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A valiant fight for right in St. Paul

Harry C. Alford | 8/22/2013, midnight

Distribution of funds by HUD to the city was based on the city’s certifications. Each time the city asked HUD for money, it impliedly certified its compliance with Section 3. At best, the city’s failure to take any steps towards compliance while continually telling federal courts, HUD and others that it was in compliance with Section 3 represents a reckless disregard for the truth. We believe its certifications of Section 3 compliance to obtain HUD funds were actually more than reckless and that the city had actual knowledge that they were false.

“Thus, as of Nov. 22, 2011, HUD, the Civil Fraud Section, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Minnesota all strongly supported intervention in Fredrick Newell’s case, believing it was worthy of federal assistance. There was no documentation that it was a marginal case or a close call.”

Using these two tools, Pastor Newell has proved his case. St. Paul should be paying the Section 3 community more than $200 million in damages. Our Justice Department is running games in the matter of damages, but they cannot hide that Pastor Newell’s claim has merit. I want you to read the official congressional staff report on this matter. It will show you that the Justice Department participated in a betrayal. Please find it via Internet—http://ow.ly/nW57X. This report proves Pastor Newell’s claim and condemns Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez’s betrayal. For this dastardly deed, President Barack Obama has appointed Thomas Perez as Secretary of Labor. Perez avoided the rule of law and got a major promotion for it. Go figure.

We are joining forces with Pastor Newell and will show Black Chamber chapters how to emulate the above wherever it is needed. Fredrick Newell is a bona fide hero!

Alford is the co-founder, president/CEO of the National Black Chamber of Commerce. Website: www.nationalbcc.org. Email: halford@nationalbcc.org.

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