Wednesday, June 07, 2006

FBI Agent Reveals Phone Contact Between Adelman, DOA

On the day that the Department of Administration notified bidders that the travel contract would move to a "best and final offer" stage, four phone calls were exchanged between Adelman Travel and Department of Administration officials, according to a phone log gathered by the FBI.

FBI agent Terry Sparacino discovered in the investigation that a call was made on March 10, 2005 from Adelman offices to the office of DOA purchasing official David Webb. Webb was also overseeing the evaluation committee and the best and final bid procedure. The call came in at 5:30 p.m. and lasted nearly six minutes, according to Sparacino.

The next morning at 10 a.m., a call was made from the DOA secretary's office to the Adelman office, lasting three minutes. At 11:14 a.m., a 39-second call from Adelman was made to the secretary's office.

Then, at 11:22 a.m., a call was made again from the secretary's office to Adelman. This one lasted seven minutes.

Biskupic said there was no record turned up of calls between DOA and Omega.

On March 30, Webb notified the committee members that Adelman had won the contract.

Biskupic also entered into the record an exhibit detailing the bonus Thompson received on June 10, 2005.

He went on to display an invitation to Adelman Travel's 20th Anniversary celebration on July 20, 2005. The invite touts Gov. Jim Doyle as a featured guest speaker.

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