Recently the Hartford Schools terminated their Director of Financial Management Joanna Laiscell after a prolonged suspension. The allegations against Laiscell, according to a termination letter sent by Hartford Superintendent of Schools Leslie Torres-Rodriguez The charges included fraudulently maintaining her ex husband on the Hartford Schools Health Insurance plan, you can read that letter below.
One of the more troubling aspects mentioned in the termination is the issue of the "320 dependents" that may be removed from the insurance plan as a result of the Audit.
If there are actually 320 people being insured by the Hartford Schools for health insurance they may not be entitled to, then why is Joanna Laiscell apparently the only target of the investigation. Why aren't the others being pursued or was it just an effort to remove Laiscell, for whatever reason the Superintendent wanted.
The audit report from the Forensic Auditors report seems not to mention anyone else other than Laiscell and the directive from the beginning seemed to only want to focus on Laiscell. Why? Is the money for the other 320 not important enough to look at?
If Laiscell was wrong, fine, she deserves whatever she gets, but can we really ignore any other potential wrongdoing? In the report below, it is clearly stated that their charge was "specific to Joanna Laiscell" and no one else was even looked at out of the 320 other alleged incidents.
More documents are pending under an FOI request and I am sure more layers of the onion will be peeled back soon
Forensic Accounting Services Report (1) by on ScribdTermination Letter - Joanna Laiscell HPS 7-12-2018 by Kevin Brookman on Scribd