Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2006 | City Councilman Scott Peters was impressed by Diann Shipione at first, calling her “attractive and intelligent.”
But as smart as Shipione was in Peters’ eyes, the councilman and the majority of other city officials shrugged off the pension whistleblower’s warnings, chalking up her misgivings as a crusade to settle a political score. Some even went as far to dismiss her as “crazy.”
“Overall, the ‘mantra’ within City government was that Diann Shipione was crazy and mad at the Mayor and that people should not be worried about the pension fund,” according to a summary of Peters’ interview with private investigators.
And, even if she had the best intentions, everyone else involved in the pension deal said she was flat wrong.