Illegal IEEE Activities
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2013 Complaint Against IEEE to NY Attorney General
In 2012 the officers of the Rochester Section failed to follow IEEE Bylaws. The members of the IEEE Rochester Section failed to get the IEEE to
resolve the issue. Instead the IEEE Senior Management insisted they
can determine when and which Bylaws they chose to enforce.
The essential text of the April 2013 complaint is available
- End of 2011: Rochester Section violates IEEE rules in order to appoint themselves and their friends to leadership position in 2012.
- August 2012: Illegal officers vote themselves a trip to Niagara Falls unrelated to any Section business.
- October 2012: Illegal officers make plans with senior Region officers to violate IEEE rules to reappoint themselves.
- November 2, 2012: Director Eckstein receives complaint about rule violations. Launches "investigation."
- March 2013: Members of the Rochester Section realize that Director Eckstein's words are incongruent with other sources believed reliable.
- April 2013: Members pass complaint onto IEEE MGA Vice President Ford and IEEE President Staeker. Director Eckstein explains his negligence was because he thought it made no difference.
- April 25, 2013: After no action members file a Complaint with NY Attorney General.
- Despite IEEE President Staeker receiving a copy of the Complaint the IEEE still is not following its own rules. IEEE President Staeker assigns Vince Socci to represent him in conducting IEEE Rochester Section elections in 2013.
- September 3, 2013: IEEE Rochester Section conducts EXCOM Meeting. The Chair suspends Robert's Rules of Order in handling Nominations. The IEEE Constitution requires Robert's Rules.
- October 2013: Vince Socci admits in a phone calls that he advised the Rochester Section Nominations Committee to violate IEEE Rules in order to keep the filers of the April Complaint off the ballot.
- January 2014: Vince Socci makes false statements on the record.
- August 2015: After quitting the IEEE the ex-members finally file a second Complaint with the NY Attorney General.
The essential text of the August 2015 complaint is available