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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Ashley Madison customers revealed: Brian Shulman, former Auburn punter and founder of LTS Education Systems, appears at site for extramarital cheating


Brian Shulman
(From princetoncapitalpartners.com)
The founder and CEO of a Birmingham-based company that purports to advance education by using concepts from sports is a paying customer of the Ashley Madison extramarital-affair site, records show.

Brian Shulman, a former punter at Auburn University during the Pat Dye football era and a long-time associate of convicted House Speaker Mike Hubbard, is head of LTS Education Systems (Learning Through Sports), which he started in 2001.  Shulman has written a book, The Death of Sportsmanship, published in 2007, and he is a managing partner in the investment firm Princeton Capital Partners, which has offices in Boston, Dallas, Nashville, and Palm Beach.

Shulman and LTS have been close to several controversies over the years, perhaps because of his ties to Hubbard. Public documents and reports suggest LTS has been highly lucrative for Shulman, with the company receiving a major infusion of cash from public sources.

Now, we learn that Shulman, who is married to Lisa Shulman and has three children, has participated in a Web site that is notorious for its specific purpose of facilitating extramarital affairs.

This is from Shulman's bio at the LTS Web site's page about its executive team:

Mr. Shulman founded LTS in 2001 after recognizing the need to reach at-risk youth in a new and engaging format using a motivating gaming to learn approach that includes peer competitions. Brian guides the LTS team by the basic tenet that great solutions are a process, not a destination. Through relentless creativity and innovation, LTS was one of the first to deliver their solutions in an exclusive cloud-based manner over 12 years ago.

What about controversy surrounding Shulman and LTS? That surfaced in April 2011, with a report from veteran Huntsville Times reporter Bob Lowry. (Curiously, Lowry subsequently was forced out of his job, at the height of Mike Hubbard's powers, and now is retired.) From the Lowry article:

A politically-connected group has received more than $13 million from the Alabama Department of Education to contract for educational software since 2008 without the knowledge or approval of the state school board.

The money, part of an "at risk fund" controlled by Dr. Joe Morton, state superintendent, was paid to the Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools (CLAS), which hired a Birmingham software company to provide an after-school learning program based on video games called Kids College.

The software company, Learning Through Sports Inc., was formerly a partnership between Brian Shulman, a former Auburn football player, and Auburn Network Inc., a multimedia company owned by House Speaker Mike Hubbard, R-Auburn.

Hubbard, president of Auburn Network, sold his interest in Learning Through Sports in 2005 to Shulman, according to a letter on file at the Alabama Ethics Commission. Hubbard declined to be interviewed for this story. But he said in a statement that he trusts Morton's judgment in the matter.

Bill Britt, publisher of Alabama Political Reporter, picked up on the issue in February 2013. From the Britt article:

If politics is about who gets what and how, then the state legislative leadership is already loading up the armored cars for their buddies. In fact, it very well may be that charter schools will be the next growth industry for those in power at the State House.

One needs to look no further than a multi-million dollar venture called “Learning Through Sports” to see how investments by legislators can lead to lucrative deals for themselves and their cronies, while tapping the insufficient resource of the state’s Education Trust Fund.

Speaker Mike Hubbard’s ties to Learning Through Sports LLC, and how Learning Through Sports obtained more than $13 million from Department of Education via payments to the politically connected Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools (CLAS) organization, is such an example of deal making.

In the early days, Learning Through Sports LLC was a partnership between a Hubbard and friend and former Auburn football player Brian Shulman. Hubbard owned his share of the computer games and educational software company owned through Hubbard’s sports media company, Auburn Network Inc.

Things started getting murky about four years later. Writes Britt:

In a June 9, 2005, “Extraordinary Filing” letter to Ethics Commission director Jim Sumner, Hubbard informed Sumner that he planned to sell his interest in Learning Through Sports.

What is most interesting is that Hubbard never previously found it necessary to disclose on his ethic forms that he was an owner in the company. So what changed? According to Hubbard, he suddenly felt it appropriate that June day to announce he was “divesting” from Learning Through Sports because the company was on the verge of major contract with Alabama schools.

According to Hubbard, Shulman had began negotiating a deal in April 2005 with the Department of Education to bring Learning Through Sports software to Alabama schools.

