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BREAKING NEWS!!! SKOUFIS STATEMENT ON "LANGDON CHAPMAN'S CORRUPT DEALINGS"





“Since news broke of the county's questionable information technology contract, sources inside Orange County government have confirmed with me that the contract was a no-bid contract. This brazen effort to enrich Langdon Chapman’s family is a corrupt, taxpayer-funded betrayal of my constituents. In light of the highly unethical, potentially criminal allegations he faces, Mr.

Chapman - and anyone complicit in this no-bid scheme - must immediately resign. Regardless of what title he holds - currently Human Resources Commissioner and formerly County Attorney.


Mr. Chapman is well known as the individual who runs the day-to-day operations of Orange County government; he makes nearly $200,000 annually.

“I cannot and will not tolerate corruption festering right in our own backyard. Orange County residents have entrusted local officials with their hard-earned tax dollars and they deserve nothing less than the highest standard of ethical conduct from those in positions of power.


Langdon Chapman must immediately resign.”



SKOUFIS HAS SINCE DIVULGED THAT A WHISTLEBLOWER AT THE COUNTY LEGISLATURE CONFIRMED PERSONAL KNOWLEDGE THAT CHAPMAN HIMSELF HAD SELECTED HIS BROTHER-IN-LAW AS HE NEW IT DIRECTOR. IN HIS CURRENT POSITION CHAPMAN EARNS $200,000/YEAR.


BACKGROUND: Earlier this week, Mid-Hudson News reported the following: after 3 Orange County Legislators requested an investigation upon learning that the new IT Director was related to Chapman:


Late Tuesday, County Attorney Rick Golden said, “The procurement of the contract was in full compliance with all applicable State and County laws and is entirely proper. The related Department Head had absolutely no involvement in the review of the quotes received or in the selection of Star CIO as the successful quote.”

The three lawmakers requested the documentation, which they have not received.

They requested:

  • The competitive bid or request for proposal (RFP) for Chief Information Officer services issued by the County

  • The executed contract, with related approvals, between Star CIO and Orange County

  • A complete record of invoices, with related approvals, issued to the County from Star CIO

  • A complete record of all payments made by the County to Star CIO

Golden also said, “The document request is broad, and the documents requested are being compiled to send to the Legislature as soon as they are ready.”

Ramos said they have been unable to find a bid or request for proposal for procurement of the contract and they question whether Star CIO was a sole or single source business.


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