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Richard Eckstrom: Still Slacking

Two months ago this website exclusively reported that S.C. Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom – whose disastrously hypocritical personal life makes frequent headlines – was three-and-a-half months late (and $150,000 over budget) in submitting the state of South Carolina’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for FY 2011-12. The CAFR – used by rating agencies,…

Two months ago this website exclusively reported that S.C. Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom – whose disastrously hypocritical personal life makes frequent headlines – was three-and-a-half months late (and $150,000 over budget) in submitting the state of South Carolina’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for FY 2011-12.

The CAFR – used by rating agencies, financial underwriters and buyers of the state’s bonds – was due no later than December 31, 2012. As we noted in our previous report, its unprecedented delay is raising all sorts of red flags.

“A delay of this length is unprecedented and is absorbing many resources from the Comptroller’s Office, the Budget and Control Board and outside (expensive) accounting firms,” a source familiar with the situation tells FITS.

Well guess what … Eckstrom’s report is now five-and-a-half months late.

This is astounding. And totally inexcusable.

Seriously … the production of this report is literally one of the only core responsibilities of Eckstrom’s office. Yet while it continues to languish in limbo, Eckstrom – a top ally of S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley – has been busily making fundraising calls for his 2014 reelection campaign at S.C. Republican Party (SCGOP) headquarters. Oh … and unconstitutionally holding another government office at another scandal-ridden state agency.

In addition to other endeavors …

Whatever the reason for this delay, Eckstrom needs to get off his ass and do his job. Taxpayers shell out more than $90,000 annually (not counting health insurance, a state subsidized vehicle and travel costs) on him – the very least he could do is what the law requires of him.

Also we’re told this delay is likely to have a domino effect moving forward.

“The ‘closing of the books’ for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013 will probably be delayed, or at best ‘hurried,'” a source familiar with the status of the report tells FITS. ” “Either way is spells important work not carefully performed.”

Weak …

Do your damn job, Richard Eckstrom. Do your damn job.

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46 comments

Creeper May 16, 2013 at 8:38 am

He’s got those crazy titties to play with though.

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Smirks May 16, 2013 at 10:00 am

Write report, play with titties… Decisions, decisions!

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shifty henry May 16, 2013 at 11:02 am

Smirks, you just wanted me to post this for you, didn’t ya’? Well, have a GREAT day! (and that really is a teeny- tiny button, isn’t it?)

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9" May 16, 2013 at 4:48 pm

you mean,these?

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Squishy123 May 16, 2013 at 7:34 pm

Self portrait? 9″ mantits?

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Squishy123 May 16, 2013 at 7:34 pm

I bet those nipples when hard are the size of your thumb.

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Creeper May 16, 2013 at 8:38 am

He’s got those crazy titties to play with though.

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Smirks May 16, 2013 at 10:00 am

Write report, play with titties… Decisions, decisions!

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shifty henry May 16, 2013 at 11:02 am

Smirks, you just wanted me to post this for you, didn’t ya’? Well, have a GREAT day! (and that really is a teeny- tiny button, isn’t it?)

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9" May 16, 2013 at 4:48 pm

you mean,these?

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Squishy123 May 16, 2013 at 7:34 pm

Self portrait? 9″ mantits?

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Squishy123 May 16, 2013 at 7:34 pm

I bet those nipples when hard are the size of your thumb.

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Frank Pytel May 16, 2013 at 8:52 am

Albeit small, there is a silver lining. Maybe it will push up interest rates enough to put Queen Nimrata on the hook again.

Have a Great Day!! :) There won’t be many left with the Demlicans and Republicrats in charge.

Frank Pytel

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Frank Pytel May 16, 2013 at 8:52 am

Albeit small, there is a silver lining. Maybe it will push up interest rates enough to put Queen Nimrata on the hook again.

Have a Great Day!! :) There won’t be many left with the Demlicans and Republicrats in charge.

Frank Pytel

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Nanaksar May 16, 2013 at 9:51 am

This is not accidental. Dick is a puppet, but who is the puppet master?

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shifty henry May 16, 2013 at 10:57 am

make that “masters” ………..

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Nanaksar May 16, 2013 at 9:51 am

This is not accidental. Dick is a puppet, but who is the puppet master?

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shifty henry May 16, 2013 at 10:57 am

make that “masters” ………..

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Cash2 May 16, 2013 at 9:53 am

Will this affect the Boeing bonds and the new highway construction bonds?