The timing of Hubbard’s disclosure most certainly raises some questions into his actions.

Hubbard stated in the June 2005 letter to the Ethics Commission, that Shulman had informed him two months earlier that Learning Through Sports “had approached the Alabama Department of Education about utilizing its software program  . . ."

Why did Hubbard feel it necessary to defend his actions in such a way?

If he never used his influence why did he not disclose the information earlier?

Hubbard also told the Ethics Commission that he sold all of his shares in the company at the then-current valuation of 55 cents per share, effective June 15, 2005.

One month later, the company sent out a press release announcing that it had launched deals that ultimately would mean millions of dollars for the company funded by Hubbard.

Brian and Lisa Shulman certainly appear to have benefited from the machinations surrounding LTS. Shelby County Property records show they took out a $1.143 mortgage for property in Greystone, via First Commercial Bank. Records in the Shelby County Reporter show that in 2015 they sold a lot in Greystone 1 sector, phase VII for $1.650 million, to Barry and Monica Farris.

Lisa Hill Shulman
(right), with ,
Claudean Hill
(From facebook.com)
Here is a link to the Facebook page for Lisa Hill Shulman.  Is she blissfully unaware of her husband's marital indiscretions, or attempted indiscretions? Is Brian Shulman genuinely interested in innovative education techniques, or is he just another conservative con man with a greedy streak -- one who feeds at the public trough, while engaging in efforts to undermine public education?

Perhaps insight can be found at the author's bio for his book, "The Death of Sportsmanship," at amazon.com:

A former football star and team captain at Auburn University, where coaches were his strongest influences, Brian Shulman has observed a shameful decrease in good sportsmanship, from youth leagues to the professional ranks in every major sport. "In our increasingly combative society," he says, "sports seem to be dividing us more than uniting us. As the games take on intimidating intensity, more and more children opt out, retreating to activities that offer no opportunity to build individual and team skills. If young athletes are to learn and practice sportsmanship, it must be taught, just like reading, writing, and arithmetic; and coaches and parents are the ones who must learn it and teach it." After years of research, he offers practical solutions that work and will revitalize athletics in your community's schools, ensuring that sports remain an integral part of our nation's fabric.

One of the fundamentals of sportsmanship is a sense of fair play, that you don't try to cheat the other side -- or anyone else. So how ironic is it that Brian Shulman portrays himself as an expert on sportsmanship, when substantial evidence suggests he has cheated Alabama taxpayers? How ironic is it that Brian Shulman's name appears at a Web site designed to help cheat on his wife? We sought comment from Shulman for this post, but he has not responded to our queries.


Previously:

(1) Edgar C. Gentle III -- attorney at Gentle Turner Sexton and Harbison, Birmingham, AL (3/8/16)

(2) Stewart Springer -- attorney, solo practice in Birmingham, AL. (3/9/16)

(3) Richard W. "Dick" Bell -- attorney, solo practice in Birmingham, AL (3/14/16)

(4) Robert M.N. Palmer -- attorney and bar association president in Springfield, MO (3/15/16)

(5) Thomas Plouff -- attorney, who is licensed in Alabama and has a practice in Chicago (3/17/16)


(9) Randy Bates -- executive VP and member of board of directors, Golden Flake (10/5/16)

(10) Reid Carpenter -- attorney, Lightfoot Franklin White, Birmingham (10/6/16)

(11) Scott Sink -- exec. VP, McGriff Seibels Williams, Birmingham (10/11/16)

(12) Russell Byrne -- VP for information systems, Bromberg's, Birmingham (10/17/16)

(13) Rob Waudby -- district manager, Skyline Steel, Birmingham (10/24/16)

(14) Paul Wells -- VP, Protective Life, Birmingham (10/25/16)

81 comments:

Anonymous said...

I thought this list was full of chiropractors.

Anonymous said...

Oh, God, I love this. Been wondering if you were going to get around to Shulman, Mike Hubbard's butt buddy.

Anonymous said...

Aren't the Aubies supposed to "keep it down home, cuz" on stuff like this?

Anonymous said...

He holds himself up as God fearing and helping our students but he makes millions of dollars from Alabama taxpayers and our teachers can't get raises. His neighbor said he sold LTS to some big education company in DC for like $40 million thanks to his huge Alabama contract. He is also building some huge multimillion mansion in Nashville to keep his wife happy while he plays around.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure we are all shocked that an athlete supposedly cheats on his wife

Anonymous said...

