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Confirmed – Thomas Glaser lied – President misused public funds for private hunt club –

By Kirk Allen & John Kraft

On June 4, 2015

DuPage Co. (ECWd)

As if the $20 Million Dollar e-mail failure was not enough to rile up the voters and throw out the enablers at the College of DuPage, maybe new facts on the College of DuPage President’s use of public funds to pay for his private hunt club membership will kick the authorities into high gear towards prosecution of all involved.

Can anyone explain why on earth a President who earned $504,881.50 in 2014 would need the public to pay for his private hunt club membership?  I will focus this article on the membership and cover the massive pay exposure in another article.

For the last 9 months we have waited on the attorney general to act on the request for review pertaining to documents COD refused to turn over regarding the Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation membership that Breuder had COD paying for.  COD refused to give them up even though your tax dollars were used to pay for the membership.

Thomas Glaser, the Treasure of COD claimed numerous positions on this membership that included it was a “President’s Office” membership, not Breuders, it was part of his compensation package, and then that it “was” Breuder’s membership paid for by the College.  (Glaser fabrications to the press and public)

Then we have Ken Florey, former COD attorney as well as former COD Foundation member who recently resigned, telling the Attorney General that the membership was Breuder’s individually and not in his capacity as President.  (Florey Response to AG)

In an effort to bring the truth to the public on this matter, we continued to demand records to prove lies were being told.  We tried to make it simple by getting the W-2 for Breuder which would list all the benefits he received.  The courts refused to give us that public body created document – even though we still feel we have a right to it.  The fight for the truth continued.

Today, ten days past the promised due date, we have the records to once again support our position that Dr. Breuder used public funds for his private hunt club membership, which is a misapplication of funds and is a felony offense if prosecuted and found guilty.

The request was simple: “Copy of all compensation for employment for Dr. Breuder from date of hire, January 1st 2009 to current date. I am not seeking his contract. I am seeking ALL compensation provided to him whether that be financial, benefits, memberships, etc. Any compensation in the form of financial I am asking for copies of those checks. If the compensation was benefits or memberships I am asking for all documentation pertaining to those benefits and/or memberships. I would appreciate these matters be broken down by year, as in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 etc.”

COD has NO DOCUMENTATION of any kind to support Thomas Glaser’s statements that this private membership paid for by the taxpayers was part of Breuder’s compensation.  He lied to the press and to the public.

I contend the authorization of those private membership payments is a direct misapplication of funds, a felony, because there was ZERO evidence those expenditures were supported by one shred of documentation or authorization and the response from my FOIA request supports that position. In other words, it was not for a public purpose.

Had this membership been part of his compensation package as claimed it would have to be supported by evidence and the documents provided make no reference, not even an insinuation, that a private membership to any club, let alone a high dollar hunt club, was ever a perk for the President in any capacity.

 May I suggest that the authorities now ask the IRS to get involved and determine if Breuder reported this private hunt club membership as compensation paid for by the taxpayers.  Such a payment would constitute a taxable benefit.  If not, then add tax evasion onto the laundry list of wrongdoing.

If tax evasion was good enough to bring down Al Capone then Breuder should be honored with the same treatment.

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11 Comments
  • ECWDogs
    Posted at 12:19h, 04 June

    Confirmed – Thomas Glaser lied – President misused public funds for private hunt club – http://t.co/rT1JGU7jDw http://t.co/O79OgrzbVZ

  • Catcher Troll
    Posted at 17:32h, 04 June

    The use of partial quotes in this article is appalling, clearly there is a not-so-hidden agenda here.
    Also, the information portrayed in those the spliced up “quotes” contradict previous statements published by your extremist website in Oct. 2014.
    Call off the witch hunt you trolls. You’re chess pieces in a game to help launch someone’s political campaign. Kathy Hamilton is the witch, this publication is a joke and Kirk Allen should be ashamed.
    It’s sad and irresponsible that anyone can create a website and pretend to be a “watchdog.” This entire organization is an embarrassment to journalists everywhere. Selective “reporting” to put together a story that’s not only skewed but completely false is truly a disservice to the public.
    I’m sorry I even came came across this atrocious excuse for an article,
    it’s sole purpose is to defame a good man.
    With zero facts to support your claims, you call Glaser a liar and then you say (not accuse but say) he committed a felony… It’s outrageous!
    I know that acknowledging this story is a waste of my time but this is defamation and that should not be ignored.
    I can’t wait for the truth to come out and for people to see who the real liar is. I’ll be sure to remember Hamilton’s pawns and remind the public who participated in this deplorable and self-serving game.
    Until then, I’m sorry to see how this selfishness and foolishness will impact the college and the community.
    Good luck, losers.

