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Local Dentists. Are you being abused, taken for a ride in the chair?

We all know about licensed professionals whether hairdressers, electricians, builders, funeral directors, doctors or dentists. Licensing means only that they have completed the required training as defined by the New York State Department of Education — and that they paid the state fee. Licensing does not qualify them as having the people skills necessary to do their job nor does it ensure that they have any ethics. The cardinal rule of ethics is this: “No one shall use another person as the means to an end.” Yet many of our licensed professionals do just that: They look at you as a cash cow and the means to their enrichment.

You just stand there like a dumb Moo, and let them milk you dry.

You just stand there like a dumb Moo, and let them milk you dry. Yes, you do look stupid.

In fact, when you sit down and think about it, dentists are the only practitioners who willfully mutilate the patient and then charge the patient to fix the mutilation — they’re a lot like Greene county contractors or the New Baltimore highways department or the Ravena public works department. WTF! Think about that for a minute…

Marvin Gerstenberg of New Baltimore Family Dentistry and Kurt Froehlich of Coxsackie Dental Arts: Two Peas

Marvin Gertzberg of New Baltimore Family Dentistry and Kurt Froehlich of Coxsackie Dental Arts: Two Peas

As soon as you complain, some dentists (like Kurt Froehlich of Coxsackie Dental Arts) will insist that you made a contract. Now, any contract is a meeting of the minds. But both parties have to agree on terms that are clear and unambiguous, and both parties have the right to ask for the terms to be put into writing just to be sure the terms are clear and unambiguous, and that the one party knows what is expected of him and the other party makes it clear what it expects. Once that is done we can assume that there is mutual informed consent by both parties to enter into a contract that is binding on each and enforceable by both parties. Note the key terms here: “meeting of the minds,” “clear and unambiguous,” “Informed consent.”

Note the key terms here: “meeting of the minds,” “clear and unambiguous,” “Informed consent.”

What this means is that once you have all the information you need and that information is clear and not double-talk, you have the option of entering into the contract or not. No “contract” can be forced upon you; if they do a procedure on you without your informed consent it can be criminal battery, maybe even assault! And incomplete information is worth as much as no information; you shouldn’t be left standing there to fill in the blanks.


Funeral directors are required by law to have a price list….Why shouldn’t dentists and physicians be held to the same or similar standard?

Editor’s Note: You need to be reminded that this is business, not a love fest. Your dentist is smiling at you because he’s making a lot of money but he’s smiling only as long as you play his game by his rules. Rock the boat and you’re in for a rude — and we do mean rude — awakening. That’s why we recommend you always insist on a treatment plan, in writing, plus an itemized estimate of the costs, and check with your insurance company to find out what they reimburse and whether you’re going to get stuck with having to pay a chunky balance. If your dentist tells you he wants payment up front and that you have to deal with the insurance company, RUN! If your dentist refuses to provide you with a written treatment plan or refuses to explain what his plan is or doesn’t come back to assure you understand what’s going to be done and that you understand everything, RUN! Always take notes or jot down notes about the experience as soon as possible after your visit. You may wish you had when the cat hits the fan. Where do you run, you ask? To your computer or to pen and paper and write a complaint giving the dentist’s name, his practice, dates and the facts of the incident. Send the complaint to us and we’ll forward it to the authorities. Or you can send us a copy and contact the Department of Health and the Department of Education, Licensing Division on your own. If you feel there’s a crime involved, like fraud, contact the office of the district attorney for the county you live in. Funeral directors are required by law to have a price list and to provide that price list to clients; in addition, some states even require funeral directors to provide side-by-side comparisons of burial vs. cremation costs! Why shouldn’t dentists and physicians be held to the same or similar standard?


As we mentioned, we’re going to diverge a little this time and give our crooked and incompetent public employees and local elected officials a breather — that’ll give them an opportunity to do something really stupid we can write about—, and look at some local delinquents who have somehow slipped under the radar: local dentists. Now, we’re not singling out dentists because all the other health-related providers are such angels; we’ll get to them in due course. It’s just that we have some information of significant interest on two local dental vampires that might be vital for residents in the Greene County communities of New Baltimore and Coxsackie to know, and in which the Greene County District Attorney might be interested.

Gertzberg & Froehlich beefed up their practices in a previously underserved community to cash in and take off!

