A criminal investigation into Harlandale’s bond manager, Jasmine Engineering, has turned up nothing.
“We are pleased to close this chapter of unfounded allegations that has been waged against us," company President Jasmine Azima said. Jasmine Engineering was accusing of falsifying references for several firms seeking 2009 bond work.
Azima is trumpeting a letter from an SAPD detective that concludes:
“My investigation into the complaint by the Harlandale ISD against Jasmine Engineering failed to show any proof of criminal misconduct on the part of Jasmine Engineering or anyone involved in this investigation. As this time my investigation is closed.”
Azima says the outcome is proof she did not mislead the district. “Despite all the obstacles we have been able to work on the last two recent bond programs of Harlandale, which has been totaling $70 million and have been able to save several million dollars while maintaining top quality facilities for these children."
Jasmine Engineering was first accused last summer of falsifying references for subcontractors for major Harlandale construction projects. The district's law firm at the time suggested turning over all relevant information to law enforcement for review and asked the board to consider terminating Harlandale's contract with Jasmine Engineering.
— Brian Collister, WOAI Investigative Reporter. Find him online at woai-com. Email tips to firstname.lastname@example.org.