Monday, December 3, 2012
I am writing in response to your inquiry to the State’s Attorneys Office regarding the procurement decision made by the Montgomery County Public Schools to acquire Promethean Interactive White Boards. I am also aware that a similar complaint was filed with the Montgomery County Office of Inspector General. The authority of the State’s Attorneys Office is limited to investigating and prosecuting violations of the criminal statutes. Based on the information provided, there is insufficient evidence to initiate a criminal investigation at this time. I believe the Office of Inspector General is the preferable agency to review the MCPS procurement process to ensure compliance with all applicable procurement laws and regulations. You may wish to contact the Montgomery County Office of Inspector General directly to provide any additional information you have on this matter.
David A. Newcomer, CFE, Chief Investigator
State's Attorney's Office - Montgomery County MD
50 Maryland Ave
Montgomery County Circuit Court - 5th Floor
Rockville, MD 20850