Biff Baker Sued Over Fraud Allegations
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PRESS RELEASE (August 22, 2002)
SUBJECT: BAKER BEING SUED
Biff Baker is being sued by retired General Jay Garner and SY Technology Corporation for allegedly defamatory and libelous statements. Jay Garner, President of SY Technology, claims that Baker's allegations have cost his company millions in lost revenue due to Baker's comments in the Colorado Springs Independent newspaper and on Chuck Baker's On the Carpet, radio show on 1460 AM radio. Baker states, there is nothing defamatory or libelous. Everything I have said or written is true. This is just an example of big business and big government trying to squash the honest 'little guy'.
Biff Baker began his bid for US House of Representatives when he was unable to get Congressman Joel Hefley to investigate a fraudulent contract for $48 million that was illegally being given by Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC) to SY Technology. This contract solicitation was fraudulent because it had invalid claims in the pre-solicitation notice, and it was not competitively bid, which is required by US Law and the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).
In addition to the $48 million site activation command (SAC) contract, there are three other contracts with a grand total of nearly $100 million in illegal "sweetheart deals" between the active duty Generals in Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC) and retired General Jay Garner in SY Technology.
Biff Baker, the Libertarian Candidate for the US House of Representatives, Colorado District 5 says that this frivolous multi-million dollar lawsuit is a bit scary, but the truth is his shield. He states that when all the facts come out in trial, General Garner of SY Technology will be indicted under the False Claims Act for conspiracy to commit fraud. "I am certain that Jay Garner will be sharing a jail cell with the prosecuted executives from Enron, Arthur Anderson, and WorldCom for trying to defraud the American taxpayers. There are a lot of small businesses in Colorado that would have competed on these contracts if they were given the chance. I will continue my fight for justice on behalf of all taxpayers and small businesses."