Gotta love that Alabama taxpayers have been paying this bonehead millions every year for over a decade in a no bid contract. All about who you know with our fine government.

Anonymous said...

I wonder how many bags of cash he gave to his criminal buddy Hubbard

Anonymous said...

Why do wives stay with these jerks. Oh yeah he's rich!

Anonymous said...

Why was Shulman not in front of the Hubbard grand jury? This sounds like a bigger scandal than the ones brought out at trial.

Anonymous said...

I was in charge of the "Learning Through Sports" for our school for many many years!! It is a complete waste of time and money. Students do not learn sportsmanship from this program. When it was mandated by our State that each athlete must complete the course each year in order to be eligible to play, I knew someone with connections to our government had to be behind this ridiculous program. It was started when we as educators were receiving no state funds or raises due to the state budget! Wow it looks like someone could find some funds!!### Always a crook behind the scenes!

Anonymous said...

Lisa shulman looks happy. Maybe she is smarter then we think and taking half and kicking his cheating ways to the curb.

Anonymous said...

Damn!

It seems like roaches and bloodsuckers could be everywhere.

Better call Orkin!

Anonymous said...

Nothing smells right about Shulman and LTS. He should be investigated just like his criminal cronies. Our state paid 10s of millions on junky software because of his relationships. Our kids deserve better than this. I hope your article leads to some serious questions being asked and an official inquiry started.

Anonymous said...

Cheating on his wife sucks for her but the bigger issue you have revealed are the ties to Criminal Hubbard and millions and millions of Alabama funds that have been funneled through Shulman entities. Is the company that bought LTS still siphoning millions from our state? The corruption needs to stop.

Anonymous said...

Cool. Good for him.

Anonymous said...

Or maybe she does not know and won't find out even now. Or maybe she does not care. Or maybe she has forgiven him.

Anonymous said...

Even if she was dumb enough to forgive him i doubt his kids will. Once a cheater always a cheater. Probably the first time he got caught. Unlikely that this was his first extramarital escapade. Seems to be a pattern with these Ashley Madison guys. Still he's got a lot of dough so I bet he bought her a big rock. Time to pay up again.

Anonymous said...

Where does the corruption stop? Does Shulman still sell his crappy software to Alabama? More wasted $ and the little guy always gets stuck with the bill. What a scam and cover up. I have never even heard of LTS but he gets a fortune from us with no accountability.

Anonymous said...

Ha you must be Shulman. What's cool about it. The fact that you cheat on your wife or the fact that you bilked the state out of millions but unlike your pal Hubbard you are not in jail yet.

S C said...

It's scary how people get away with State funds in the name of education....anyway, it looks like LTS Inc. merged with Game Day Traditions and became Learning Through Sports, LLC:

Merged Date 5-16-2005
Merged Into Learning Through Sports, Inc.
Place of Formation Jefferson County
Formation Date 2-23-2001
Registered Agent Name SHULMAN, BRIAN
Registered Office Street Address 7012 MONTROSE RD
BIRMINGHAM, AL 35242
Registered Office Mailing Address Not Provided
Nature of Business PRODUCE/SELL COMPUTER GAME SOFTWARE/EDUCATIONAL SOFTWARE

5-16-2005
Legal Name Merged Learning Through Sports, L.L.C.
Transaction Date 5-30-2013
Registered Agent Changed From SHULMAN, BRIAN M
33 INVERNESS PKWY STE LL110
BIRMINGHAM, AL 35242
Transaction Date 5-30-2013
Principal Office Changed From BIRMINGHAM, AL
Transaction Date 5-30-2013
Capital Amounts Changed From 50,000,000 Authorized --- Paid In
Transaction Date 5-30-2013
Director/Manager/Organizer Activity *Added SHULMAN, BRIAN M

legalschnauzer said...

Thanks for sharing the info, SC. Does that third line from the bottom indicate someone paid in $50 million on 5/30/13. If that's the case, it sounds extraordinary.

Anybody have ideas about what that could mean and who (or what organization) could pay in that kind of dough?

S C said...

