Crosier Trial Minutes II
Trial of Bill Crosier
Date: Friday November 11, 2017
Present:
Ted Weisgal
Rita
Washington
DeWayne Lark
Bob Gartner
Adriana Casanave
Susie Moreno
Bill Crosier
Rhonda Garner
(absent?)
Deb Shafto
Adrienne LaViolette
PK McCary
KC Sinclair, trial judge
Nick Economidis
Jerry
Lynch
Anisa Faruqi
Robert Mark
Joseph Davis
People Missing:
***I can't remember this guys name. The one
with the white beard
Clif Smith
Wally James
Vaniecia Williams
Alexandra Hunter
Obidike Kamau (ex officio,
non-voting)
Mike Lewis
Elayne Duncan
Jim Krafka
Larry Winters (ex officio, non-voting)

On Friday
November 11, 2017, Interim Executive Director and KPFT Board Member Bill Crosier was tried before the KPFT LSB on the
following Charge and Specifications:

Conduct that is adverse to the best interests of the Foundation or the
radio station [KPFT]
A) On 7/14/2017, Mr. Crosier fired iGM Dr. Obidike Kamau in a manner that is inconsistent with
Pacifica Bylaws and Dr. Kamau’s employment agreement, straining ties between KPFT, Pacifica and the Houston community
that supports them.
B) By firing iGM Dr. Kamau, Mr. Crosier derailed an estimated $1M in revenue.
C) Mr. Crosier
misappropriated funds by extending the employment of former GM Duane Bradley.
D) Mr. Crosier left KPFT and the
Foundation vulnerable to litigation through firings that did not conform to process, lying to government agencies, and
bribery.


The results of the trial, which was attended by a quorum of the KPFT LSB are as follows:


Specification A) On 7/14/2017, Mr. Crosier fired iGM Dr. Obidike Kamau in a manner that is inconsistent with
Pacifica Bylaws and Dr. Kamau’s employment agreement, straining ties between KPFT, Pacifica and the Houston community
that supports them.
Verdict – Guilty

Specification B) By firing iGM Dr. Kamau, Mr. Crosier derailed an
estimated $1M in revenue.
Verdict – Not Guilty

Specification C) - Mr. Crosier misappropriated funds by
extending the employment of former GM Duane Bradley.
Verdict – Guilty

Specification D) (amended) - Mr.
Crosier left KPFT and the Foundation vulnerable to litigation through firings that did not conform to
process.
Verdict – Guilty

Charge - Conduct that is adverse to the best interests of the Foundation or the
radio station [KPFT]
Verdict – Guilty

Sanctions approved by the majority of the Board – 6 month suspension of
KPFT LSB voting rights and forced Arbitration with KPFT LSB-recognized iGM Dr. Obidike Kamau.

The chair did not
cast any votes. Here are the votes recorded:

Overall Charge: guilty
Guilty- 11
Not guilty-
6

Specification A: guilty
Guilty- 11
Not Guilty- 5
Abstentions- 1

Specification B: not
guilty
Guilty- 5
Not guilty- 7
Abstentions- 5

Specification C: guilty
Guilty- 13
Not guilty-
4

Specification D: guilty
Guilty- 12
Not guilty- 5