ISPAC has heard a rumor that Patty Matthews AKA the Fox Guarding the Henhouse just left PED. Matthews, the lawyer lobbyist for charter schools was hired by Hanna Skandera to oversee her own clients.
ISPAC caught Matthews referring a charter school to her law partner, Susan Fox, for legal advice. We also caught Matthews interceding on behalf of a client who missed a deadline to apply for federal funding. Matthews also brought distance learning giant K12, Inc into New Mexico. K12, Inc is facing a massive shareholder lawsuit for fraud.
ISPAC is trying to confirm this information and will post further once we have additional information.