I really don't know what it means, but there's a fourth company called DISGUISE THE LEARNING, INC. Non-Qualified Foreign Tennessee:

Place of Formation Jefferson County
Formation Date 4-5-2005
Registered Agent Name SHULMAN, BRIAN M
Registered Office Street Address 1063 NARROWS WAY SUITE 200
BIRMINGHAM, AL 35242
Registered Office Mailing Address 1063 NARROWS WAY SUITE 200
BIRMINGHAM, AL 35242
Nature of Business CREATE/PRODUCE/SELL/EDUCATIONAL WEB BASED PROGRAMS/SOFTWARE
Capital Authorized 10,000 @ $.01PV

legalschnauzer said...

Disguise the Learning? That's a peculiar name. Wonder what that's about. Does Shulman have a dark sense of humor.

Anonymous said...

K12 acquired LTS. Not sure for how much. Shulman has already left Birmingham office.

Anonymous said...

K12 paid $23.2 million to Shulman for LTS. I submitted a long post this morning but it never got posted. It might have been too long. Education is a mess in our state and so are our politicians. Unfortunately this is just one more blatant example of conflicts and dishonesty.

S C said...

Question for Anon 4:13 & 5:30, I found the article where K12 bought LTS this year (2016), but what about the 50,000,000 paid in 2013? What was that for? Hubbard sold his interests to Shulman in 2005.

Anonymous said...

Not sure. It appears that Shulman pulled out another $25 to $30 million from LTS through his State of Alabama contract over the last 10+ years. That totals over $50 million but hard to tell what 2013 # references. Alabama should audit LTS. K12 is now expanding LTS and its virtual school business in our state and putting further pressures on our schools and teachers. I wonder how much Alabama Dept of Education will pay K12 / LTS next year. K12 is under investigation by various State Attorney Generals. K12 actually had to pay the State of California $168.5 million this year to settle fraud claims. Now LTS has brought K12 into Alabama. Is CLAS representing K12 now? More fraud and self dealing. Shulman is laughing all the way to the bank. He cashed out at the right time and snuck out of town. Hubbard wants his half!

Anonymous said...

Who cares ???? Who isn't banging someone else ??? I whack off 3 times a day is that news ?? It should be! Can you move on to more interesting topics .

S C said...

@10:03 PM, i don't much care myself who does what with whom, and if the possible funny money referenced above isn't interesting to you, move on to your fav porn site. Many of us care what happens to the State's money - funds meant for kids (and used for gosh knows what).

Anonymous said...

I agree with you on the money issue - but the other Madison stuff is worn out and old news. Always supported schnauzer but second rate journalists are the only ones left commenting on who's banging who. I'd rather pick up a gossip mag. And schnauzer isn't 2d rate.

Anonymous said...

Generally I agree that if husbands want to cheat on their wives and pay money to meet other women that is their choice. When those husbands are getting huge sums of money from Alabama taxpayer dollars I think it matters and indicates that if those men are willing to cheat personally it is not a big step to assume they might cheat in business or at least blur the lines. It looks like Shulman got $50 million from Alabama for software that is not very good and with relationships that seem shady at best. Also he has 50 million reasons not to cheat on his wife or at least not get caught any more. From Lisa's FB page she looks a bit clueless any way.

Anonymous said...

It’s also a matter of public record that some percentage of the profiles are less than real. A few years ago, a former employee of Ashley Madison sued the company in Canada over her terrible work conditions. She claimed that she’d gotten repetitive stress injuries in her hands after the company hired her to create 1,000 fake profiles of women in three months, written in Portuguese, to attract a Brazilian audience. The case was settled out of court, and Ashley Madison claimed that the woman never made any fake profiles.

Based on this evidence, we’ve got some clear indications that many of the profiles are fake. To find out how many, though, we have to dip into the company’s non-public information, contained in the data dumps.

Anonymous said...

That’s a huge disparity. In a database of 85% men, you’d expect any IP address to belong to about 85% men. So it’s remarkable to discover that about 82% of the accounts created from a “home” IP address are female. This strengthened the pattern I’d already seen with the ashleymadison.com email addresses — obviously fake accounts were overwhelmingly female, and numbered in the tens of thousands.

Anonymous said...

