TEXAS TECH DESTROYS RECORDS IN LEACH INVESTIGATION AND HOMETOWN DA DOESN’T CARE
The Lubbock County District Attorney is K. Sunshine Stanek. Guess she forgot what her middle name means when it comes to transparency.
On Monday, February 4, 2019, Dolcefino Consulting filed a formal criminal complaint against Texas Tech University. We know they have destroyed important records involving the firing of Coach Mike Leach.
They’ve admitted it. Within 48 hours, the Lubbock County District Attorney told us they weren’t going to investigate.
What a shock.
Fans and alumni deserve to know the whole story why Mike Leach was fired as Head Coach of the Texas Tech Red Raiders football team just days after the winningest season in school history. Unfortunately, Red Raiders nation may never get the opportunity to learn the whole story.
In late 2017, Dolcefino Consulting found emails revealing the university had a trove of communications about Leach on a shared computer file. When we asked to see the file, 23 days after we had filed a lawsuit, Texas Tech told us a cache of documents were gone.
“Unfortunately, there is not sufficient evidence to support a criminal case at this time,” the Lubbock DA’s Office wrote Dolcefino Consulting. “Specifically, assuming that documents were concealed or destroyed, there does not appear to be any evidence that Ronny Wall is the person who actually concealed or destroyed said documents. As a result, we will not be able to proceed with a criminal prosecution at this time.”
Ronny Wall is a Senior Associate General Counsel at Texas Tech and the custodian of public records. That’s why he was named in the complaint. Of course, if the Lubbock District Attorney read the law, they would know that.
“Texas Tech leaders are serial hiders of public information. It is disappointing that The Lubbock County DA doesn’t care that a taxpayer-funded institution ignores the public right to know,” says Wayne Dolcefino, President of Dolcefino Consulting.
Donors, parents, students and fans of Red Raider football have a right to know why Texas Tech officials fired Leach and cheated him out of $2.5 million owed in pay. Supporters of the coach believe the university has suffered the Curse of the Pirate ever since then.
Leach was named one of the American Football Coaches Association’s 2018 National Coach of the Year recipient for his dramatic winning season at Washington State. Tech has another new coach after another bad football season.
Tech continues to fight to keep other Leach records secret, along with documents detailing sexual assaults and harassment on campus. Dolcefino Consulting plans to seek sworn testimony from Tech officials soon.
Hard not to notice where Sunshine learned about the law. Texas Tech. Class of 2000. The same place where all the Appeals Court judges that have heard Tech’s fight to keep secrets went to school.
What a surprise.
If you need additional information, please contact Dolcefino Consulting at 713-360-6911 or www.dolcefino.com.