FDRPC failed to undertake appropriate due diligence before hiring Jeffery Randol on July 1, 2015 as Executive Director at an annual salary of $110,000. Below is a list of tax liens and civil judgements against Jeff Randol reported in a TruthFinder background check downloaded at the beginning of 2021. These liens and judgements total almost $3 million.
According to the Truthfinder report, the tax liens began accumulating about one year before Jeff Randol became Executive Director on July 1, 2015. There are also significant liens reported for 2018. The civil judgements date from 2009 and 2010.
An email from Mr. Randol’s attorney claims that the civil judgements have been “fully paid”. He also states “Second, nearly all of the liens arouse from the tax liabilities of a business in which Mr. Randol is no longer involved. Third, that business has paid off the vast majority of the taxes owed and is continuing to pay off the remaining amounts owed.”
The above business is not identified and no documentation is provided for these claims. A recent Truthfinder report finds “No Results” for Mr. Randol. The 2021 Truthfinder report provides the only available information regarding Mr. Randol’s financial liabilities.
Jeff Randol may have been financially compromised. A limited audit of residential leases issued on June 2022 found that he left FDRPC owing $11,944 in back rent. On June 27, 2019 he received a $4,000 credit to his outstanding balance with no supporting documentation for the transaction. The audit revealed additional irregularities in accounting for rent and utility payments.
FDRPC has received more than $15 million in state appropriations during Mr. Randal’s tenure. FDRPC belatedly arranged for annual audits which report only the amount of the state appropriation with no data on the expenditure of these public funds. We are calling for a Forensic Audit of FDRPC.