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Financially ailing watchdog Utility Consumers' Action Network (UCAN) has laid off two employees because of a paucity of funds, according to an outsider who is very close to the organization. There are now only three employees plus the new executive director, Kim Malcolm, who was brought in to replace co-founder Michael Shames. Both of the whistleblowers, Charles Langley and David Peffer, remain on the payroll. There is still no fully audited report of where the money went. The U.S. attorney's office is still looking into UCAN's prior financing.

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JustWondering June 6, 2012 @ 7:38 a.m.

What was once a nobel person and cause has been consumed by greed and ego. A person now just a hollowed out shell praying to the almighty dollar of consumption. At this point redemption doesn't seem possible for the agency or one if its founders.

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Don Bauder June 6, 2012 @ 11:42 a.m.

UCAN will have to reestablish credibility, rebuild membership, and run a big campaign for donations. It won't be easy. Best, Don Bauder

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