The two dental practices we are focusing on are New Baltimore Family Dentistry (Marvin Gertzberg**) and Coxsackie Dental Arts (Kurt Froehlich), both run by two ready-for-retirement dentists who apparently beefed up their practices in a previously underserved community to cash in and take off. Gertzberg recently sold the New Baltimore Family Dentistry practice and is soon to retire; Froehlich is likely to do the same once he bleeds his patients and the community dry. Read on…

So what they’re doing in the good ole US of A, is what they do so well: misinform and practice deception.

Dentists like to be called “Dr” but in reality, they are not real doctors because their degree, although it reads “doctor of dental medicine” or “doctor of dental science”, isn’t really an academic doctorate. Same applies to most medical “doctors” in the United States. An academic degree, especially a “doctorate”, is awarded after the candidate earns a master’s degree, applies to and is admitted to a doctoral program, does appropriate original research, under the supervision of an adviser writes a dissertation and defends that research and the dissertation; and then is awarded an academic doctorate, usually a PhD. Medical doctors and dentists in the USA finish a 4-year undergrad degree that does not necessarily have to be science related (some are in music or English or some subject unrelated to medicine) but they do have to do pre-med or pre-dental courses. After being admitted to an accredited medical or dental program, they then do 2 years of basic science coursework (anatomy, pharmacology, pathology, biochemistry, microbiology, etc.) and if they do well, they then do 2 years of electives and clinical work. They have to pass a series of board examinations. Having done that, they graduate and go on to spend time on-the-job as interns, residents, and fellows, etc. During all of that, like any professional, they are expected to take continuing education courses, keep up-to-date in their specialties, and develop their skills just as any hairdresser, embalmer, or electrician would be expected to do. So what the for-profit corporate education system is doing in the good ole US of A, is what they do so well: misinform and practice deception.

[Editor’s note: In most developed countries, what the doctors and dentists we call “doctor” are not called doctor at all but Mr and referred to as physicians or dentists but unless they have completed the academic research and dissertation requirements leading to the award of a “real” academic doctoral degree, they are not called “doctor.”]

Let’s face it, most people who go to the doctor or to the dentist hardly open their mouths to describe what’s ailing them,and even fewer ask the right questions, and even fewer question the doctor or dentist. Most people go in and the doctor or dentist does most of the talking and less of the listening and the patient sits patiently waiting to be told what’s wrong and what’s going to be done. Did the doctor or dentist even listen to what’s wrong or discuss what’s going to be done. Hardly. In fact, all the while you are trying to inform the provider, they’re already deciding what they’re going to do. We’ve written a piece on “listening” that will be published on another blog. We’ll post the link once it’s up; you may want to read it.

** It appears that New Baltimore Family Dentistry has changed hands and M. Gertzberg doesn’t even appear in the staff directory. But that’s not our problem. Gertzberg may have left the practice but the organizational culture he created and left behind is still is alive and well — until proved otherwise.

Dentists must commit time to listen without interruption

Because we’re focusing on two local dental practices, let’s have a quick look at what Dr Stanley Weiss DDS, a dentist and psychotherapist has to say about dentists’ listening skills in Dental Economics, a professional journal for the dental profession (online at: Dental Economics):

“As a dentist and psycho-therapist, I’ve found listening is overlooked in dentistry…Dentists must commit time to listen without interruption to what patients and staff members communicate. In addition, you must devote energy to concentrate on blocking everything else to absorb what patients convey…To know patients, we must listen to them. With new patients, rely on experience to elicit dental and medical information, show how well you listen, and project personality and attributes such as your caring, humanity, and sense of humor…An inability to listen will be judged harshly. Your patients might interpret it as your not caring, disinterest, lack of empathy, or even incompetence.…Many dentists think the way to impress patients is to talk, talk, talk about their thoughts, feelings, and opinions. This may work infrequently. Instead, listen, ask questions based upon what the patient has said, and be attentive to the patient and what he or she says…What you invest in listening will be returned to you economically in patient retention and referrals. To most of your patients, your listening is more important than your mechanical skill.

