The Alamo Area Council Of Governments (AACOG) is under intense scrutiny after it came to light that they had refurbished office space for TriHM Foundation on the understanding that they would be given $40 million in grants.
But TriHM never moved into the space. It would later be revealed that TriHM head Jackqueline Cooper had promised millions of dollars in grants all over Texas that were never paid out. Her own employees were never paid, and the Texas attorney general's office has no record of TriHM as a nonprofit.
Despite lacking any payment in rent or grant dollars and local TV stations questioning the deal and Cooper's history, only recently did AACOG sever ties officially with TriHM.
Two AACOG executives, Dean Danos and Mike Quinn, were placed on administrative leave in late February. It is widely speculated that the two will be terminated as early as Monday.
- Eva Ruth Moravec , Express-News reporter
*This is the second segment in the March 26 edition of The Source, which airs at 3 p.m. on KSTX 89.1 FM -- audio from this show will be posted by 5:30 p.m.
***Disclosure Note: The Alamo Area Council of Governments is a financial supporter of Texas Public Radio.