So the USCF put out this statement, which I consider an laughable shirking of their responsibilities.
"The US Chess Federation has not received a written complaint to initiate our procedures for factual inquiry and ruling on any allegation of cheating pertaining to this event."
And you don't care enough to do anything on your own?? After you have been begged in a timely fashion to by no less than 12 coaches? After your own national championship becomes an outrage and a joke?
It's the casual denial of responsibility that kills me.
You have all the facts you need, Carol Meyer, USCF et al. Cheating obviously occurred and ruined YOUR national championship. People complained to your organization in time to remove the kids from the section and fix the problem. If your rules are really set up to make you powerless to investigate on your own, then I feel sorry for you.
Pretty soon no one is going to pay money to attend your national championship if you don't fulfill your fundamental responsibility of enforcing the rules.