Dentist: “… putting metal into your mouth, pulls coins out of your pocket.”

listen to new dental patients

Listen to new dental patients

That’s coming from a dentist! Here’s something else published by a dentist who had to publish it under a fake name because he was talking about his colleagues in the dental business. In his book, “Dentistry and Its Victims: The Self-Defense Handbook You Need to Protect Your Teeth and Your Pocketbook“, dentist Dr Paul Revere (not his real name): This little gem of a book exposes the dental profession and makes clear recommendations to patients. The title page of this includes a quote from Bierce’s The Devil’s Dictionary: “Dentist, n., A prestidigitator who, putting metal into your mouth, pulls coins out of your pocket.” It is written by a pseudonymous dentist who knows the “inside” story and who is warns the laity about poor dentistry. He does more: he provides the reader with some sensible information about self-help and good routine care. I include this book on this list because of the criticism of dentistry and because the author explains some of the risks to the dentist of providing good dental care. There is a paradox here: the dentist who does the best possible job may, in fact, alienate his patients. The good dentist may, for example, save a tooth – at great personal cost to the patient – when the patient really just wants the thing out. The author also suggests this important point: “…organized dentistry will not publish, and actually suppresses, all studies on the quality of dentistry as it is practiced.” (p. 11) This is, of course, in order to maintain the position that dentistry already has. The author similarly makes the point that dentists’ ethics — What ethics? you might very well ask — prohibit, or at least restrain, one dentist from criticizing another. The same sort of code of silence exists for dentists as exists for physicians and scientists.(Ask your community librarian to get the book for you. Here are the details for requesting it: Publisher: St. Martin’s Press; Revised edition (1980), ISBN-10: 0312193912, ISBN-13: 978-0312193911).

Back to our focus: New Baltimore Family Dentistry and Coxsackie Dental Arts (CDA). These two dental practices might easily have been the reason for both Dr Weiss’ and for Dr Revere’s scathing assessments of the shortcomings and worse that we have to deal with in the dental office. What’s even worse is the highway robbery and deception that is going on literally right under our noses.

 Dentists are the only practitioners who willfully mutilate the patient and then charge the patient to fix the mutilation

The pitiful part of all of this is how much people will accept for the sake of convenience and because they don’t have the guts to open their mouths. Rather than be confrontational those without dental insurance would rather not go to the dentist; after all this is a toothless society we live in, isn’t it. Or did I mean “ball-less.” And those with dental insurance don’t give a damn because, What the hell! they’re not paying the bill. But now local dentists have a new scam that they call their new “business model.” That model is this: You pay their price up front for what they do and they’ll submit the paperwork to your insurance company, who will then reimburse you for the amount they would reimburse the dentist. Well, that might sound real nice until you see the light: This new “business model” is win-win for the dentist and bullshit for you. Here’s why: The reason the dentist is doing it this way is because he doesn’t feel the insurance company is paying enough. So he milks you for his inflated price for the service and you get what the insurance company would normally pay him. Nice scam, right. But here’s what else they try to get away with: The dental office doesn’t even want to submit the paperwork to the insurance company, instead, the dental office wants to hand you the paperwork and have you do their work. This is the “business model” Coxsackie Dental Arts and dentist Kurt Froehlich is using to milk some, if not all of his patients. Example, Coxsackie Dental Arts (Kurt Froehlich) charges $1200 for a single-tooth permanent tooth replacement (on the existing tooth base). You pay Froehlich $1200 and the insurance company will pay you about $375 – 400.00 or what the insurance industry has determined to be fair and reasonable for that service. So if $375 or $400 is considered fair and reasonable and would be what any dentist would accept if he isn’t using Froehlich’s so-called business model, then the $375 or $400 would be adequate to cover the dentist’s expenses and still leave room for making some bucks. Why is Froehlich so unique and special that he needs to charge three-times what is fair and reasonable?!? Maybe Coxsackie Dental Arts or Mr Froehlich can explain why his practice is three times better than a fair and reasonable practice.

But we don’t think he can because we have information that shows what a scam he’s running at Coxsackie Dental Arts (CDA). A local resident went to CDA to get an infection seen to and to have two temporaries repaired. He first tried to get an appointment with CDA using their website “Request and Appointment” form. In about a week’s time and 4 attempts later, he still had no response from CDA, and called to make an appointment. (The resident says he tried two other practices: Michael Conte in Glenmont and even New Baltimore Family Dentistry using their online forms and got responses within a couple of hours). The resident explained to the CDA receptionist what he needed and that it needed to be done a.s.a.p. because he would be out of town the next week and didn’t want to mess with the infection and the broken temps. He got an appointment two days later but was told he had to pay $55 for a consultation. Why $55 for a new patient. We don’t get it. You should be happy to get a new patient and you don’t need to charge for a consultation when you’re discussing what the patient needs. But CDA and Kurt Froehlich do!

