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it passed through a House panel today needs to clear

today needs to clear2 more panels before can get to

2 more panels before can get to a full House vote.

2 more panels before can get to a full House vote. >> Covering the je a scandal

a full House vote. >> Covering the je a scandal where thousands of pages of

>> Covering the je a scandal where thousands of pages of documents were released today

where thousands of pages of documents were released today they come from the city lawyers

documents were released today they come from the city lawyers as they investigate whether to

they come from the city lawyers as they investigate whether to fire former CEO earns on with

as they investigate whether to fire former CEO earns on with cause. There are transcripts of

fire former CEO earns on with cause. There are transcripts of the formal interviews of

cause. There are transcripts of the formal interviews of witnesses and they collude

the formal interviews of witnesses and they collude much if not all of the jta

witnesses and they collude much if not all of the jta senior leadership team this for

much if not all of the jta senior leadership team this for instance, the sworn statement

senior leadership team this for instance, the sworn statement of Herschel viniar ges chief

instance, the sworn statement of Herschel viniar ges chief administrative officer lawyers

of Herschel viniar ges chief administrative officer lawyers including the Office of

administrative officer lawyers including the Office of Inspector general quiz, the

including the Office of Inspector general quiz, the former EPA secretary for the

Inspector general quiz, the former EPA secretary for the state of Florida mostly about

former EPA secretary for the state of Florida mostly about his knowledge and potential

state of Florida mostly about his knowledge and potential involvement

his knowledge and potential involvement in the performance unit plan in

involvement in the performance unit plan in the contracts of executives

in the performance unit plan in the contracts of executives with sizable

the contracts of executives with sizable severance packages the most

with sizable severance packages the most interesting sections from all

severance packages the most interesting sections from all the transcripts though concern

interesting sections from all the transcripts though concern the interview was

the transcripts though concern the interview was on himself.

the interview was on himself. >> Last fall members of jta in

on himself. >> Last fall members of jta in the negotiating team hosted a

>> Last fall members of jta in the negotiating team hosted a meeting with each of the

the negotiating team hosted a meeting with each of the bidders for the public utility,

meeting with each of the bidders for the public utility, those meetings were in

bidders for the public utility, those meetings were in Jacksonville but Atlanta.

those meetings were in Jacksonville but Atlanta. Heres how Zhan described

Jacksonville but Atlanta. Heres how Zhan described attending the question so when

Heres how Zhan described attending the question so when you travel to Atlanta did you

attending the question so when you travel to Atlanta did you have the board chairs approval

you travel to Atlanta did you have the board chairs approval Zhan know

have the board chairs approval Zhan know and the jta board chair able

Zhan know and the jta board chair able green actually explicitly

and the jta board chair able green actually explicitly wanted me not to go. Do you

green actually explicitly wanted me not to go. Do you know why Zhan she was in

wanted me not to go. Do you know why Zhan she was in hysterics moment worried about

know why Zhan she was in hysterics moment worried about public perception question

hysterics moment worried about public perception question and did she tell you that you

public perception question and did she tell you that you shouldnt go and it wasnt

and did she tell you that you shouldnt go and it wasnt approved Zhan she demanded that

shouldnt go and it wasnt approved Zhan she demanded that I not go and I said Im being

approved Zhan she demanded that I not go and I said Im being instructed by the negotiating

I not go and I said Im being instructed by the negotiating team to go.

instructed by the negotiating team to go. And when it comes that

team to go. And when it comes that lucrative incentive plans on

And when it comes that lucrative incentive plans on response to news that the

lucrative incentive plans on response to news that the Office of general counsel found

response to news that the Office of general counsel found ges upper management would

Office of general counsel found ges upper management would benefit more then the rank and

ges upper management would benefit more then the rank and file employees, he told the

benefit more then the rank and file employees, he told the lawyers he wasnt aware of that

file employees, he told the lawyers he wasnt aware of that the question

lawyers he wasnt aware of that the question were you aware that it was

the question were you aware that it was being discussed among the

were you aware that it was being discussed among the people developing the plan that

being discussed among the people developing the plan that management would be entitled to

people developing the plan that management would be entitled to a larger share, the units and

management would be entitled to a larger share, the units and civil Service employees is on.

a larger share, the units and civil Service employees is on. I was not aware that that who

civil Service employees is on. I was not aware that that who discussed it that would be news

I was not aware that that who discussed it that would be news to me ultimately that decision

discussed it that would be news to me ultimately that decision was in the hands of the plan

to me ultimately that decision was in the hands of the plan administrator. Later though he

was in the hands of the plan administrator. Later though he says I acknowledge talking

administrator. Later though he says I acknowledge talking about the pop the performance

says I acknowledge talking about the pop the performance unit plan and acknowledge that

about the pop the performance unit plan and acknowledge that was a missed by the whole team,

unit plan and acknowledge that was a missed by the whole team, hes speaking specifically

was a missed by the whole team, hes speaking specifically about the fact there was no cap

hes speaking specifically about the fact there was no cap to the return someone could get

about the fact there was no cap to the return someone could get on the

to the return someone could get on the incentive units under the

on the incentive units under the proposal executives could have

incentive units under the proposal executives could have earned up to 40% of their

proposal executives could have earned up to 40% of their salary for participating in the

earned up to 40% of their salary for participating in the pop while directors could earn

salary for participating in the pop while directors could earn 5%.

pop while directors could earn 5%. Zhan said other top leadership

5%. Zhan said other top leadership wanted as many units as they

Zhan said other top leadership wanted as many units as they could get including Melissa

wanted as many units as they could get including Melissa Dykes Ryan Wanamaker Herschel

could get including Melissa Dykes Ryan Wanamaker Herschel Vineyard and others

Dykes Ryan Wanamaker Herschel Vineyard and others Zhan said others were involved

Vineyard and others Zhan said others were involved in the process of creating in

Zhan said others were involved in the process of creating in fine tuning the pop

in the process of creating in fine tuning the pop Zhan said he doesnt have all

fine tuning the pop Zhan said he doesnt have all jta related text messages

Zhan said he doesnt have all jta related text messages because they deleted after 30

jta related text messages because they deleted after 30 days. He says due to a standard

because they deleted after 30 days. He says due to a standard setting on the phone.

days. He says due to a standard setting on the phone. And one of the questions from

setting on the phone. And one of the questions from media concerning that bonus

And one of the questions from media concerning that bonus plan has been who would benefit

media concerning that bonus plan has been who would benefit from it was on told lawyers

plan has been who would benefit from it was on told lawyers that yes he was planning to

from it was on told lawyers that yes he was planning to participate if the planned move

that yes he was planning to participate if the planned move forward Zhan announced in

participate if the planned move forward Zhan announced in November though that he would

The Description of JEA sworn statements released