So, Dixie State University has a president who is allegedly guilty of what amount to criminal activities. And he's still employed as president. Surely no one sees this as a good reflection on the Board of Trustees or the Board of Regents. Consider, Varlo was fired by Biff and he did absolutely nothing wrong. Meanwhile, Biff and his cronies, Paul Morris, Don Reid, et alia, the whole grinning and grubby little lot of them, haven't suffered a day's loss of pay, though they deliberately conspired to ruin Varlo by bringing criminal charges against him they all knew were bogus. Biff has lied to the public repeatedly about this, and Don Reid, more than once, lied to United States court of justice about it.
Now, Reid has recently retired, and as word has it, it was not his decision. But that's what he gets for being a dishonest schmuck. They gave him a good send-off anyway, complete with letters of gratitude from the governor and others. Biff spoke and mentioned that Reid had told him that he (Reid) would "take a bullet" for him (Williams). Perhaps you find this as funny as I do. Reid evidently fantasizes about noble self-sacrifice (Clint Eastwood-style) but in reality is not even willing to tell the truth in court on behalf of someone being abused by power and privilege (at a cost of much less than his life). I suppose he likely has other ways of deluding himself about the state of his character.
Williams soldiers on, bearing down on that career of his. How he sleeps at night is anybody's guess. But there's no sign that he is bothered by anything resembling a conscience. As noted, he has lied to the public repeatedly about this whole affair, claiming over and over again that he had nothing to do with the charges being filed (they were his idea) and accusing Varlo and his attorney of "abusing the legal system." The irony with regard to this latter runs so deep as to suggest a sociopath, because, of course, we wouldn't be writing about any of this if Biff himself had not undertaken to abuse the legal system in a number of ways, including conspiring with Reid to suppress/destroy evidence.
In this regard, a couple of comments I received that I am long overdue in posting:
Though not about Williams, I was present in court when DSU Police Chief Don Reid acknowledged under oath that he had conducted a biased investigation against Varlo.
These allegations are not merely ethical or policy breaches. In fact, many constitute violations of state law. Who would investigate this possibility?
Indeed, who would investigate this possibility? Will it ever be investigated? Will Williams just move on from this as though nothing ever happened? For most people there would be consequences. Apparently, however, all of the good old boys and girls here in Utah are fine with it. And that's a very, very sad thing. Someone could say that it's all just alleged and that maybe Biff did none of the alleged things. Of course, Varlo never had the benefit of any such doubt from the DSU faculty senate, Board of Trustees or much of the public. But however that may be, it's all allegedly in those emails that Biff tried so hard (again, illegally) to suppress. And if that's true, there's plenty of evidence to take a look at. I vote that someone with the authority to do so, someone with a strong streak of integrity, take a look at it. Who's with me?