So, the patient is in the chair, the tech takes x-rays specifically of the infected area and of the temps needing repair. The patient attempts to explain to Froehlich what happened and Froehlich tells him he doesn’t need details. The patient offers to show Froehlich his previous x-rays only a year old. Froehlich says they’re too old, he needs to take his own. The patient tells Froehlich his former dentist has the permanent bridge for the teeth. Froehlich says he uses his own work and doesn’t know what the other dentist’s work is like. But … Froehlich doesn’t need details and doesn’t even say, “Well, let’s get the perms and have a look. Maybe we can use them.” Now Why? would he do that when he thinks he can charge 3 times more? That’s a slick trick!

Froehlich tells the patient that the root of the infected tooth is being absorbed by the body and has to come out. That would mean that the bridge (two teeth) would have to be replaced. (Had Froehlich done what any decent dentist would have done and looked at the previous x-rays, he would have had a basis for comparison, but he wasn’t interested in “details.”). When someone tells you he “Doesn’t need details,” he’s not listening and he’s not interested in you or what you have to say.

What Kurt Froehlich sees when he sees you in the chair!

What Kurt Froehlich sees when he sees you in the chair!

Froehlich then preps the teeth with the broken temps and his tech makes a temporary set. Froehlich says that to finish the work he would need $1200 downpayment, that a post-dated check would do, because it was a Thursday afternoon, and CDA is closed on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and the patient was to be out of town all the following week. The patient doesn’t like the idea of doing post-dated checks and so pays Froehlich with a credit card. Froehlich then disappears (the patient, still in the chair, sees him leaving and sees him driving away). Froehlich leaves and the tech finishes up. Froehlich never reappears to check the work or to ensure that the patient had a clear idea of the treatment plan, which the patient repeatedly told Froehlich he wanted. We find that Froehlich was way out of line leaving the premises while a patient was still in the chair, not checking the work done by his tech, and not ensuring after all was done that the patient understood what the plan was. This was a new, first-time patient and that’s the treatment he got at Coxsackie Dental Arts. Nice impression, Froehlich! Froehlich was really froehlich (German for happy) once he got his money.

In the meantime, we have received documents that show that Coxsackie Dental Arts, Kurt Froehlich, submitted a claim to the patient’s insurance company for $2455.00 on the day of the patients initial visit! Froehlich is billing at least 3 weeks before the anticipated work was to be done (the patient was scheduled to return on August 3, 2015)!!! Now if the same rule applies to Coxsackie Dental Arts and to Kurt Froehlich that applied to New Baltimore Family Dentistry and to Marvin Gertzberg, that is, that a claim can’t be filed or paid until the work is completed, then Coxsackie Dental Arts is demanding payment for work not done, and is fraudulently claiming payment in the amount of $2422.00 ($2400 for the two crowns not even made on July 16, much less installed + $22.00 overpayment for the double-billing of the consultation)!!! Coxsackie Dental Arts and Kurt Froehlich have been found out; they’re robbing their patients blind with inflated prices for dental services, double-billing, and fraudulently claiming payment for work not done!

All of this raises the question of whether this is as widespread as it seems, and why no one has picked up on it until now. Where have you all been while Gertzberg and Froehlich are skipping happily to the bank? Here we have two dental practices in a backwater area who are cashing in like bandits and nobody seems to notice. Patients don’t, insurance company doesn’t, district attorneys don’t seem to care, but we do! Game’s over, dudes. We’re calling for in-depth audits of your practices and investigations by the insurance companies and district attorneys! We’re calling on your patients to demand transparency and accountability. New Baltimore Family Dentistry and Coxsackie Dental Arts have no right to steal form us directly, indirectly, or otherwise!

On the way to Boston, on the following Sunday evening, the temporary bridge falls out and the patient is left with two exposed stumps and a temporary in his hand! Exactly what he expressly intended to avoid when he went to Froehlich’s practice. He tries the next day to reach Froehlich’s office but gets a voice recording, leaves a message, and later in the day, while in meetings, gets a callback and a voicemail message telling him to get some FixaDent and put the temporary teeth back in.

The patient is suspicious by this time that he doesn’t know what exactly Froehlich is planning but that impressions were made on that Thursday but for what? There was not treatment plan and the patient didn’t know what Froehlich’s plan was; Froehlich didn’t hang around long enough to tell the patient.

