Thread: JudoForum Scandal
9/03/2012 2:26pm, #1
JudoForum ScandalPaul T. Nogaki [Ptnippon on Judoforum], 55, of Murrieta, the former treasurer of the Vista Murrieta band booster club, was arrested on suspicion of embezzling from the parent-run nonprofit group.
Sgt. Phil Gomez declined to give an estimate of the amount of money believed to have been stolen. He said investigators are still trying to determine how much money is missing.
Karen Parris, spokeswoman for the Murrieta Valley Unified School District, said she could not release any estimate of the financial loss, but said “it’s a significant amount.”
Nogaki’s two-year term as treasurer ended in June, police said.
“The next guy came in. He started looking at the numbers and saw there were a lot of discrepancies,” Gomez said.
Booster club officials notified police of the suspected theft this week, Gomez said.
Nogaki was booked into the Southwest Detention Center on suspicion of grand theft and embezzlement. He was released Thursday on $135,000 bond, jail records show.
No one answered the door Friday at Nogaki’s home and a voicemail left at the nonprofit judo center Nogaki operates in Murrieta was not returned.
The nonprofit band booster club raises money to assist the Golden Alliance band with expenses, such as travel and food, not covered by the school district budget, police said. The booster club is independent of the district.
More than 350 students participate in the school’s band programs, which include the 250-member marching band, jazz bands and concert bands, Parris said. The booster club’s annual budget for the program is about $225,000, she said.
Vista Murrieta Principal Darren Daniel met with hundreds of band parents Thursday night to discuss the situation and address concerns. Parents and school officials agreed they do not want the incident to affect the students or their program, Parris said.
“They will still be able to provide the necessary support” the students need to perform and compete this year, she said.
However, the boosters may need to make some adjustments to this year’s budget and they may need to delay purchase of new marching band uniforms, which the group had been saving up for, she said.
The boosters had oversight procedures in place and conducted annual audits of their funds, Parris said.
Parris said she did not believe Nogaki had children currently attending schools in the Murrieta Valley district.
Here's the car crash of a thread on it on JF
With Hanon the last of the bishops, now the only one standing, one wonders what is next for the former lords of Judoforum.
9/03/2012 2:32pm, #2
Any chance of some highlights from the thread? Judo forum is crawling with malware so I never go on it.
9/03/2012 3:19pm, #3
The Judo Forum people want to have the thread removed on a varying number of rationales.
He's a great guy, its a private matter, its only a suspicion etc. Nogaki, may in fact be innocent, but I think Judo forum is nuts to be ignoring a serious criminal case involving one of its senior members if this person has any leadership function in a national judo organization.
9/03/2012 3:28pm, #4
Nogaki confessed to the crime to Hanon.
I have spoken with paul.
I asked his permission to make this post.
paul has admitted to the charges made against him. Paul is so ashamed at what he has done he doesn't know where to look nor what to say. I had a heart breaking talk with paul. Paul understands that what he did was wrong and in fact knew he was going to be caught and offered no defence, not an uncommon syndrom in such cases.
There are very strong and understanable mitigating circumstances that I am not going to write about as it is often human nature to see such circumstances as excuses and paul makes non.
If I had been in his shoes I would have made the same mistake. I would think many of you would.
9/03/2012 5:56pm, #5
You know what? It sounds a ton like the CY. Q thread. You even have the flip floppers.
Nick the illegal pot user is worse than Paul Nogaki the children's money thief? Okay to each his own.
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9/04/2012 12:27am, #6
9/04/2012 4:51am, #7
Damnit, I was just about to post about this.
The amount of circling the wagons that's happening is hard to wrap your head around.
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are the artistic and the criminal,
because they alone, by questioning the society's values,
can force it to change."-Samuel R. Delany
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THIS IS GOING TO BE THE BEST NON-EUCLIDIAN SPLATTERJOUST EVER
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9/04/2012 6:08am, #8
I think Danguy's appeals to a criminal hierarchy cribbed from 50's thrillers as an arbiter of morality are the best part of that thread.
9/04/2012 6:29am, #9
A lot of people have a lot of intellectual capital invested in the idea of CK, PTNippon and Hanon having some kind of inside track on teh real Judo.
I used to as well, but grew increasingly disillusioned and then the whole CK thing tipped me over the edge.
The people tying themselves in knots are those who hadn't until now seen those three for what they are and or are still trying not to see it. As everyone can see that requires some pretty extensive mental gymnastics.
9/04/2012 6:44am, #10
What a warped sense of level of magnitude.
On a personal level, I feel an effect of Nick's situation, and I do not feel any affect from Paul's. USJA is fine, it was not my child nor group interest harmed. I hope the process works out well for the harmed party, the boosters club and the perpetrator. They direct victim was not the children nor parents, it was the club, a legal entity which had money. In Nick's case he was representing the USA and We The People were harmed by Nick, each and every one of the 311.5 Million people.Carter Hargrave's Jeet Can't Do