A laptop owned by the former campaign manager that Gov. Bill Ritter publicly disowned has been reported stolen, raising unanswered questions about its contents.
Ritter accused Greg Kolomitz on April 15 of writing himself and his company $83,250 worth of unauthorized checks. The governor also produced an audit finding Kolomitz improperly paid $217,164.56 in campaign bills with money donated for the Democratic governor’s inauguration.
Three days later, on April 18, Kolomitz reported to Denver police that his Dell laptop had been stolen from inside his locked Colfax Avenue political consulting firm, Solutions West, sometime between the afternoon of April 16 and the morning of April 18.
“Unknown suspect(s) took the listed laptop from the victim’s locked office by unknown means and fled in an unknown direction,” the report reads. “The victim stated that only the building cleaning crew had keys to the offices.”
Police said they have no leads, and Kolomitz declined to comment for this story.
The story about the mismanaged campaign funds broke on April 15. And the public isn’t supposed to be skeptical of the timing of Mr. Kolomitz’s computer disappearance? The formal complaint filed on April 22 very well may be missing access to key evidence.
Exactly what evidence has been lost from the missing laptop computer? Is it evidence that would have hurt Gov. Bill Ritter? Did someone order a cover-up, and if so, who?
Which intrepid journalist is going to follow the leads of this investigation? Which intrepid journalist will even question the governor about it?