HCC: Culture of Corruption

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    Trustees Robert Glaser (center) and Dave Wilson (right) speak with Chancellor Cesar Maldonado at a college event

    HCC probe results: more trustee transparency, control over trustee/employee talks

    A long-awaited list of recommendations designed to tighten the procurement rules of Houston Community College was presented to trustees last week. The proposals range...

    One year and $300,000 later, HCC procurement probe findings may be...

    It’s been nearly a year, it’s cost more than $300,000, and yet a promised report on the college’s potential procurement problems in the wake...
    HCC Trustee Dave Wilson

    HCC trustee files lawsuit seeking answers on alleged contract steering

    Houston Community College Trustee Dave Wilson has filed a lawsuit seeking answers about fellow trustees who he believes violated HCC bylaws by privately communicating...
    Chris Oliver

    Former inmate: Disgraced ex-HCC Trustee Chris Oliver is in no ‘Club...

    Today marks one month since disgraced former Houston Community College Trustee Chris Oliver was ordered to surrender to a minimum security federal prison in...
    HCC Wilson

    HCC Trustee files First Amendment, civil rights lawsuit against college, fellow...

    HOUSTON — Houston Community College Trustee Dave Wilson has filed a lawsuit against the college, claiming the board and the college violated his First Amendment...
    HCC furniture scandal

    Taxpayer-funded furniture for HCC sitting unused in Houston warehouse

    HOUSTON — Taxpayers footed the bill for “at least” hundreds of thousands of dollars in furniture that was earmarked for a Houston Community College campus,...

    HCC Trustee Wilson may face dressing-down from colleagues Thursday

    HOUSTON — Almost six months to the day when Houston Community College trustees voted to censure one of their own for taking bribes, those trustees...

    HCC Trustees debate campaign finance policy in wake of bribery scandal

    HOUSTON — In the wake of a bribery scandal, Houston Community College trustees discussed last week the possibility of tightening their campaign finance rules,...

    Judge asks: Is HCC a cesspool? Gives trustee who accepted bribes...

    HOUSTON — A long time Houston Community College trustee was sentenced in federal court to nearly six years behind bars Monday, after detailing that...
    HCC Trustee Adriana Tamez

    HCC trustee claim: Fellow trustee does not live in her district

    HOUSTON — A Houston Community College trustee on Thursday filed a complaint against a fellow trustee, claiming she lives outside of her district and that...
    Cesar Maldonado

    HCC trustee bribery fallout puts college system’s accreditation­ in question

    HOUSTON — The governing body that oversees the Houston Community College System is seeking “to determine if there is evidence of significant accreditation related issues,”...
    HCC ceremony saluting veterans

    Suspension lifted for HCC’s veterans program for enrolling new students

    HOUSTON — Houston Community College announced late Friday that it has resumed enrolling new students into its veterans program. The Texas Veterans Commission suspended...
    HCC Veterans Awards Dinner

    Houston Community College veterans program suspended for incoming students

    HOUSTON — The state Veterans Commission last week suspended Houston Community College’s eligibility to certify new veteran students enrolling in the college system for the...
    HCC Trustee Chris Oliver (left)

    Five months in, HCC leaders won’t put financial cap on Chris...

    HOUSTON — Houston Community College has hired a second attorney to assist in a college system-wide probe in the wake of the Trustee Chris Oliver...
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    Week in Review: Corruption tips, cold tap, clogged trial, and controversial...

    This week on The Texas Monitor: police experts announce the launch of Government Crime Stoppers, which offers rewards of up to $10,000 for information...
    Chris Oliver

    Is he singing like a bird? HCC trustee’s sentencing in bribery...

    HOUSTON — Houston Community College Trustee Chris Oliver’s sentencing for his guilty plea in a bribery scheme has been postponed, the second time that...
    Chancellor Cesar Maldonado with Trustee Chris Oliver

    Expenses, ethical questions multiply in rebooted HCC investigation

    HOUSTON — Less than three months after Houston Community College brought on special counsel to probe the way the college system hires vendors in the...
    Dave Wilson (second from right) with fellow trustees and HCC's Chancellor

    HCC trustee files second lawsuit against fellow board members

    HOUSTON — Houston Community College Trustee Dave Wilson on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against his fellow trustees alleging that the board chairwoman and the...
    Carolyn Evans-Shabazz

    Claim: HCC trustee manipulated ‘severely impaired’ addict, acquired her home

    HOUSTON — A Houston Community College trustee took advantage of a drug-addicted woman whose “physical and mental facilities were severely impaired” and convinced the...
    Chancellor Cesar Maldonado

    Trustee unveils HCC’s $100,000 salaries; files open meetings suit

    HOUSTON — At a time when one of the largest community colleges has been beset by a bribery scandal, the loss of its nursing...
    Attorney Keith Gross and HCC Trustee Dave Wilson

    HCC Trustee hires investigators to probe college

    HOUSTON — Houston Community College Trustee Dave Wilson said Thursday that he is hiring his own investigators to probe possible corruption at the college system,...
    Chris Oliver - The Red Flags of a Bribery Scheme

    Few raised questions about the many clues pointing to HCC Trustee’s...

    HOUSTON — For years, the rumors persistently followed Houston Community College Trustee Chris Oliver. That he was dirty. On the take. That he traded for...

    FBI bribery witness: I’m victim; expected nothing for $77,000

    HOUSTON — A bribery scandal that ensnared a Houston Community College trustee has led to the dismissal late Friday of city Public Works Director...

    HCC trustee bribe promise: $2,500 a month makes vendor a millionaire

    HOUSTON — Houston Community College Trustee Chris Oliver, whose guilty plea to a bribery scheme recently became public, said that for a few thousand dollars...
    HCC System Chancellor Cesar Maldonado

    HCC hires attorneys to probe vendor hires, finances after bribery scandal

    Houston Community College Chancellor Cesar Maldonado has moved on the hiring of special counsel to probe the way the college system hires vendors and...

    HCC trustees vote to censure Chris Oliver after bribery scandal

    HOUSTON — The Houston Community College's board of trustees voted Thursday evening to censure board member Chris Oliver in the wake of Oliver’s guilty...

    HCC trustee’s bribery scheme linked to Houston City Hall

    HOUSTON — In the wake of Houston Community College trustees announcing they will vote Thursday on censuring trustee Christopher Oliver after his guilty plea...

    HCC Trustee pleads guilty in $90,000 bribery scheme

    HOUSTON -- A Houston Community College trustee pleaded guilty to a federal bribery charge, just-unsealed federal documents show. HCC trustee Chris Oliver was arrested in...