Another weird detail was that the most popular female last name in the database was an extremely unusual one, which matched the name of a woman who worked at the company about ten years ago. This unusual name had over 350 entries, as if she or someone else was creating a bunch of test accounts. The most popular male name, on the other hand, was Smith, followed by Jones. This matches typical name distribution in the North American population.

Anonymous said...

That said, I also found millions of unique IP addresses and emails among the women, just as there were among the men. That’s exactly what you’d expect from a random batch of 37 million people. I also saw data for men and women in the “birthday” field that looked perfectly normal for a very different reason: both genders had obviously fake birth dates. Two-thirds of men and women claimed their birthdays fell in January. This is a standard sign of people picking the first month that pops up in the drop-down menu. The actual population has birthdays falling fairly evenly during all months, with upticks in summer and September. But the online population, filling out forms on a sex site? Their birthdays tend to clump around the easiest month to pick on a form, and this kind of fakery is actually a sign of humanness.

Anonymous said...

Then, three data fields changed everything. The first field, called mail_last_time, contained a timestamp indicating the last time a member checked the messages in their Ashley Madison inbox. If a person never checked their inbox, the field was blank. But even if they’d checked their messages only once, the field contained a date and time. About two-thirds of the men, or 20.2 million of them, had checked the messages in their accounts at least once. But only 1,492 women had ever checked their messages. It was a serious anomaly.

Anonymous said...

Yet another field, reply_mail_last_time, showed a similar disparity. This field contained the time when a member had last replied to a message from another person on Ashley Madison. 5.9 million men had done it, and only 9700 women had.

What all these fields have in common is that they measure user activity. They show what happened after the account profile was created, and how an actual person used it by checking messages, chatting, or replying to messages. They measure what you might call signatures of real human behavior. Only a paltry number of women’s accounts actually looked human.

But what about that seemingly odd disparity between the numbers of women checking messages (1492), and replying to messages (9700)? Even that can be explained by looking at how actual humans use Ashley Madison.

Anonymous said...

When you log into your Ashley Madison account, you’re prompted to answer messages before you visit your inbox. A dialog box pops up, suggesting that you reply to all your messages in bulk, with a canned reply like “I only reply to full messages,” or “Please send me a message and photo.” In other words, you can reply to several mails at the same time without ever actually checking or opening your mail. So it’s easy to imagine that perhaps a few thousand real women had accounts, and replied to almost 10 thousand messages after being prompted. But only about 1500 of them ever clicked the button to open their inboxes.

Anonymous said...

There are many reasons for infidelity such as revenge, boredom, the thrill of sexual novelty, sexual addiction. But experts say that a large majority of the time, motivations differ by gender, with men searching for more sex or attention and women looking to fill an emotional void.

"Women tell me, 'I was lonely, not connected, I didn't feel close to my partner, and I was taken for granted,'" marriage and family therapist Winifred Reilly says. "They say they wanted to have someone who would look into their eyes and make them feel sexy again."

Anonymous said...

He can cheat all he wants and he knows it. He's rich. Whats she going to do? She's not going anywhere. Its only a matter of time until he kicks her out and trades up to something young and hot. It happens with every guy that hits a home run. Sad but true. Also, he sold his company fair and square. Good for him. If Alabama wants to pay him $100 million so what. He wins all around.

Anonymous said...

How can Alabama afford to spend $50 million on Shulman? We have the worst schools in our country so it doesn't work.

S C said...


Anon 9:07 PM - There's a CLAS Funding, LLC out of Selma...is that the Clas you referenced? There is also a CLAS, LLC out of Baldwin County.

Anonymous said...

Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools funnel millions to LTS each year from Alabama Department of Education. For that they get a cut of the profits. It's all driven by relationships with no competitive bid process for companies like LTS even with K12 owning them. Michael Sentance gives blanket approval on these CLAS deals to the detriment of our students.

S C said...

Thanks Anon @10:02 AM...it's ironic that Council for Leaders in AL Schools was set up in Montgomery as a NON-PROFIT

Anonymous said...

For 100 million bucks she better just keep quiet and let him cheat and do whatever he wants.

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Mr Face Nuts said...

Illegitimi non carborundum, Roger!

Don't let the bastards grind you down!

Anonymous said...