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Cash2 May 16, 2013 at 9:53 am

Will this affect the Boeing bonds and the new highway construction bonds?

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Philip Branton May 16, 2013 at 9:54 am

Really Mr. Folks….really..?? “..Whatever the reason for this delay, Eckstrom needs to get off his ass and do his job. …”

Mr Folks, do you know how many admin personnel support Mr. Eckstrom..?? DO YOU….??

Do you know how to contact these fine tax payer paid civilian employees..??

Mr. Folks…….do you really think that these employees can not get a budget or expenditure report generated in less than 5 hours..??

Mr Folks…….how long did it take you to write this drivel…???

We find it astounding that it took you 5 months to report this late information by Richard you ….ninny…!!!! (Fist Poundz)

Mr. Folks….do you really want to support our troops or NOT..!!!? Is this the type of info that you support your wife and kids with..??

Wil…..you can and MUST do better than this..!!! Matter of fact, this makes you look worse than RIchard Eckstrom….!!!!!! Any admin support personnel that works for Richard would tell everyone that….!!!!

So…..Mr. Folks…….just exactly what would you have YOUR army do to send Richard and Hugh Leather-boy a message…?? Can you tell us THAT..??

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9" May 16, 2013 at 6:57 pm

You’re really good at asking questions,and therefore ,the answers is:’just because’.

Have a Great Day!! :) There won’t be many left with the Demlicans and Republicrats in charge.

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Philip Branton May 16, 2013 at 9:54 am

Really Mr. Folks….really..?? “..Whatever the reason for this delay, Eckstrom needs to get off his ass and do his job. …”

Mr Folks, do you know how many admin personnel support Mr. Eckstrom..?? DO YOU….??

Do you know how to contact these fine tax payer paid civilian employees..??

Mr. Folks…….do you really think that these employees can not get a budget or expenditure report generated in less than 5 hours..??

Mr Folks…….how long did it take you to write this drivel…???

We find it astounding that it took you 5 months to report this late information by Richard you ….ninny…!!!! (Fist Poundz)

Mr. Folks….do you really want to support our troops or NOT..!!!? Is this the type of info that you support your wife and kids with..??

Wil…..you can and MUST do better than this..!!! Matter of fact, this makes you look worse than RIchard Eckstrom….!!!!!! Any admin support personnel that works for Richard would tell everyone that….!!!!

So…..Mr. Folks…….just exactly what would you have YOUR army do to send Richard and Hugh Leather-boy a message…?? Can you tell us THAT..??

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9" May 16, 2013 at 6:57 pm

You’re really good at asking questions,and therefore ,the answers is:’just because’.

Have a Great Day!! :) There won’t be many left with the Demlicans and Republicrats in charge.

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Philip Branton May 16, 2013 at 10:03 am

Dear Glenn McConnell……….

Considering that YOU lead the office of the “old Folks”, how many senior citizens are going to DIE before Richard Eckstrom delivers the reports that their tax dollars has PAID for..??

Glenn McConnell………you re-tard..!! ….you re-tread…!! It is clearly evident that by the sounds of this article that Wil Folks has not asked you enough questions concerning the reporting efficiency of the Nikki Haley administration..!!

Glenn….we wonder if Wil were to ask YOU how long it would take for you to generate a report what your response would be…!!???

Glenn do you not think that Richard Eckstrom would make a great member of the Board of Governors for SC State University…?? Maybe Richard would get DOT grant fund reporting to take decades instead of years…!!!

Glenn……..we would love to see a report on our 900 million BOEING funds…!!

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Philip Branton May 16, 2013 at 10:03 am

Dear Glenn McConnell……….

Considering that YOU lead the office of the “old Folks”, how many senior citizens are going to DIE before Richard Eckstrom delivers the reports that their tax dollars has PAID for..??

Glenn McConnell………you re-tard..!! ….you re-tread…!! It is clearly evident that by the sounds of this article that Wil Folks has not asked you enough questions concerning the reporting efficiency of the Nikki Haley administration..!!

Glenn….we wonder if Wil were to ask YOU how long it would take for you to generate a report what your response would be…!!???

Glenn do you not think that Richard Eckstrom would make a great member of the Board of Governors for SC State University…?? Maybe Richard would get DOT grant fund reporting to take decades instead of years…!!!

Glenn……..we would love to see a report on our 900 million BOEING funds…!!

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8.5 May 16, 2013 at 10:04 am

There is a pattern here. South Carolina government does not want anyone knowing what they are doing. I bet this delay is by design. Hiding stuff is getting harder and harder to do and dumping all this information late and at the close of the NEXT year is suspicious.

