Ex-LCRP chair surrenders on felony warrant

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Bob Moore informs us that Larry Carillo, former Larimer County Republican Party chairman, has surrendered on a felony warrant issued by the Weld County DA’s office earlier this week.

Former Larimer County Republican Party Chairman Larry Carillo is free on $10,000 bond after turning himself in late Thursday on a felony theft arrest warrant.

Carillo turned himself in at the Glendale, Colo., Police Department in Arapahoe County at about 9:30 p.m. Thursday, records show. He was booked at the police station and posted bail there.

Carillo is charged with a Class 4 felony after a Fort Collins PD investigator submitted a lengthy affidavit detailing over $17,000 of Carillo’s embezzlement from the LCRP.

Even worse, the county party continues to face unprecedented Secretary of State compliance problems due to Carillo’s destructive tenure at the helm. This includes possible dissolution. Despite nearly two years of total non-compliance with the state law, the party’s Executive Committee was totally out to lunch while Larry insanely drove the organization into every possible iceberg he managed to find floating around. It is probably impossible for the party to recover.

State Republican Chairman Ryan Call is advising LCRP, trying to get the fines reduced by attempting to get SOS Gessler’s office to overlook the negligence of the ExComm with a laughably lame “rogue chairman” defense. Let’s face it, the party’s officers enabled this guy from Day 1. The reason you have boards is to institute organizational accountability. Their negligence may not have risen to Carillo’s level of criminality, but they created the context in which a guy with a previous history of embezzlement was given a frickin’ ATM card.

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  1. bjwilson83 says:

    Before the GOP tries to brush this off as just a partisan attack, let me confirm that the following paragraphs are entirely correct, with the exception that it will be easy for the party to recover if it is simply reorganized.

    “Even worse, the county party continues to face unprecedented Secretary of State compliance problems due to Carillo’s destructive tenure at the helm. This includes possible dissolution. Despite nearly two years of total non-compliance with the state law, the party’s Executive Committee was totally out to lunch while Larry insanely drove the organization into every possible iceberg he managed to find floating around. It is probably impossible for the party to recover.

    State Republican Chairman Ryan Call is advising LCRP, trying to get the fines reduced by attempting to get SOS Gessler’s office to overlook the negligence of the ExComm with a laughably lame “rogue chairman” defense. Let’s face it, the party’s officers enabled this guy from Day 1. The reason you have boards is to institute organizational accountability. Their negligence may not have risen to Carillo’s level of criminality, but they created the context in which a guy with a previous history of embezzlement was given a frickin’ ATM card.”

    • bjwilson83 says:

      Ah, so it is true. Dems would know.

    • bjwilson83 says:

      both the chair and vice chair have ATM cards. I don’t really see a way that they could have avoided giving him an ATM card. But they should have been checking the back statements. Or worse, they could have checked but felt they had to stay silent until after the election. But if that is the case, they should have come forward with this information last December.

      “Let’s face it, the party’s officers enabled this guy from Day 1. The reason you have boards is to institute organizational accountability. Their negligence may not have risen to Carillo’s level of criminality…”

      This is what needs to be said, and what the party would rather you didn’t think about.

      • ClubTwitty says:

        to ease their way through an election cycle?

        How’re them morals working for you?  

      • BobMoore says:

        I’ve been told that the chair and vice chair had DEBIT cards, but Larry’s was the only one authorized to make ATM withdrawals.

        • bjwilson83 says:

          But if the vice chair had a debit card, would that not mean she had access to the bank statements from the account? If not, she was far too trusting of Larry. Also, why did the previous treasurer resign? Think maybe he saw some problems? These things should be investigated.

          • BobMoore says:

            Based on what I’ve been able to discover, Larry was the only one with access to the bank accounts while they were without a treasurer. (This is confirmed in Jim Alderden’s report to the new executive committee.) Obviously, that’s no way to run a navy. The previous treasurer (a she by the way) hasn’t commented publicly. But her one contribution in her brief tenure was to botch some paperwork to the secretary of state that accidentally cloned the party organization.

            • bjwilson83 says:

              Well I don’t know why the board let him get away with that. How is the vice chair supposed to know when it’s ok to use the debit card if she doesn’t have access to the account? What if she overdraws the account? Perhaps a similar situation occurred with respect to Eli Bremer’s power grab last night in the El Paso GOP. People who ask for too much power should be opposed. Transparency and accountability are needed.

    • Ralphie says:

      It must REALLY suck to be less popular than an alleged criminal.

      Pay your dues and then maybe someday you’ll be more popular than an alleged criminal.

      Hey–it’s a start.

      • knowing that Carillo would probably STILL win that election.

        • Ralphie says:

          It’s the truth.

          BJ has no constituency even among his own perceived constituency.

          He should probably just finish up his degree and get the hell out of Dodge.

          • bjwilson83 says:

            Colorado is a beautiful place. I grew up here. Are you suggesting that because I oppose corruption in the GOP I am not welcome here?

            • ajb says:

              Sorry that didn’t work out for you.

              • bjwilson83 says:

                Don’t know where you got that information, but it is incorrect.

