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Sandy Blunt Sentenced PDF Print E-mail
Written by Chet   
Wednesday, 25 February 2009 08:05

Former North Dakota Workforce Safety and Insurance Executive Director Charles "Sandy" Blunt received the following sentence just a few minutes ago.

2 years deferred

$2,000 fine

$775 in fees

1,000 hours of community service

("Deferred imposition of sentence" is where a convict is allowed to have a conviction removed from their record if they are able to keep their nose clean for a period of time; in this case two years.)

That probably isn't a big surprise to anybody.

Blunt was found guilty by a jury of his peers about a month ago.   He had been charged with misapplying tens of thousands of dollars of public funds.

I think it's all the fault of the Democrats, the State Auditor's Office, left wing bloggers, disgruntled former WSI employees and other miscreants.  I think all those people should be punished and Blunt should be put up on a pedastal.  The Governor should declare today "Sandy Blunt Day."  We should all celebrate Sandy Blunt Day by "borrowing" a stack of post it notes from a state agency office.


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nimrod said:

corruption our foundation
Well, if he'd been caught doing something really bad, like smokin' one of those marijuana bongs, then we could have felonized him big time.
February 25, 2009
Votes: -1

truenob said:

not much for the whistleblower here
except a ruined career. what is disgusting is the people who are behind the corruption did not suffer at all in any way including the ballot box. i am so pissed at the voters of this state it isn't worth the trouble to even vote
February 26, 2009
Votes: +1

leo said:

White collar trash and our judicial system
It is a sickening fact of life -- white collar's break the law and there is no accountability. There was no real surprise here. We all highly suspected that this felon would be let off lightly. The next time someone steals a case of beer and is sentenced to jail - watch out!

Let's get one thing straight up front - Blunt was not the victim here. The system let this Sleazy Weasel off without paying any real price for his actions. He and Spencer should both be sharing a cell - for years.

Society really needs to re-evaluate appropriate punishment for law breakers. Blunt was the perfect example of an egotistical piece of crap who was underqualified to run any type of business. He was a two-faced SOB that failed despite the full backing of the republican party. They should all be proud of what they allowed to happen.

Measure 4 passed by a vote of the people only to have the damned politicians bypass and water it down to uselessness. No wonder we're number one in the nation in corruption. My God -- what have we become?
February 26, 2009 | url
Votes: +1

S. Fred Wood said:

Community service.
Blunt's looking for ideas. I'd suggest what Boy George did http://www.cbsnews.com/stories...0901.shtml

Any other ideas?

Oh, and Sandy, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmQVWH9u8Xo
February 26, 2009
Votes: +0

iwofndadvocates.com/blog said:

How many of the 90 plus letters in favor of Blunt had checks in them or cash?
February 26, 2009
Votes: +0

What the Heck said:

I wonder how the one juror who wrote in came about doing that? Were they solicited? Did they volunteer? If only the Tribune would do it's job and actually ask a few questions. Perhaps it was the juror who was crying after the verdict. Guess we'll never know.
February 26, 2009
Votes: +0

Big Jake said:

Poor Poor Sandy, Such a fine upstanding citizen---misunderstood and now he must suffer the indignity of this harsh sentence. I hope he is thankful that he is not native American----a quite different punishment would have most likely been meted out.

I appears that we are not sufficiently angered or ashamed here in our homeland. Blunt gets basically nothing, WSI continues with little or no change, the republicans and the Chamber continue to be smug and arrogant, injured workers still have a high probability of being shortchanged or completely screwed, the democrats in the Leg. are invisible and mute, the economy continues to slide toward a full scale depression and we still have winter. I feel better now. I continue to wonder just what it takes to wake us up. Franklin said, "We have a Republic, if we have the wit to keep it." Our tolerance of the WSI affair is a real indicator of just what we will take. Our system provides us with the chance to make things right and we still have time but how much is a question yet to be answered.
March 01, 2009 | url
Votes: +3

S. Fred Wood said:

Western North Dakota's workforce: Today and tomorrow
They want a workforce, they just don't want to provide sure and certain relief for injured workers. Drop a comment on the Trib story. Let's see if we can get it on the top 10. It will only take a minute, can't hurt.

March 01, 2009
Votes: +0

HHNF said:

WSI, All Wrapped Up in One Neat Little Package
So, the end of the WSI saga has now come upon us. More accurately, though, would be saying that it has been successfully and neatly swept under the carpet.

1. The whiseltblowers. Two cases have been settled. Doesn't that mean that their accusations had some teeth after all? Of course, nothing will ever be done with those accusations. The WSI philosophy: ignore the facts, scurry and settle to get out of its problems, and sweep everything under the carpet like it never happened.

2. The Embarassing Blunt Ordeal (BO). Part of the BO still and always will linger at WSI. It has a name: Armstrong/Bjornson/Halvorson. These three people should be terminated from WSI and fast. I'm betting this will never occur though. Our Governor and others in power have made sure all is quiet at WSI. He put Furness in power to do just that. Mission accomplished. That's why these three will never be terminated. It would cause attention to WSI. Blunt is now history (literally), not just in terms of him being gone from WSI. I wonder if those in political power somehow influenced making sure that sentencing was light. That sure wouldn't have looked very good for our current high up state officials if sentencing was stiff and Blunt did time. Wouldn't look good having a leadership member from an agency such as WSI being associated with having so much corruption under it. So also swept under the carpet is the horrendous internal madness Blunt brought to WSI via his leadership practices, putting WSI literally in harms way by the type of people he brought in as his support group, the favortism he let run rampant, and the little regard for laws, procurement, and agreements. This too, all gone, just swept under the carpet and now fading as the Blunt Ordeal is over now.

3. Now all is hunky-dorey at WSI, morale is on the mend. With all the bad apple employees that the WSI corrupt leaders felt they needed to get rid of (as a refresher, some of these employees were those considered a threat by management as they offered up points of improvement and questioned leadership's corrupt actions), with the whistleblowers now all part of the past, with the Blunt Ordeal over, with a questionable Board chair gone as well - WOW, all is wonderful at WSI, right? Don't kid yourself. Until a certain clean-up occurs at WSI, it will never be clean and it will never forge a new future for itself.

4. With the WSI fund being very healthy, just what is it doing for injured workers in the way of improved services and benefits?
March 02, 2009
Votes: +2

Big Jake said:


It seems that most of us have missed the point----the status qou has been maintained, Blunt is gone(he might still spill the beans) the people of ND are still either in denial or simply don't get it, whistle blowing with honesty and integrity has grave consequenses, and now we can move on.

Oh yes, if you are an injured worker ----GOOD LUCK!!!!!!

March 02, 2009 | url
Votes: +2

Willy said:

He did the same thing here in Ohio with the Bureau of Workers' Comp.
January 12, 2010
Votes: +0

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