That same day, the patient sends Froehlich an e-mail telling him to stop all work, to issue a refund of the $1200, to tell the patient what the treatment plan was, and why Froehlich took the impressions. The patient made it a point to assure Froehlich that he would pay for any work done to that point that was in accord with his, the patient’s, explicit requests: to check the infection and to repair the temporaries.

Froehlich wrote back refusing to honor the patient’s requests. The issues are now in dispute and the patient has contacted his insurance company to find out whether Froehlich put in any paperwork. The insurance company informed the patient that
Froehlich’s claim was processed on July 31, 2015, and the two unit bridge was denied because it was within the 5-year limit for replacement; Froehlich, although he charged the patient $55 for a consultation and was paid in cash, Froehlich still filed a claim with the insurer for the consultation and was paid for it. In other words, Froehlich double billed for the consultation, apparently wanting to get paid twice! It seems Froehlich, according to the insurance company, double-dipped and now owes the patient $22.00, since the insurance company paid $22 of the $55 Froehlich billed them for, even though the patient paid cash for the consultation.

But what’s ironic in this entire story is the fact that the dentist that made the claim to the patient’s insurance company for the two-tooth bridge in January 2014, was none other than Marvin Gertzberg of New Baltimore Family Dentistry, and it seems that there’s remarkable similarity between the two practices.

The patient made an appointment with Gertzberg at New Baltimore Family Dentistry for the same appearance of an infection in the same tooth that sent the patient to CDA. Gertzberg showed little interest in the infection and was looking for bigger fish to fry, it seems. Although the patient did not have a problem with a bridge, Gertzberg reported the bridge to be “loose”, he up-sold the patient into having the bridge replaced. Once the patient agreed to have the bridge replaced, Gertzberg found that one of the anchor teeth was “decayed” and he felt he could not assure results if he built the “decayed” tooth up, and persuaded the patient to allow him to extract it. Once the anchor tooth was extracted, it meant that in order to restore the bridge, an implant had to be installed. But the implant would cost an additional $2500. Wouldn’t it have been more sensible not to have extracted, to have done the best possible restoration and proceeded from there? Not according to dentistry in New Baltimore! Not when you can charge for a bridge, an extraction and an implant. That’s big money. But it all started when Gertzberg was asked to take care of an infection on the other side of the mouth! How did it come to his finding a “loose bridge”, a bridge the patient had no problem with? We have to look deeper for the answers.

You see, at the time, Gertzberg was planning to sell his interest in the New Baltimore Family Dentistry practice, so he had to glamorize his financials and his practice; he had to make the numbers look real good and attractive to a potential buyer. He did eventually sell the practice about a year ago but it was all Hush! Hush! Don’t you think that New Baltimore Family Dentistry patients had a right to know that the practice was being sold. We do! We asked New Baltimore Family Dentistry directly, twice about the sale and they refused to answer the question. Why would it be such a secret? And now we’re informed that Marvin Gertzberg plans to retire shortly. Apparently he’s used us to his satisfaction.

Well, an inquiry with the patient’s insurer told us something more about New Baltimore Family Dentistry and Marvin Gertzberg: The patient was very dissatisfied with the sales pitches and the shoddy way Gertzberg prepped the area where he expected to restore the bridge. The patient, having extensive knowledge in the field of dentistry, periodontics, and medical science, after having examined the tooth once extracted, found the tooth to be healthy. Moreover, it appeared that the “decay” was nothing less than the degradation of the cement holding the bridge in place. Another problem with Gertzberg’s poorly crafted treatment plan: Gertzberg removed a bridge that was not causing a problem. Gertzberg removed a bridge that was spanning the space of four teeth. Gertzberg extracted a visibly healthy tooth saying it was beyond restoration. Gertzberg intended to sell an implant, and Gertzberg only provided for a bridge to cover 2 teeth. What was the plan for the rest of the gap. Patient was never told. Only Gertzberg knows. But it gets better.

