Foreclosurepedia filed, perhaps, the first Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request upon President elect Donald Trump late last week. The FOIA was served upon the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) with respect to the fact that John Bravacos, a former Philadelphia HOC Director, was both upon the Trump HUD Transition Team as well as representing multiple parties currently engaging upon the HUD Management and Marketing (M&M) Field Service Manager (FSM) 3.10 Contract. Currently, our FOIA is working its way up through to HUD Headquarters in Washington, DC. Information, thus far, has been that in at least one meeting with HUD Headquarters Office of the Chief Procurement Officer (OCPO), Bravacos recused himself. What is unknown, currently and we hope that the FOIA will answer, is how many meetings have transpired and whether or not Bravacos both recused himself from any other meetings or from any pertaining to that of the SF Housing programs.
The tentacles of the Trump Administration, even before entering the White House, are setting off alarm bells everywhere. While early on I somewhat supported Trump’s Bull in a China Shop approach, fact of the matter is that potentially Trump and his minions like John Bravacos, pose a clear and present danger to democracy. Bravacos whom provided insider information to Milan Thompson, ASONS Chief Executive Officer, with respect to an ongoing inquiry upon Bravacos’ client, CWIS, is the epitome of Rigging the System.
It is not that far of a reach to say that the loss of Bravacos’ father could be connected to what appears to me to be unethical behavior. Bravacos refusing to remove himself from representing upon the potential of multi billion dollar deals pertaining to the HUD M&M FSM 3.10 tends to demonstrate a lack of restraint and obvious violation of Canons of Ethics as a lawyer. Nothing new, though. Bravacos’ current client, CWIS, was the target of an ongoing HUD Office of the Inspector General (OIG) investigation which had multimillion dollar implications and recently agreed to pay nearly One Hundred Thousand Dollars, alone, to native Puerto Rican Billy Maysonet.
The tragic byline is that Bravacos has brought a stain to his former colleagues at HUD. No way around it. No matter how the contracts play out, the stigma of Pay to Play will forever now be attached to everyone within HUD. It goes to show that now, more than ever, #Hacktivism needs to play a role in outing those whom feel that money may buy everything.
In all cases, the common denominator is that the National Association of Mortgage Field Services (NAMFS) is involved. A simple search of my website or the internet will reveal that the nearly bankrupt trade association has overseen the largest defraudment of Minority Females and Labor in the history of the Mortgage Field Services Industry. To sum it up best, here is a picture sent to us earlier today and located here, which is truly what Bravacos is about,