- Westphalia project to get another look
- MESSAGE FROM THE WASHINGTON POST OMBUDSMAN---The Post forgets to be local
Washington Plaza is adjacent to, and partly surrounded by, the Westphalia project area.
Mrs. Jacobs' husband, David, was a registered lobbyist for Patrick Ricker's company, as well as for the county government and the firefighters union. Mr. Jacobs and his associations with various suspect develpors were apparently part of the the FBI county corruption investigations. For example, a 15 Sep 2008 Post report listed a number of persons whose houses were raided by the FBI, including:
- Daniel Colton, now awaiting sentencing
- Karl L. Granzow, Jr., recently sentenced
- David Jacobs
- Patrick Ricker
- and others
The Post makes a big thing of the supposed firewall between the news and editorial groups, but I can't help wondering whether their endorsement of Mrs. Jacobs was influenced by incomplete knowledge due to the lack of Post news coverage of potential conflicts of interest, or if the lack of coverage was intended to avoid conflict with the endorsement.
Here are a few links:
- https://lobby.ethics.state.md.us/print/registration_print.cfm?regID=15807 - Cached
- I hereby certify that the information contained herein is correct and that David Jacobs (name of lobbyist) is authorized to act on behalf of Ricker Brothers Realty ...
- statter911.com/?feb_network_search_context=blog&s... - Cached
- Oct 3, 2012 Former PGFD Lt. Col. Karl Granzow Jr. gets 18 months in prison ... The sentencing for Pat Ricker is scheduled for Friday. ..... The Washington Post reports a lobbyist for the county council, David Jacobs, has also ... From the late 1990s until 2001, David Jacobs ran the Prince George's County Office of Emergency Preparedness (OEP). At the same time, Karl Granzow was assigned by the fire department to work with Jacobs.... [Includes links to several other Statter reports]
- www.firefightingnews.com/article-us.cfm?articleID=54573 - Cached
- Sep 15, 2008 ... According to sources, the home of developer Patrick Ricker was also searched. ... Saturday's raids include lobbyist Michael Arrington, Office of Finance Director J. ... From the late 1990s until 2001, David Jacobs ran the Prince ...
- pgd9politico.wordpress.com/.../the-wide-reach-of-corruption-in-prince-georges-county-ties-into-pgcps/ - Cached
- Dec 14, 2011 ... A quick look at the campaign contributions by Ricker Brothers… ... was a registered lobbyist for Ricker Brothers around the same time (November ... In a further twist, David Jacobs stepped down from that position to become a ...
- twitter.com/pgpolitics/status/253450052297711616 - Cached
- Oct 3, 2012 ... Note David Jacobs husb of BOE chair was lobbyist for Ricker & mentioned in 2008 search subpoenas http://is.gd/PUYK55 http://is.gd/JcMaJq ...
- pgcpsmess.wordpress.com/.../arrogant-boe-chair-finally-cornered-with-corruption/ -
- Apr 6, 2012 ... According to the Post, the Ricker Brothers developed the Westphalia Project and Washington Plaza. David Jacobs was their lobbyist at the time ...
- www.greenbeltnewsreview.com/issues/GNR20080918.pdf - Cached
- Sep 18, 2008 ... several lobbyists and developers, including ... David Jacobs, who has worked as a lobbyist for the ... information on Patrick Ricker, a prominent ...