A bit of fraud going on here at New Baltimore Family Dentistry

fraudWhen investigating Kurt Froehlich’s shennanigans at Coxsackie Dental Arts, the inquiry with the insurer informed the investigator that Froehlich’s claim to the insurance company for $2400 for 2 crowns was denied because a claim for the same two crowns was made in January 2014, within the limit period of 5 years. That claim was submitted by Guess who? Marvin Gerstenberg of New Baltimore Family Dentistry. According to the insurer, Gertzberg submitted a claim for dental work. for two crowns, and was paid $775 by the insurer. Gerstenberg was paid an additional $165 for the extraction. That’s a total of $840.00 (compare this to Kurt Froehlich’s $2400 for the same thing—except for the extraction—, literally!). But according to the insurance company, Gertzberg could submit the claim only if the work had been completed. It was not. When the insurance company was told that the patient left the practice because of dissatisfaction and that the bridge was never put in his mouth, the insurer stated that Gertzberg could be paid only if the work was completed, that is, that Gertzberg installed the permanent bridge in the patient’s mouth, completing the work. Even if Gertzberg had the permanent bridge made up, he could not be paid until the patient had the work completed and the bridge in his mouth. Seems that there’s a bit of fraud going on here at New Baltimore Family Dentistry; wouldn’t you think Gertzberg would know he can’t submit for reimbursement until there’s something to be reimbursed, like completed work. The insurance company is now investigating and intends to get the money back. We say Gertzberg should be disciplined.

There is still the question of why Gertzberg would remove a bridge over four (4) teeth and proceed to replace a bridge for only two? That simply doesn’t make sense. What you take out, Marve, you put back! Apparently, Gertzberg didn’t inform the patient of this craziness and the patient found out only when he contacted the insurance company!

Now think for a moment: What right does Kurt Froehlich and Coxsackie Family Dentistry have to do what he’s doing in this community and still profit by his unethical practices, and his scam of a “business model.” Can this community afford his ego? How many local residents have fallen victim to his over-inflated, ego-driven prices and walked away abused by this prestidigitator, in Bierce’s own diabolical words, “who, putting metal into your mouth, pulls coins out of your pocket.”

And how many times in the past has Marvin Gertzberg and New Baltimore Family Dentistry pulled this sort of trick and gotten away with it? Gertzberg puts a new slant on Bierce’s Devil’s Dictionary: Gertzberg’s dentistry “puts nothing in your mouth while pulling coins out of your pocket.” As a matter of fact, Gertzberg takes more out of your mouth than he plans to put in! Bizarre way to do dentistry, isn’t it?

There’s more to these two stories and probably much more in addition to these two stories. All we can do is inform the public and let the public see that justice is done. The pitiful part of all of this is that Gertzberg and Froehlich are old and at the brink of retirement and cashing in on their practices, as unethical and crooked as they may have been; they should still be held accountable, however, and an investigation should be launched to audit both their practices not only by insurers but also by the Greene County District Attorney and the Department of Health, among others.

A dissatisfied customer tells about 28 people.

There is still some hope that public opinion will take its toll on practices like New Baltimore Family Dentistry and Coxsackie Dental Arts. In the September 2015 issue of Consumer Reports, page 7, there’s a statistic called “Viral Vitriol” that reads: “A customer who’s eventually satisfied tells 10 to 16 people, on average, about the experience, according to Arizona State’s 2013 “customer rage” study. A dissatisfied customer tells about 28 people.” This blog is doing far better than that. Now Mr Gertzberg, Mr Froehlich was it all worth it?

Well, everything will come out in the dirty laundry if this goes to court. The patient will subpoena everything to show what a slick money-grabber these guys are. Coxsackie Dental Arts and Mr Froehlich have a real uphill battle on a very slippery slope if you ask us. Froehlich is going to have one hell of a time explaining to patients and to a judge how he justifies his sleezy practices.

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You Vill Tell Us! Ze Editor

You Vill Tell Us!
Ze Editor

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How Morally Depraved Can Cathy Deluca, Misuraca’s Village Board, Be?

deadhorseWill Misuraca and his Mooselets on the Ravena village council ever wake up? At the November 18, 2014, public meeting that had all of six people attending (at least 3 of them village employees) here’s what you would have heard: No one seems to have gotten a monthly report from Cathy Deluca on the Fitness Center. Misuraca, Warner looking stupid and having to admit no one got a report (while village council member Joel Coye sits chewing and picking his nose on camera! What’s he chewing? Yuck!). But Nancy Warner announced that the Fitness Center is planning to send out brochures to attempt to get members! IDIOTS! It’s almost two years and the Ravena Health and Fitness Center is still FAILING! Wake up! Smell the coffee (or the bullshit, which is getting pretty strong)! But you’re still beating the dead horse! How long is Misuraca and his crew going to let this thing go on? Late November, just before the Winter holidays is no time to be sending out brochures for a fitness club! Go figure! They put the “R” in RETARDS!


