My mother always told me it was rude to call someone a liar, unless you can back it up with facts and evidence. If you can’t do that then don’t make that kind of strong statement.
Straight out of High School, I joined the United States Air Force, where our core values are: Service Before Self, Integrity, and Excellence in all we do. When I see a person that is supposed to be serving their community, acting without integrity, and engaging in self preservation, I have no choice but to say something. To report it to the proper authorities, and speak out as often as possible.
I want to address some comments from Carmen Montano, and answer some of her questions that I am sure she meant to remain rhetorical.
She has stated it must be one of her competitors that has put me up to this. 100% untrue. The reason she can’t openly say who she thinks I am working with is because it’s no one. I took this task to hold her accountable on my own. It’s actually insulting that she thinks an average person can’t put 2 and 2 together and see that something doesn’t make sense.
Carmen, you can’t be in two different places at the same time, that’s how easy it is to see through your lies on your 2020 Form 700. You say you were visiting a school, while pictures show you at an International Trade Fair during the exact same time from multiple sources and first hand accounts. Should we believe what you say or what we see? I’m originally from the Show Me State, so you know which one I put faith in.
Carmen wants the people of Milpitas to believe these allegations are unfounded and not true. If they aren’t true why did I submit the complaint as a “Sworn Complaint”, meaning I filed the complaint under oath? If I were found to be making this up I could be held under the penalty of perjury with potential jail time or fines, I have put my finances and freedom on the line to report these illegal actions. Why would I risk that unless it was true? Plus I had to provide evidence; evidence that was obviously compelling enough to open investigations into her action; compelling enough evidence that the district attorney was already paying attention before I contacted them.
Unfortunately Carmen knows that FPPC cases can take years. All she has to do is wait because nothing is going to be settled before the election. She can remain silent and hope the interest in her committing perjury passes. I say if she wants this to go away sooner, then provide proof that I am lying.
I am publicly challenging Vice Mayor Carmen Montano to provide proof against the allegations of her committing perjury and knowingly lying on her financial form 700.
The truth is she can’t. She is going to say things like “ I can’t talk about that because of the open FPPC Investigation” which is not true. The FPPC investigation is not a criminal investigation; she can speak about it, provide counter evidence, anything she wants. There is only one reason why she won’t provide any evidence…because she doesn’t have any; she did what she is being accused of.
Carmen, I’ve provided evidence. Where is yours? I’ve told the truth. You’ve been caught in lie after lie.
Like I have been saying for the last couple of months, Milpitas deserves better.
Milpitas Resident, Christopher Martin