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Matt Westerhold • Mar 23, 2010 at 6:28 PM

Dear Mr. Murray:

Below please find a comment posted this morning at sanduskyregister.com. This is just one among several "leaked" allegations I've heard previously about my alleged nefarious involvement in Nuesse-gate.

So let's see, we at the Register secretly tape-recorded conversations, according to commissioner Julie Farrar, and we also secretly listened in on private conversations over a speakerphone. Is that your experience of how we do business? Seems to me you could have dismissed both assertions the moment they were made.

Are these the types of allegations you and fellow commissioners approved for inclusion in the integrity probe? Was there a truth here that taxpayers (the CLIENT) needed to have uncovered? Or was the agenda to obsfucate the truth with as many spurious allegations as possible? How much mud will be thrown up against the wall before we know what will stick?

The entire Murman report, with any and all audio or video digital recordings or tapes that were made, any notes and all other materials should be immediately made available to the client. Every scrap of paper, including the Kleenex upon which Mr. Murman blew his nose, needs to be made public. Transparency is transparency. City officials are either being transparent or they are not. Any partial report that has been delivered to the city also should be made immediately available to the public. The balance of any report can be given to the public when attorney Michael Murman returns later

this month from his vacation.� 

The Register has made this request in an effort to give your constituents (the CLIENT) all available information with regards to this serious matter. I hope you and your fellow commissioners support this request. Withholding this information from the public based on an attorney-client privilege seems

to fly in the face of the transparency to which you have so often referred.

I apologize if I am being a little testy today, and I mean no disrespect. I likely am almost as tired of this story as you and your fellow commissioners are. I've also included a second posting that was made this morning on the Elsebeth Baumgardner goes to prison story that helped snarl my mood.


Matt Westerhold

The truth please..... on 05/11/2008 08:25:58 said:

"Matt, Answer the community this: The night this mess started wern't you at the Police Chief's house, listening on speaker phone as she called all the commissioners without them knowing you were listening? If you have an ounce of honesty left Matt, answer this truthfully."

Elsebeth goes to prison

now on 05/11/2008 08:00:00 said:

"Now if we can just get Westerhold in the same position we can finally be rid of the delusional community crackpots who get waaaay to much attention for their paranoid Oliver Stone conspiracy theories and Erie County can be a quiet community again. ---Conspirator# 43"

cc: Commissioners Dave Waddington, Julie Farrar, Brett Fuqua, Craig Stahl,

Dan Kaman, Brian Crandall

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