Calgary West Soccer Centre. What the facility has actually cost the membership. You will learn the truth behind the replacement of the Bubble at the Soccer Centre in 2002. You will learn the truth behind the University of Calgary project, the Nose Hill Park project, and other failed projects and the list goes on and on…………….
You will learn how Individuals were hired or hired themselves to paid positions at the Calgary Soccer Centre whilst still members of the board, including but not limited to Bill Malone and Scott Mabee.
IN A DETAILED REPORT to Efem Yildirim the Treasurer of the C.S.F. dated August 31, 2004, Buchanan Barry the auditors for the C.S.F. stated;
“ Our recommendation is to terminate the employment of the present Facility services Manager on the grounds of misappropriating funds and inventory, not performing her job to a necessary standard of care and altering or withholding CSF documents. “
WHAT THE C.S.F. BOARD DID NOT DO
They did not call in the Calgary Police Service and have them conduct an investigation into how much monies and inventory were stolen. The Food and Facilities Services Manager was not charged. There was no order applied for criminal restitution so that the monies could be recovered. There was no civil lawsuit.
WHAT DID THE C.S.F. BOARD DO
They gave the Food and Facilities Services Manager a 6 month severance package. It is no wonder the C.S.F. auditors report stated;
“ Calgary Soccer Centre out of control “
There is more employee fraud & theft, and the list goes on and on..…
FROM A.T.M. MACHINE ACCOUNT
On the 10th Day of April 2005, in a financial review letter sent to other directors of the Calgary Soccer Federation and Buchanan Barry the auditors, Marty Kennedy the Treasurer of the C.S.F. stated;
"ATM Cash Auditors note raises questions of possible theft. No adjusting entry or clarification of statement. Has the auditor reviewed the ATM transactions as a result of this statement? This cash machine generates CSC revenue of $20,000 per annum on transactions in the general amount of $488.000 per annum. The statements cannot be left standing without clarification due to the large sums involved. "
Background: Pamela Stevenson was hired as the financial controller of the Calgary Soccer centre in the November of 2003, and was given the position of General Manager of the Calgary Soccer Centre in 2005. Pamela left the Calgary Soccer Centre in the August of 2005. Gary Hale who was the assistant Financial controller of the Calgary Soccer Centre left his position in the September of 2005.
Facts: Whilst in their respective positions Pamela and Gary completed a detailed forensic audit of the A.T.M. Machine account between October of 2001 and September of 2003. The results of that audit were then handed over to Marty Kennedy who at that time was also the Treasurer of the C.S.F.
The A.T.M. machine is owned and operated by the Soccer Centre.
A financial spreadsheet, details all of the financial transactions from the A.T.M. machine between the 23rd Day of October 2001 and the 30th Day of September 2003.
HOW IT OPERATED
On October the 23rd 2001, $25,000.00 was placed into a container which was then placed in to the ATM machine. On the 1st Day of November the container was removed and a fresh container with $25,000.00 was then placed into the ATM Machine.
The container with the residual amount of monies still there was handed over to the Controller of the Calgary Soccer Centre. The residual monies were then supposed to be deposited into the Calgary Soccer Centre bank account.
When Pamela and Gary went back and conducted a reconciliation of the monies placed into the ATM machine and the monies that were taken out, they could find no evidence of any of the residual monies being placed back into the Calgary Soccer Centre bank account.
The residual monies are itemized as the last amount listed in the Remain column prior to a fresh $25,000.00 being loaded into the ATM Machine.
For example, if you look at the spreadsheet the amount remaining on the 31st Day of October was $8,160.00. This is the amount that should have then been placed back into the bank account.
8th November 2001 residual amount was $7,600.00
20th November 2001 residual amount was $1,780.00
11th December 2001 residual amount was $9,800.00
22nd January 2002 residual amount was $13,880.00
2nd April 2002 residual amount was $19,380.00
The list goes on and on until October of 2003.
The Financial reconciliation spreadsheet was provided to me by Gary Hale which was then authenticated by Pamela Stevenson. Pamela and Gary having reviewed all of the financial transactions of the Federation accounts, having reviewed all of the deposit slips, having reviewed the bank account statements, they could find no trace of any of the remainder amounts being deposited back to the bank.
A total amount from the dates in the spreadsheet, show that $421,080.00 Dollars are unaccounted for. And once again according to Pamela and Gary they are not in the bank account statements, not in the deposit slips, not anywhere.
To date the Calgary Soccer Federation has not answered to these concerns and to date it would seem they have done nothing about this.
More information and numerous documents will be made available on a continuing basis, The said documents and information which has been provided in part by past employees of the Calgary Soccer Centre, General Managers, Controllers, as well as past and present Directors of the Calgary Soccer Federation and member organizations; C.U.S.A. – C.M.S.A. – C.W.S.A. – C.M.C.S.A. – A.S.A. – C.S.A.
MICHAEL VANDALE & THE
Facts and documents will be presented outlining the criminal actions of Michael Vandale and others, such criminal actions that are punishable under the Criminal Code of Canada.
Full details surrounding:
Michael Vandale’s operation of the Calgary Storm Soccer Foundation:
Michael Vandale was operating the Foundation as a one man show. He was the President, the Vice President, the Secretary, the Treasurer. Michael Vandale never submitted any Financial statements for the Foundation to the Alberta Government as required under the laws of Alberta. The Foundation has now been struck. The Foundation was incorporated as a non-profit organization. The monies received into the Foundation via the Storm Soccer Academy and Soccer schools, the monies from the Golf tournaments, the monies from the auctions and more, were substantial. What happened to the monies Michael?
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Michael Vandales involvement with the
Calgary Soccer Federation
Michael Vandale approached the Calgary Soccer Federation regarding the Federation giving him approximately $350,000.00 of membership monies. A Minor Soccer Director informed me of this, and I contacted the C.S.F. Directors and warned them that I knew what was going on and demanded answers. The initiative was dropped and Vandale never got the monies.
The Federation was also getting into an association with Vandale over Vandales proposed Stadium at Foothills athletic park. That initiative was also dropped. More updates soon.
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MORE DETAILS COMING SOON
Truth behind the failed attempts of
Professional Soccer in Calgary
What caused the demise of the
Calgary Storm and the Calgary Mustangs.
We will also detail the true history and background of Individuals within Calgary Soccer, who have made many false statements regarding their Soccer history and qualifications, including but not limited to Tommy Wheeldon Senior and Tommy Wheeldon Junior, and others who have assisted Individuals such as these in their deceitful endeavors.
ALL THIS AND MUCH, MUCH MORE,
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