Several weeks have passed since the Ravena News Herald printed their article on the fact that Cathy Deluca’s playpen, the Ravena Health and Fitness Center, has been hemorrhaging more than $6,000 a month of Ravena taxpayers’, property-owners’ dollars. But that’s where it all stopped, it seems. Our question is:

How Morally Depraved is Cathy Deluca and Ravena Mayor William Misuraca’s Village Board?

MORAL DEPRAVITY HAS A HOME IN RAVENA

MORAL DEPRAVITY HAS A HOME IN RAVENA
And it sits on the Ravena village council and runs the Ravena Health and Fitness Center

This blog has been exposing the corruption and criminality surrounding the creation of the Ravena Health and Fitness Center and the corrupt and criminal way that the Bruno-Warner village board lied their way into creating a non-competitive civil service position for Cathy Deluca. The fact that Bruno and Warner did everything they could to ensure that their appointee, Deluca, got the position and no one else even had a chance at it was no big deal to expose. We did it right here and we embarrassed the Albany Department of Civil Service and Albany County into giving the director of the Albany Department the boot. But Ravena has no pride and no morals so Cathy Deluca got the position, got the exempt non-competitive classification, she even “Interneted” her credentials (unqualified but receiving her salary at YOUR expense), still bamboozling the Civil Service morons into allowing her to keep the position. If you or I tried even half of that sort of criminal lying and fraudulent misrepresentation, we’d be in Albany County jail — or worse — but Dirty-Hands Jerry Deluca and Gregory Darlington go Scott free and can collect fat pensions at our expense while Cathy Deluca pockets more than $30,000 a year in salary plus full benefits to waste $6,000 a month of Ravena taxpayers’ dollars! Doesn’t anyone see what’s wrong with this picture?!?

Cathy Deluca even lied her way out of criminal proceedings when here husband, Dirty-Hands Jerry Deluca, then still with the Coeymans police department, bullied Coeymans police officer Jason Albert, with the blessing of then police chief Gregory “Dumplington” Darlington, into burying the investigation of Cathy Deluca’s misdemeanor lying to a police officer, when she tried to fraudulently incriminate a local resident! That was a misdemeanor on Cathy Deluca’s part, and obstruction of justice by Darlington and his sockpuppet Jason Albert but Darlington got to “retire” (in lieu of prosecution? Will Darlington’s wife, Leah Darlington, a secretary in race-card-player Albany County DA David Soares‘ office type out the warrant?) and Albert got an “attaboy” promotion to detective! So much for respect for the laws of this state and nation: The biggest criminals are the law enforcement officers and their spouses! But with a new police chief and pressure from the community, not to mention literally dozens of unresolved complaints and pending lawsuits against the Coeymans p.d. and individual officers, justice may still be served. Let’s see what happens in the coming weeks, months.


Our stats show that Leah Darlington or someone in the Albany County District Attorney’s office is spending taxpayer dollars wisely: between November 16 and November 19, that person visited this blog 68 times, spending several hours total here! Thank you! Albany County DA P. David Soares, for hiring a Darlington to misuse taxpayer money!


But even if you don’t take the time to search this blog and re-read the many articles we’ve written for you exposing the Delucas, the Warners, the Darlingtons, the Coeymans police department’s obstruction of justice and other civil violations and criminal acts and negligence, you can’t overlook the fact that at least SIX THOUSAND DOLLARS are being wasted every month, and neither Cathy Deluca nor the Ravena Village Board have the decency to put a stop to it.

Who can deny the glaring facts that:

Mayor "Moose" Misuraca thought he was getting this...

Mayor “Moose” Misuraca thought he was getting this...

  • Cathy Deluca to Nancy Warner: Do this! The Moose loves it!

    BUT he got this, instead!
    (Cathy Deluca to Nancy Warner: Do this! The “Moose” loves it!)

    Cathy Deluca was personally selected by former mayor John Bruno and his sidekick Nancy Warner to have the Ravena Health and Fitness Center. Hasn’t anyone asked what favors were being repaid by Bruno and Warner? Why no one else, maybe someone qualified, was given the opportunity to apply — even if it would be hopeless?

