Reducing Down Protected Timber, Firing The Park Ranger Who Seen
A wealthy asshole reducing down timber on nationwide park property so he has a greater view from his gaudy dumb mansion sounds considerably like a Captain Planet plotline. Sadly, 5 children, a monkey, and a blue, mulleted fellow didn’t stick Dan Snyder the other way up in a recycling bin for this one. See, Snyder actually wished to have a look at the Potomac river whereas counting his cash or no matter. So he first tried to not bribe them with a $25,000 money donation to the park to let him minimize the timber down. They mentioned no. So he discovered some strings and received to pulling.
He received in contact with some higher-ups and labored out a deal the place he may minimize down the timber if he promised to interchange them with 600 native saplings. Sadly, that wasn’t a deal they have been allowed to make, for causes together with that Montgomery County additionally owned the land and a legally required environmental evaluation was by no means accomplished. This was all skipped as a result of I assume as a result of he was throwing a hissy match that he couldn’t see the geese. Robert Danno, a park ranger, observed this and introduced it as much as his superiors.
Consequently, Danno discovered himself, in speedy succession: reassigned to a desk job, saddled with disciplinary fees, re-assigned once more to course of parking permits with a 2-hour commute. He then filed, and had confirmed, a whistleblower grievance. That received his home raided by U.S. Marshals and a warrant issued for his arrest for “theft of federal property,” which he mentioned have been presents. The case went to federal courtroom, however fell aside when Danno’s supervisor revealed he had pushed mentioned “stolen property” to Danno’s home himself.