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Former WSI Director Blunt Appeals Felony Conviction PDF Print E-mail
Written by Chet   

JusticeOn Tuesday of last week -- March 10th -- the Clerk of Court in Burleigh County received a Notice of Appeal from the judgment of conviction of former North Dakota Workforce Safety & Insurance (WSI) director, Charles "Sandy" Blunt.  (Click here for PDF of the docket sheet from NDCourts.com) 

Blunt has also asked for a "stay of execution."  Apparently Blunt doesn't want to have to start doing the community service work he was ordered to do.  Heaven forbid he serve the community.

You'll recall Blunt was charged with and convicted of "Misapplication of Entrusted Property" for abusing public money while he was the director of North Dakota's worker's comp agency.  Blunt and his apologists have blamed everyone in sight for his problems at WSI.  I may get this out of order, but it seems like first they blamed it on the Democrats, then they blamed it on disgruntled former WSI employees, then they blamed it on the State Auditor's Office (run by a Republican), then they blamed it on the highway patrol investigators (under North Dakota's Republican Governor's control), then they blamed it on a reporter at the Fargo Forum, then they blamed left-wing bloggers (e.g. yours truly), then they blamed it on overzealous prosecutors, then they blamed it on whistleblowers who -- before being retaliated against -- worked in top positions at WSi.  Now, it seems, they're blaming it on twelve jurors and the trial judge.   

Have I missed anybody? 

Oh yeah.  I forgot.  They blamed previous administrators at WSI.  

Anyone else? 

Oh yeah.  And the WSI legal department.  It was their fault, too.  Bad legal advice, apparently.

Now... Did I get everyone?

Do you suppose North Dakota's media has time to tell the public about Blunt's appeal?

Nah.  It's probably not news anymore.  It happened so long ago.  

Gosh, it was eight whole days ago.  

It's in the past. 

Let it go, already. 

Gaah!

(But seriously... is anybody surprised?)


Comments (8)add comment

Injured Worker said:

you missed one
they blamed joel heitkamp too.
 
March 18, 2009
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S. Fred Wood said:

At least he is consistent.
Does he not ever want to get on with his life?

Damn I feel sorry for his wife and kids. Not to mention Papa Cates.
 
March 19, 2009
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MG said:

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Chet you forgot to blame the injured workers too, don't we get to share the blame?

Honestly I expect nothing less out of Blunt with his "me first" attitude. I think he should do community service cleaning injured workers homes, mowing their lawns, shoveling their walks........this list can go on about the things I can no longer do because I was not treated in an short period of time. I suffered 8 months before I got surgery, and now have nerve damage that is not going to improve. This is how he abused us injured workers with his delaying treatment, while treating his employees to gifts. Glad someone got something good out of his running WSI, because I sure didn't. I say we just tar and feather him and get it over with.....lol
 
March 19, 2009
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S. Fred Wood said:

Off topic.
Chet, are you back? Sure seems like it. If so, welcome back dude!

 
March 19, 2009
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doug d.riley said:

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blunt just can't figure it out,he was give'n the position of god with in wsi,he expected everyone to bow and kiss his feet,his ego he figured would not steer him wrong,even kings have to lesson to their people,but blunt knew it all,with is friend like hoeven,the ag,berg,walt,ruby,kieser,armstrong,hoverson,indvik an lets not forget the most important little monkey in the barrow cates,blunt figured that he was as bullitproof as the building was,i don't know why this piece of crap is crying,if he pees right he'll be able to regain another ceo position in a little over two years and start it all over again,blunt if you and your scum sucking friends are reading this if you truly need someone to blame for this slaughter of peoples trust,the horror of treatment to the injured workers,and the missuse of wsi personal,if you really really need that someone to blame than the answer is simple ,go out an buy a full leight mirror and stand in front of it an point,please flush the person doing this down the tiolet.......
 
March 19, 2009
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In the Know said:

I don't get it..........
In my opinion, Sandy Blunt got off very easy. There was no restitution, his fine was small and his felony record will be erased if he does not get in to more trouble. Without a felony on his record he can still get very good jobs. Why would he appeal this sweetheart deal? I would be happy as hell if I was in his position.
 
March 20, 2009
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.MIKE said:

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In my opinion, Sandy Blunt got off. Period.
 
March 20, 2009
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Big Jake said:

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All of this crowd is like the eveready bunny----they just keep going and going. It tends to wear you down. I doubt if he will get any reduction if sentence.
 
March 21, 2009 | url
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