Letters to the Editor (12/26/2012)
Co-op trustee did not share meeting tape
Your report (Judge orders co-op to release addresses, Dec. 19, 2012) repeats the false charge that I “released recorded confidential information to the SEC Reform Group.”
That is not the case. On the advice of my attorney, I wore a live voice recorder on my person in self defense, every time I attended a board meeting and on many visits to the co-op, because I suspected that management and the board were trying to frame me for some form of sexual and ethnic discrimination. My purpose was to have a record of what I said and what was said to me on any occasion when dealing with the board or management. Co-op attorneys were told about my purpose in a letter from May, 2012, drafted by my attorney.
I was required by the insurance company appointed attorneys defending the SEC and me, in suits brought by two former SEC employees, to provide four recordings from which all executive sessions and attorney, client privileged discussions were redacted (erased) by the attorneys. Those items and others are in the custody of those attorneys and the court.
Any release of the information contained in them will be decided by the court. As far as I am concerned, I am not the source of disclosure of anything discussed in any properly called and conducted executive sessions. No one has produced any evidence to the contrary.
The numerous uninvestigated censures of me, all without due process, seem to be meant to defame, intimidate and humiliate me. The yet unrevealed contents of recordings passively made in self defense and in contemplation of litigation, should be of no concern to those who have nothing to hide. But for those who refuse to obey the bylaws and the court order resulting from the board’s suit of all the member-owners, it may be.
Charlie Wagner, SEC Trustee