OWS Leader Caught Falsifying School Documents

Posted by on Dec 12, 2011 at 7:44 am

Is there anything these people touch that doesn’t turn out to be bogus? Here you have one of these loudmouth “Occupiers” railing against the man and it turns out he’s a total fraud who would have been fired from his teaching job if he hadn’t resigned. I guess that’s why he had so much free time on his hands to protest.

A leader of Occupy Wall Street abruptly quit his job as a city public school teacher after getting caught red-handed falsifying time sheets, The Post has learned.

Former South Brooklyn Community HS science teacher Justin Wedes, who often rails against corporate greed and corruption, “cut and pasted’’ the signature of a supervisor onto his time sheets while applying for a national education grant, Special Schools Commissioner of Investigation Richard Condon found.

Wedes, 25, who helps run the OWS Twitter feeds and overall media operation, was a key strategist in the Zuccotti Park demonstrations and was arrested during one protest march.

The schools probe was triggered by one of Wedes’ bosses, who contacted the schools investigator and reported that the teacher had tacked a copy of the boss’ signature onto time sheets — to make it appear they had been authorized — without the boss’ knowledge and consent, according to the report obtained by The Post.

The paperwork was tied to a $4,725 AmeriCorps grant that Wedes, a second-year New York City teaching fellow, sought through the City University of New York. An official there who reviewed Wedes’ application said it looked like he had forged the signatures, the report said.

When Condon’s investigators first questioned Wedes about the allegation, he responded, “I don’t want to talk about it now.” He requested legal representation.

These people never shut up for a minute, but then when they’re busted all of a sudden they want some privacy.

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3 Responses to “OWS Leader Caught Falsifying School Documents”

  1. Brenda J. Elliott on 12/12/11 at 8:07 am

    “Hundreds Expected for ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Protest,” Headlines for September 16, 2011, Democracy Now! http://www.democracynow.org/2011/9/16/headlines#15

    Hundreds of people are expected to join a protest in New York City on Saturday dubbed “Occupy Wall Street.” Organizers say they intend to “take over Wall Street” and stage popular assemblies. Organizer Justin Wedes said the protest is being called to help spark a mass movement against corporate dominance.

    Justin Wedes: “More than having any specific demand, per se, I think the purpose of September 17th, for many of us who are helping to organize it and people who are coming out, is to begin a conversation, as citizens, as people affected by this financial system in collapse, as to how we’re going to fix it, as to what we’re going to do in order to make it work for us again.”

  2. Brenda J. Elliott on 12/12/11 at 8:15 am

    There’s a lot more about the amazing Justin Wedes out there that is noteworthy:

    . Wedes has an agent, Evil Twin Booking, http://www.eviltwinbooking.org/events.cfm?view=SPEAKERS&artist_id=241.

    . Wedes starred in a OWS skit on Colbert’s show, http://www.freep.com/article/20111101/ENT03/111101054/With-video-Huntington-Woods-man-stars-Occupy-Wall-Street-skit-Stephen-Colbert-show.

    . Wedes’ accomplishments: http://nycpublicschoolparents.blogspot.com/2011/11/amazing-justin-wedes.html.

    . Wedes’ OWS “Solidarity Tour,” http://www.eviltwinbooking.org/events.cfm?view=Workshops&artist_id=238.