Archive for October, 2015

Georgia Swimming Official Whines About Brandon Drawz Coverage — Then Walks Back the Criticism and Offers Nothing

Published October 31st, 2015, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick     The former general chair of Georgia Swimming, who is now treasurer of the USA Swimming local swim committee in the region, emailed to complain, just about as vaguely as possible, that our Thursday piece, “Brandon Drawz Waits For His Next Opening in USA Swimming Bureaucracy After Internal ‘Investigation’ Clears Him,” […]

Brandon Drawz Waits For His Next Opening in USA Swimming Bureaucracy After Internal ‘Investigation’ Clears Him

Published October 29th, 2015, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick     What happens to a guy like Brandon Drawz after he gets fired as executive director of SwimMAC Carolina, one of the country’s top competitive swimming clubs? The short answer is that he goes looking for the next SwimMAC Carolina. Whether he succeeds or fails in that quest will have everything […]

Law Enforcement Records on George Gibney, Plus a Job Offer to Him, Among Documents Still Being Withheld by the Federal Government As My FOIA Case Proceeds in San Francisco Federal Court

Published October 27th, 2015, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick The U.S. government today filed its motion for summary judgment in Muchnick v. Department of Homeland Security — my lawsuit under the Freedom of Information Act to force the public release of George Gibney’s American immigration records. Accompanying the brief is a 27-page document known as a “Vaughn Index,” which lists withheld […]

Before Next Month’s Superfly Snuka Murder Arraignment, Speculation Intensifies Over Involuntary Manslaughter Count

Published October 26th, 2015, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick     We have a little more information on the tantalizing involuntary manslaughter count in the murder case against Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka in the 1983 death of Nancy Argentino outside Allentown, Pennsylvania. Our information clarifies the legitimacy of the count but does not dispel the notion that it is divorced from the […]

Sources: USA Swimming Has ‘Investigated’ Brandon Drawz, Protégé of CEO Chuck Wielgus

Published October 23rd, 2015, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   In the usual multi-layered, hush-hush way of the slow crawl of USA Swimming scandals, multiple sources have told Concussion Inc. that Brandon Drawz has been “investigated” in the wake of our reports on him, and “not enough has been found” to warrant action. Which is nonsense, and anyone who has read […]