First the State Senate decided to investigate the Mamtek scandal, and now they’re not alone.
Another Missouri legislative committee plans to review the state's involvement with a Moberly Business deal that has fallen through.
The House Interim Committee on Government Oversight and Accountability plans to investigate the deal involving Mamtek U.S. Inc., which has halted work on a factory that was to produce an artificial sweetener. […]
[T]he panel will review the role of the Missouri Department of Economic Development to see if any mistakes were made.
I wonder if they’ll end up finding any “mistakes”.
Possibly fake Chinese company with no noticeable presence in China? Check. CEO from Beverly Hills with hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid civil and federal judgments against him? Check. “Businessmen” that plan to raise their portion of the funds by essentially selling visas to rich Chinese families? Check.
Complete failure to look into any of this before spearheading a $60 million project? Check.
The Department of Economic Development was the precipice of this impressively intricate long con, and they walked right in to the trap. This was the political equivalent of “I’ll give you something sweet if you get into my van.”
Scratch that, this basically was “I’ll give you something sweet if you get into my van.” Only it was sweetener instead of candy the van had a $60 million cover at the door, just for the privilege of being violated.
They’ll either find “mistakes” or it’ll be a whitewash.
There’s really no middle ground.