Apparently there is a huge outcry coming from Burnin’ Vernon.
Since there seems to be confusion, allow me to cut and paste directly from the SBA website with regard to their findings and the conclusion of terminating Vernon Parker from doing business with them in the future.
Why is this important? Because he wants us to trust him with our Arizona TAX DOLLARS! How can he be an appropriate public servant and elected official if the SBA doesn’t really trust him?
From the SBA report:
For these reasons, the SBA’s conclusion that Mr. Parker falsely responded that he was not a federal employee in his 8(a) program application was rational and based on the facts in the record. I find no clear error of judgment in the SBA’s determination. Further, the SBA’s determination that it had good cause to terminate Petitioner from the 8(a) program because of that false response was reasonable and not arbitrary, capricious, or contrary to law.
Because I have sustained the SBA’s termination on one of the grounds alleged, it is not necessary to review the allegations of lack of business integrity. See Matter of Blind Detective Agency, SBA No. BDP-163 at 8 (2001).
Accordingly, I agree with the SBA and conclude the SBA’s decision to terminate Petitioner from the 8(a) program is supported in the record, reasonable, and not arbitrary, capricious, or contrary to law.
Respondent Small Business Administration’s decision to terminate Petitioner from the 8(a) program is NOT ARBITRARY, CAPRICIOUS, OR CONTRARY TO LAW. See 15 U.S.C. § 637(a)(9)(C); 13 C.F.R. § 134.406(b).
Subject to 13 C.F.R. § 134.409(c), this is the final decision of the Small Business Administration. See 15 U.S.C. § 637(a)(9)(D); 13 C.F.R. § 134.409(a).
RICHARD S. ARKOW
Administrative Law Judge
Just in from Burnin’ Vernon for Congress campaign desk in a letter they sent out dated April 16, 2012:
Now, sadly the Arizona Republic has joined them. …. The Republic then went on to dredge up and inaccurately “report” on one of the most painful chapter’s in my life. Employees at the SBA spurred on by a liberal member of Congress made knowingly false accusations against me in an incredible abuse of government power. I fought, and continue to fight them. Former U.S. Attorney Paul Charlton had this to say after reading the Republic’s story:
“The Republic article of April 14 regarding Vernon Parker and the SBA was misleading and inaccurate. Vernon took on the SBA, after the SBA made a number of false allegations against him. He then sued the SBA for those false allegations. The District Court dismissed the suit for jurisdictional reasons, and we have appealed that decision to the US Court of Appeals. Vernon was at all times honest and forthright with the SBA. The SBA maligned Vernon and lied about his actions. That is why we brought suit; that is why the issue is still on appeal.”
It’s simple, Vernon. Provide the public with the Appeals Case No. so everyone will know where you stand. But make no mistake….we know the SBA’s decision STILL STANDS until the decision is overturned. READ FULL CONCLUSION HERE.