"The Official Portrait of Miss InDiana"

"The Official Portrait of Miss InDiana"
aka "Miss Victory"

Monday, January 28, 2008

"Welcome To My Tea Party" corruption expose blog by Lake County activist

We recently talked with Lake county homemaker, Diane Vice, who single-handedly is exposing the corruption of Tremco Co. via her blog "Welcome to My Tea Party". Tremco is a roofing contractor that attached itself to a buying club that schools use for purchase of consumable materials. They are designed to give school systems volume discounts on pencils, paper, toilet paper, and cleaning supplies.

Tremco charges schools, and ultimately taxpayers, about three times the cost of similar roofing materials you can buy from GAF or other quality manufacturers. Diane began to break open the scam when roofers in her area were complaining that they couldn't get contracts and the money was going out-of-state to Ohio based Tremco.

Eventually Diane's whistle blower oddysey led her to testitfy before an Indiana senate committee who promised to help. Unfortunately things fell apart after Tremco spent big bucks to send in their lobbyists and plenty of Ice Miller lawyers who prompty sued our whistle blower heroine for libel.

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