4 charged in Torrance parks kickback ...

4 charged in Torrance parks kickback scheme

There are 215 comments on the Daily Breeze story from Oct 30, 2008, titled 4 charged in Torrance parks kickback scheme. In it, Daily Breeze reports that:

An alleged scheme involving the falsification of payroll records and kickbacks netted four former Torrance parks and recreation employees at least $53,000, the District Attorney's Office said Wednesday.

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Swim

Korea

#193 Jul 27, 2009
I appreciate, respect and look up to Dan and Jeff for everything they have taught me. Everything that I have learned through them has helped me throughout not only my college career, but my life. I was never a fast swimmer or a favorite, but they still treated me equaly as a swimmer and were my mentors.
swimmer

Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

#194 Sep 4, 2009
Swim wrote:
I appreciate, respect and look up to Dan and Jeff for everything they have taught me. Everything that I have learned through them has helped me throughout not only my college career, but my life. I was never a fast swimmer or a favorite, but they still treated me equaly as a swimmer and were my mentors.
I wish I could find a team where all swimmers were treated equally. I live in the South Bay and that kind of team does not exist here.
Pedro Father

Hilo, HI

#197 Dec 19, 2009
Dan Halliday should be in prison for what he did!
Bombanot

Hilo, HI

#198 Dec 20, 2009
Pedro Father wrote:
Dan Halliday should be in prison for what he did!
Agreed.
To Torrance CA

Sherman Oaks, CA

#199 Dec 21, 2009
Move on and get a life....and Happy Holiday's to all!!
victim

Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

#200 May 30, 2011
speak of what you know wrote:
This is what I know. These men had incredible compassion and dedication to the kids they coached. They played a pivotal role in my child's and many other kids life. I will be forever grateful to them for that. In any organization, you will have unhappy parents. It is unfortunate that the bitter ones can spew ignorance and have people listen and believe. I am a former parent and board member. I was never snowed. I was not kicked off the board for voicing my opinion or if I didn't agree. The parents volunteered countless hours FOR THE KIDS. I was around for many years and never witnessed any of the accusations, so I can't speak to it. I just think people should know of the good these men have done also. Like you all walk on water.
Only one person on the board speaks this way "spew ignorance." The team corruption and illegal activity continues and will continue until the key members on the Swim Torrance Board of Directors are removed.
bil

Los Angeles, CA

#201 Aug 24, 2011
i know john halladay personally, he gave everything his heart and soul to every kid played no favorites, and everyone says he is crazy brother its the other way around this man could write volumes on swimming that no one could match!
john halladay

Los Angeles, CA

#202 Nov 11, 2011
Wow wrote:
Dan was my boss back in 1981 & 1982, I am not very happy to read he has really screwed himself, he was a pretty easy going boss, I really hate that he did this to himself. He did have a brother that was CRAZY!!!!
this is crazy john halladay informing all u idiots get lost say it to may face!
john halladay

Los Angeles, CA

#203 Nov 11, 2011
sppy was a good team the kids were great the adults
act more like children than the kids, i was crushed when it fell!
swim kid

Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

#204 Mar 30, 2012
John halladay is an excellent stroke instructor, he's friendly and very kind.
john halladay

Los Angeles, CA

#205 Oct 7, 2012
evil people destroy what is good cant you see that, yuhas, jubas, these are evil rotton people, they will have eternity with satin very soon, as for those that dont fight for good when you know what is right, you will suffer too!
john halladay

Los Angeles, CA

#206 Oct 7, 2012
i have no problem telling it like it is my heart is pure!
john halladay

Los Angeles, CA

#207 Oct 7, 2012
To the backbitters of the world you are the ones that behind the scenes you work to destroy what is truly good you will suffer, YOU TIME IS COMING ENJOY THE HEAT OF HELL!
I Care

Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

#208 Jan 27, 2013
John - What did the evil backstabbers do to you?
JOHN HALLADAY

Canyon Country, CA

#209 Jan 31, 2013
I WILL TELL U WHEN U SAY UR NAME
john halladay-evil destro

Canyon Country, CA

#210 Feb 22, 2013
JOHN HALLADAY wrote:
I WILL TELL U WHEN U SAY UR NAME
evil destroys good people dont fight for what is right so swimming is being compromised by dip noodles like bettie williams and mrs makuta, karen mayfield fools who know nothing about coaching or swimmers they destoy and talk with a dual purpose,
john halladay-

Canyon Country, CA

#211 Feb 22, 2013
I CHALLENGE ANYONE TO A DEBATE ON HOW TO TEACH STROKES, OR MOTIVATE. ALSO SWIMMNG IS BEING BEATEN DOWN, BECAUSE OF POOR COACHING ANYONE WITH FRESH IDEAS AND OUTGOING IS ELIMINATED.
sand-dollar

Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

#212 Feb 28, 2013
john halladay-evil destro wrote:
<quoted text>evil destroys good people dont fight for what is right so swimming is being compromised by dip noodles like bettie williams and mrs makuta, karen mayfield fools who know nothing about coaching or swimmers they destoy and talk with a dual purpose,
Bettie Williams is a liar and I cannot wait until she is banned from USA Swimming. She has bullied many, many, many people over the years and should not be involved with ANY organizations especially YOUTH organizations. She is a disgrace to the sport of swimming and have negatively affected the lives of countless numbers of kids. I do not understand how she gets away with treating people the way she does - she must have loads of dirt on others.

I don't know about Mayfield or Makuta.
john halladay-

El Monte, CA

#213 Mar 3, 2013
Your one of many but no one seems to listen, thank you for speaking out! i have lost what was precious to me working with kids! the kids lost someone who truly cares,
sand dollar

Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

#214 Mar 3, 2013
john halladay- wrote:
Your one of many but no one seems to listen, thank you for speaking out! i have lost what was precious to me working with kids! the kids lost someone who truly cares,
Why can't you work with kids anymore? Bettie Williams is the one who should not be around kids. Bettie Williams abused my child and we have proof of the abuse. Just waiting for USA Swimming to step up and get rid of her ass.

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