    • Kirk Allen
      Posted at 20:43h, 04 June

      Please cite the partial quotes in this article. I dont see any partial quotes so not sure what on earth your talking about. Please provide the link to what ever you “think” contradicts previous statements. I have said from day one the hunt club membership was never part of his compensation. Hardly a witch hunt when the documents show no such membership authorization or benefit. Launch someones political campaign? Hamilton is not running for 4 more years and was already on the board so whose campaign did we launch? You are welcome to complain all you want but you have failed to disprove one thing reported. Sometimes the truth just hurts! This is hardly selective reporting. I have worked on this issue for over 9 months and to this day neither COD nor Glaser has been able to provide one shred of evidence that this hunt club was part of a benefit for Breuder. Zero facts to support the claim? I guess you failed to download all the information provided by the college that are facts. As far as saying he committed a felony, I suggest you take an English reading course at COD then a comprehension class. It might help future embarrassment. “we have the records to once again support our position that Dr. Breuder used public funds for his private hunt club membership, which is a misapplication of funds and is a felony offense if prosecuted and found guilty.” What part of “if prosecuted and found guilty dont you understand”? If you believe this is defamation then feel free to help who ever you think is defamed get a lawyer and take the action you feel appropriate. If you wish to call me a liar at least have the courage to present some kind of proof. If you think the article is false then point it out. We challenge you to disprove the reporting. When you cant that means its accurate. As far as self serving, I must laugh. For what gain? We dont get paid for our work and considering we are a non-profit there is nothing for us to gain. Thanks for the good luck wishes and if your claim of us being losers bears fruit then we wont be around long. Interestingly just the opposite is happening! We cant handle all the cries for help coming from the very people working for those you wish to support. I always enjoy a good discussion. Thanks Cather troll.

      • chester
        Posted at 16:15h, 05 June

        Catcher Troll se kirk sometimes you dont get it right lol
        Thanks Cather troll.

  • Concerned
    Posted at 14:46h, 09 June

    Thank you Catcher Troll. Someone is finally saying something! The school’s employees are all treated like criminals and if would be nice if someone finally brought it to light. Watching the board meetings are painful as people are constantly ripped apart. Then everyone has to read all about it again in these nonsense articles. The “watchdogs” are supporters of Hamilton, no matter what she does. Her failure to not bidding out contracts has already been brought to light, but somehow we don’t hear about it here.

    • jmkraft
      Posted at 16:25h, 09 June
    • Kirk Allen
      Posted at 16:25h, 09 June

      Concerned, you must have missed the coverage on that very issue you raise. To claim you have not heard about it shows your head is in the sand.

      • Concerned
        Posted at 16:45h, 09 June

        Clearly Kirk you are not understanding anything anyone is saying. this is very concerning since you are suppose to be reviewing the FOIA documents. Thanks for the link but it has nothing to do with my comment.

        • Kirk Allen
          Posted at 08:24h, 10 June

          You claimed the not bidding out of contracts has not been brought to light. That is not true. It was covered by us and the Tribune. What does our reviewing of FOIA document have to do with anything?

  • Danni Smith
    Posted at 14:02h, 03 July

    2 whomever concerned is, it is clear there is not enough concern to know of what you write. A large bunch of school employees have committed criminal acts-theft of taxpayer dollars, a fact that is simply not yet part of a court procedure, but certainly a certainty. So if one is a known criminal, criminal treatment should be the norm, not a whine. As in, “what did you expect?” You remind me of Joey Bishop in that scene-deny, deny, deny what is right before your eyes. You then become just a waste of time better put elsewhere.

    • Kirk Allen
      Posted at 18:04h, 03 July

      Danni – if you have information that employees are criminals, outside what we have already written about then by all means send the info our way.

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