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8.5 May 16, 2013 at 10:04 am

There is a pattern here. South Carolina government does not want anyone knowing what they are doing. I bet this delay is by design. Hiding stuff is getting harder and harder to do and dumping all this information late and at the close of the NEXT year is suspicious.

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James May 16, 2013 at 10:16 am

Does this crap ever end? Why the hell can’t we get our act together. It is accounting not brain surgery.

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Frank May 16, 2013 at 11:08 am

As a banker I can assure you that this is not good news for SC or any of the political subdivisions that rely on the credit of SC.

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Squishy123 May 16, 2013 at 7:35 pm

Being a bank teller really isn’t a “banker”.

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James May 16, 2013 at 10:16 am

Does this crap ever end? Why the hell can’t we get our act together. It is accounting not brain surgery.

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Frank May 16, 2013 at 11:08 am

As a banker I can assure you that this is not good news for SC or any of the political subdivisions that rely on the credit of SC.

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Squishy123 May 16, 2013 at 7:35 pm

Being a bank teller really isn’t a “banker”.

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TheCoast May 16, 2013 at 1:48 pm

Someone might want to ask if the failure to provide the report is because the CG’s office can’t get the information out of SCEIS. Remember SCEIS – the disaster of an accounting system that has cost this state millions of dollars. The system that has never really worked for the agencies using it.

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The Dome May 16, 2013 at 8:08 pm

SEIS was EEECK-strom’s baby! It has been a worthless bottomless pit. The B&C Bd. even transferred money from other needed programs to appease EEECK-strom and try to save the job of the Board’s Executive director.

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TheCoast May 16, 2013 at 1:48 pm

Someone might want to ask if the failure to provide the report is because the CG’s office can’t get the information out of SCEIS. Remember SCEIS – the disaster of an accounting system that has cost this state millions of dollars. The system that has never really worked for the agencies using it.

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The Dome May 16, 2013 at 8:08 pm

SEIS was EEECK-strom’s baby! It has been a worthless bottomless pit. The B&C Bd. even transferred money from other needed programs to appease EEECK-strom and try to save the job of the Board’s Executive director.

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bogart May 16, 2013 at 2:06 pm

What ass? Old farts like him don’t have one. Check with Kelly.

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bogart May 16, 2013 at 2:06 pm

What ass? Old farts like him don’t have one. Check with Kelly.

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Howie Richs Neighbor May 16, 2013 at 3:27 pm

And sadly,he will be OVERWHELMINGLY re elected becuse he will have an “R” by his name.Even sadder?About 80-90% of the voters have no idea who the Comptroller General is or what he does!Its a great day in South Carolina!

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Howie Richs Neighbor May 16, 2013 at 3:27 pm

And sadly,he will be OVERWHELMINGLY re elected becuse he will have an “R” by his name.Even sadder?About 80-90% of the voters have no idea who the Comptroller General is or what he does!Its a great day in South Carolina!

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Fandango May 16, 2013 at 8:23 pm

Sanford faield to accomplish much for the State being too focused on Argentine ASS.

Eckstrom cannot do his job for being focused on Kelly’s ASS.

Bob peeler lost the Governor’s race being too focused on Donna’s ASS.

Haley will be a failure being focused on every guy’s ASS which passes by her ASS.

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Fandango May 16, 2013 at 8:23 pm

Sanford faield to accomplish much for the State being too focused on Argentine ASS.

Eckstrom cannot do his job for being focused on Kelly’s ASS.

Bob peeler lost the Governor’s race being too focused on Donna’s ASS.

Haley will be a failure being focused on every guy’s ASS which passes by her ASS.

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Watcher May 16, 2013 at 9:19 pm

Eckstorm’s chief of staff makes $145,000.00 per year. He double=dip as he is also the lawyer for The State Infrastructure Bank making almost another $100,000 for that part time work.

Note Leatherman is on Infrastructure Bank. See how these guys fight in public, but hold hands in private. Eckstrom and Leatherman. What a scam.

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Watcher May 16, 2013 at 9:19 pm

Eckstorm’s chief of staff makes $145,000.00 per year. He double=dip as he is also the lawyer for The State Infrastructure Bank making almost another $100,000 for that part time work.

Note Leatherman is on Infrastructure Bank. See how these guys fight in public, but hold hands in private. Eckstrom and Leatherman. What a scam.

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