Archive for January 20th, 2014

Brownsville ISD Lawsuit Points To Alleged Insurance Purchasing Irregularities

Monday, January 20th, 2014


“……in July 2011 insurance agents and BISD employees complained to the board about the process used to select insurance vendors……….They voiced their concerns that the selection and awarding contracts to vendors were not handled properly and fairly because Escobedo had a personal relationship with Joe Salazar, an insurance agent, and after the passing of Johnny Cavazos, he had managed to gain control over BISD’s insurance contracts. Escobedo also had close ties with Kent Whittemore, and Whittemore helped select the insurance companies, all of which went to Joe Salazar.” On several occasions afterward, Longoria saw Whittemore dining with Salazar, the suit says. Whittemore said he has retained counsel to fight the allegations, which he said are without merit…………………”