                • Ralphie says:

                  In fact, most people couldn’t give a shit less whether you live or die.

                • Gray in the mountains says:

                  You, BJ, are the wierd kid that moved into the neighborhood. You laugh inappropriately and have no social skills. You are avoided because you remain almost inhuman. Your reach for political thought is your best effort to socialize but you are reaching where you are unwanted. The club that you imitate the most doesn’t want you either. I say “imitate” because I don’t believe that you have any real convictions.

                  I’m convinced that your mom homeschooled you from a sympathetic understanding that she had spawned this creature with few human characteristics and absolutely no social skills. Homeschooling was her way of protecting you. But, you’d have done better with total immersion.

                • nancycronknancycronk says:

                  I loathe your politics, but admire you being big-enough to keep showing up here and getting beat up by shameless bullies day after day after day. Let me know if you ever want to meet downtown for coffee and talk real issues. I used to be a Young Republican as a kid, and did a 180. I still have some conservative views on things you may agree with (regarding “free speech” and unregulated access to the media for child pornographers or soul-less video game companies or dangerous hate groups, for example).

                  I think bullies like the ones here are the Dems biggest obstacle to growing our base. Dems are good people. If any of these bullies are Dems, please don’t think they represent the rest of us.  

                  • Chill out on the Hater-aid folks  

                  • bjwilson83 says:

                    I will say, you are probably the first real Dem on here who has treated me reasonably. (Hasan doesn’t count as a real Dem. 🙂 ) Of course, you’re probably also one of the few that is a real Dem in the sense that you do more politically than just spouting off online. Don’t worry about me though; I’ve been at this for a year or so and I have a pretty thick skin. I get it; politics ain’t beanbag.

                    As far as Dems being good people… there are some, but not most progressives. However, the problem with nice Dems is that they think with their hearts instead of their heads. And also, progressives have completely overrun the Dem Party since Hillary was defeated in the primaries. I’d entertain a “coffee summit”. 🙂 You can contact me at bjwilson_83@yahoo.com if you want. (That’s my junk email, so don’t any of you think you can get anything out of it.)

                    • nancycronknancycronk says:

                      I have a whole lot of progressive friends (progressive as in “moving forward”) who are calm, rational, compassionate, patriotic people. One out of a hundred seem to be over-the-top sometimes, but the vast majority are great people. I hope you’ll meet some, someday. I think you will be pleasantly surprised.

                      Not all fundamentalists/ social conservatives are racists. Not all liberals/progressives are flag-burners. We’ve got to tone down the rhetoric and have more dialogue.

                  • bjwilson83 says:

                    you want to talk about good people, you should meet Ken and Perry Buck. It’s pretty ballsy of you to claim that Dems are good people after what they did to him. The lies and propaganda that the gang of four fund in Colorado are just outrageous. Same thing with the smear campaign against Kevin Lundberg. Or take Sarah Palin. If you seriously want to defend the likes of Chris Matthews, Keith Olbermann, Bill maher, and Ed Schulz for the bile they spew, you have your priorities mixed up.

                    Tell you what, I’m going to see the premier of “The Undefeated” in Highlands Ranch on Thursday. How about you come see that movie with me and then we can talk about Palin and who are good people. I’ll even buy you a ticket and give you a ride.

                    • ROFLMAO!

                      Enjoy that cuppa joe, Nancy . . . (I’m thinking a “tall,” as opposed to a “vente,” should be plenty).

                      PS.  Libertad seems plently lonely, he (deservedly) get’s the shit beat out of him daily, and he keeps coming back for more . . . just sayin’.

                    • nancycronknancycronk says:

                      Sorry I didn’t check back within a few days, and missed your invitation to sit down face-to-face. I will email you.

                      I doubt I will ever agree that Sarah Palin is a sympathetic character, but I’m willing to listen to your point of view, and respectfully argue back. What the heck? I have relatives who share most of your views, too, and somehow, we get together a week each year and get along fine. Talk to you soon.

      • bjwilson83 says:

        I didn’t run against Carrillo, you fool. His resignation was the reason for the election.

  2. mev says:

    Looking at the bylaws (http://www.larimergop.org/images/stories/lccc_bylaws_2011.pdf) it looks like the President has a fair amount of powers including appointing the treasurer to be ratified by the Executive Board.

    However, the Chairman also has responsibilities including “the Chairman shall present the proposed budget for the following fiscal year no later than 30 days prior to the

    April Executive Board meeting at which time said proposed budget shall be submitted for approval”.

    That makes me wonder what was actually submitted as a budget in March 2010?  Most every budget I’ve seen lists previous and proposed income/expense for the organization.  Was it fraudulent or was it missing?  In either case what do other board members say about their responsibilities in this case?

  3. nancycronknancycronk says:

    Why would a person of Latino background be a Republican, anyway?

    Or a person of color?

    Or a Jew?

    Or a member of the GLBTQ community?

    Or someone who does not personally make more than $300,000 a year?

    Or someone who cares about the less vulnerable in our society (the poor, the elderly, people with learning disabilities, the chronically ill, etc.)

    I could go on all day….

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