I completely disagree with you. Lisa needs to be strong and not keep quiet and stand up to him. Brian's cheating and bad behavior are definitely hurting his kids. My daughter was in school with their daughter but she @laurenshulman was kicked out of Briarwood with a bunch of other kids for drugs. Thats the downside of cheating. All Brian's kids know what Brian is up to and its tearing them apart.

S C said...

Gosh, a lot leads back to Briarwood....i don't understand why?

legalschnauzer said...

SC: In my view, Briarwood epitomizes white nationalistic thought. If you study the church's history, it's all about breaking away from mainstream America. They broke off from the mainline Presbyterian church. They broke off from public education. They broke off from mainstream political thought. It's well established that the church was formed largely on racial separatism, playing on congregants' fears. Briarwood is where the Presbyterian Church of America (PCA) was founded, and it has almost nothing in common with the historic Presbyterian Church (USA), which has its roots in Scotland.

The congregation, in general, does not believe in the U.S. Constitution. Like many Southerners, they resent the 14th Amendment protections of due process and equal protection. In a lot of ways, they have seceded from American life. And they have the money, to hold a dangerous amount of influence on public institutions, such as state courts in Shelby and Jefferson Counties.

You might as well call Briarwood FalwellWorld because it has much in common with Jerry Falwell's world view.

S C said...

Sounds cult-ish. If memory serves me, your annoying neighbor McGarity had ties to Briarwood. Did Dr. Walker have ties there too? (The Dr. Walker in prison for crimes against young girls). Maybe i'm thinking of somebody else?

legalschnauzer said...

McGarity, to my knowledge, has no ties to Briarwood, other than buying the house next door to us that had Briarwood all over it. (Previously had belonged to Fred Yancy, Bwood's football coach.) McGarity makes no attempt to appear religious, which might be the only trait I find appealing about him.

Bill Swatek, McGarity's lawyer, goes to Bwood, I understand, and sent at least one child to Bwood school. Mike Joiner, one of the key judges to screw us, sent kid to Briarwood. R. David Proctor, fed judge who has both of our current cases, goes to Bwood. The tentacles are long.

Anonymous said...

Keep digging! Briarwood Briarwood Briarwood

Anonymous said...

@3:26 PM Why don't you sign these filthy lies????

Lisa doesn't need your help. Brian never cheated, he couldn't have! You're going to blame a man for not being satisfied and trying to save his family? Filthy garbage spewing from your mouth. Mind your own business!

Anonymous said...

Keep digging! Briarwood Briarwood Briarwood

Anonymous said...

Dax Swatek is at the center of all this. The biggest lobbyist in Alabama pouring millions into the pockets of his rich clients. He has all the Alabama decision makers in his pocket and has ties to Hubbard and CLAS. He has been helping Shulman forever. He got Stuart Udell CEO of K12 the LTS Alabama contract worth $10s of millions over the next 5 years. Another no bid situation courtesy of Dax The Man that Pulls the Strings in Alabama.

Anonymous said...

Shulman's kid will be fine. Nothing $100 million of therapy can't cure and weed is about to be legal in Tennessee. His wife is smiling in her FB pic because she gets a new car every time he cheats. She has 11 cars and is sending him back out on the field to roll the dice for a new Rolls Royce. Everyone's happy at the Shulman mansion!

Anonymous said...

Our school has been forced to use it and our principal is always complaining that there are so many better options that are free. I guess Mr Shulman has some great relationships to keep us paying for his ineffective apps every year.

Anonymous said...

Michael Sentance the Alabama State Superintendent head of Alabama State Board of Education is planning on spending over $20 million with K12 and LTS in 2017 with virtual schools and reduce money spent on our schools and on our teachers. These virtual schools do not work and K12 has already lost many state lawsuits for millions for fraudulent actions.

S C said...

Does Briarwood (the school/church) have any connection to Briarwood Partners LTD (Baldwin County & real estate) or to Briarwood Exploration Limited/ K-D Partnership (Montgomery, oil and gas, and Houston,TX) ?

Anonymous said...

What about all the Alabama jobs Shulman created. He paid taxes and spent money and helped Alabama. You are all jealous!

Anonymous said...

Lisa and Brian love each other. No family problems no matter what you claim. Brian works hard and provides for his family and his employees.

Anonymous said...

Were Shulman and Hubbard friends or just business partners?

Anonymous said...

None of these posts matter. Shulman is partying in his new mansion and could care less what everyone thinks.

