Monday, March 18, 2013

Plagiarism is just all right with Anaheim’s Brandman

Jordan Brandman's $24,000 Wiki-Report (Voice of OC)
     An entire section of a government draft report prepared by Anaheim City Councilman Jordan Brandman while he was campaigning for his council seat last year appears to largely have been copied from the Wikipedia entry on Orange County, a Voice of OC review of the report has found.
     The revelation about the copy-and-paste job in the the report prepared for the county clerk-recorder's office – for which Brandman has so far been paid $24,000 – adds to growing questions about his consulting contract and work product, with two county supervisors alleging last week that the councilman was inappropriately compensated for work he didn't finish….[continued....]

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The return of the curious "Shooting Star" saga

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