Anonymous said...

He was a damn good college punter.

legalschnauzer said...

Yes, he was an outstanding punter. I covered Auburn football for Bham Post-Herald and saw Shulman play a lot. He was one of best punters in the country. Think he made all-SEC and probably got quite a few All-America votes.

Anonymous said...

I know none of this matters to Lisa. It's a joke.

Anonymous said...

Very cool. Did you ever interview him or write an article on him

legalschnauzer said...

Oh, I interviewed him a number of times and wrote several articles either about him or involving him. Ironically, Mike Hubbard probably set up most of those interviews.

Anonymous said...

How does Jarrod Massey rot in Jail and Mike Hubbard rot in jail but Shulman get $50 million instead? Massey was the lobbyist for Shulman and Hubbard and broke a lot of laws but never rolled over on Shulman. Shulman owes Massey for not getting the Feds to indict him. Bags of cash for Hubbard and Massey. Massey is a talker but not a rat.

Anonymous said...

Does Shulman really pay taxes? He moved to no tax state Tennessee. Does Shulman hire employees? Most of them got fired when K12 bought LTS. Does Shulman love his wife? He has a prenup and does what he wants. Shulman wins and everyone else loses. Including Alabama teachers and taxpayers.

Anonymous said...

Is Massey working for Shulman in Nashville? Bet he's getting a great salary and bonus package. Just don't tell Alabama Department of Education. They might want to recapture some of those multi-million payments to Shulman and LTS.

Anonymous said...

Schnauzer are you going to follow up and find out why Alabama never indicted LTS and Shulman given cozy relationship with Massey & Hubbard. The lack of accountability is shocking. Let alone the $50+ million that Alabama paid Shulman over the last decade. Corruption seems to be everywhere. You should interview Massey & Hubbard and Michael Sentance and ask K12 CEO if he knows about all this.

S C said...


It appears that Shulman went to Franklin Road Academy in Nashville - a private, Christian school- so he has lifelong ties in Tennessee, too

Anonymous said...

Shulman was always full service. Banged lots of principals and teachers to close deals when Hubbard needed help.

Anonymous said...

I hear Michael Sentance is now reviewing the LTS Alabama contract with K12.

Anonymous said...

Udel added that “while LTS is an already profitable company with $8 million in revenues at the onset, we believe the growth prospects for Stride Academy and the cross-sell potential for FuelEd’s product set will make this acquisition a strong growth driver for K12 in the future.”

S C said...

I saw on AL.com, Governor Bentley said "Alabama's Education System Sucks"...and some lawmakers don't care for his language...seems to me, they have a lot more than the word SUCKS to worry about...a lot lot more.

Anonymous said...

Do you ever follow up on any of these fraud issues or do you just drop an Ashley Madison bomb and move onto the next victim? It seems like there are some enormous fraud and abuse concerns here that impact our state and schools and kids. How about an update on some calls to school board and lobbyists and ceo of acquiring company. Readers want to know.

legalschnauzer said...

Are you talking about fraud issues related to Brian Shulman? The mainstream press has touched on that story a few times, and I think it's a pretty complicated matter that requires more resources than I have, as a one-man shop. A story of that nature probably would require a reporting team -- 2-3 reporters and at least one editor. I don't have those kinds of resources, and sadly, a lot of MSM outlets don't have those kinds of resources these days, either.

Another factor, for me, is that any Shulman fraud story doesn't fit within the mission of Legal Schnauzer. Our blog primarily is about legal and court-related news and corruption. The Shulman story, for now, is more about politics and business. Like you, I would like to see someone in MSM take on the story. It's particularly relevant now that Mike Hubbard has been convicted.

Anonymous said...

I understand your situation. You motivated me to help our students. I called the office of Michael Sentance today to discuss the LTS and Shulman fraud allegations. His assistant called me back this afternoon. I have a call scheduled with him for November 30th at 11:15 am. We are going to discuss K12, no bid contracts and the Shulman-Hubbard relationship. We need to fix our schools and help our teachers. Alabama can't afford to waste millions on terrible software and corrupt cronyism. Please update any information you receive so we can continue to apply pressure on our representatives. We also need MSM to pick up this story. It is very important for our kids and the future of Alabama. There is definitely a good story here.