  • Why did former mayor John Bruno and village trustee Nancy Warner conspire to not only hand Cathy Deluca the position as manager of the Ravena Health and Fitness Center, but went to extraordinary trouble to fabricate an application made to the Albany County Civil Service Department — the application was incomplete, inaccurate, fraudulent — to get her a non-competitive classification, exempt from any examination, full benefits, etc.
  • Cathy Deluca knew then and still knows that she’s killed two private health and fitness clubs before she was handed the Ravena Health and Fitness Center but she still took the opportunity to prove she could kill yet another one. Don’t any of you think that that is morally depraved? Criminal on Deluca’s part, to knowingly take a position she knew she couldn’t handle and now, after two years of screwing around, is proving she can kill yet another business, this time one belonging to the public.
  • Don’t you think it’s morally depraved of Ravena Mayor William “Moose” Misuraca, and his Ravena village council, to allow this to go on without finally putting a stop to it? They even admitted publicly that if a business were losing that kind of money that any sensible and responsible manager would shut it down. Why hasn’t Mayor William Misuraca and his village council morons locked the doors on the Ravena Health and Fitness Center?

And Why Haven’t Any of these Crooks and Frauds been Charged, Prosecuted, Punished?

Maybe Ravena Mayor William “Moose” Misuraca, the director of the Albany County Department of Civil Service John Marsolais, Coeymans police chief Peter J. McKenna, or Albany County DA P. David Soares can offer a satisfactory explanation for that burning question!

But the worst shame and blame still falls on Cathy Deluca’s head! She knows shes stealing taxpayer money. She knows she’s unqualified to make the Ravena playpen work. She knows that Ravena can’t sustain a business that can’t compete. She knows that the village of Ravena should not be running a business that can’t compete. But she has no morals! She has no ethics! She has only her sow’s belly full of greed! Her only objective is to take as much as she can suck out of this community and then…STOP HER IN HER DIRTY TRACKS!

And do you wonder for a second why Annette Demitraszek and Kristine Biernacki, Bruno appointees and Warner sock-puppets, who are supposed to be village clerks and public servants, refuse to respond to any demand under the New York State Freedom of Information Law by refusing to provide public access information, information that the public has a right to know, about the Ravena Health and Fitness Center? If they let the information out they feel they’ll all land in jail! Unless they disclose the information, there’s a Notice of Claim waiting to be served, and a lawsuit waiting to be filed. They may all have a date with the corrections system before this is over!

Ravena needs a Health and Fitness Center like a Bull Needs Tits!

The Ravena Health and Fitness Center

The Ravena Health and Fitness Center

SHAME ON CATHY DELUCA AND HER IMMORALITY AND DEPRAVITY!

SHAME ON MAYOR MISURACA FOR HIS INDIFFERENCE AND IRRESPONSIBILITY!

SHAME ON THE RAVENA VILLAGE COUNCIL FOR THEIR INCOMPETENCE AND IRRESPONSIBILITY!

SHAME ON VILLAGE OF RAVENA RESIDENTS FOR NOT FORCING AN END TO THIS CORRUPT FARCE!

Emperor Has New Clothes! Cathy Deluca on her way to the bank; Ravena residents stand by, idly watching! The Editor.

Emperor Has New Clothes!
Cathy Deluca on Her Way to the Bank;
Ravena residents stand by, idly watching!
The Editor

 It Ain’t Over ‘Til the Fat Lady Sings — or is in Jail!

 
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Ravena Health and Fitness Center: Year One = Miserable Failure!!!

Village of Ravena Mayor, Village Council Continue to Do Voo-Doo Management: Ravena Health and Fitness Center Deep is in the RED; Cathy Deluca’s the Only One Smiling on Her Way to the Bank!!!

In late 2012, former Mayor of the Village of Ravena, John T. Bruno (defeated), his hatchet woman Nancy Biscone-Warner, and the morons on the former Village of Ravena village council, Nancy Biscone-Warner, Martin Case (defeated), Rocco Persico (defeated), William “Bill” Bailey, in a behind-closed-doors conspiracy with Cathy Deluca, wife of former disgraced Coeymans cop “Dirty-Hands Jerry” Deluca (now the CEO/Exec. Dir. of the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs), decided to purchase  used fitness equipment more than $40,000 in taxpayer dollars  from a Ravena insider, Robert “Bob” Fisk (His son is now operating the new Fisk’s Variety garbage shop on Main Street, Ravena, site of the former Teen Center. Josie Biscone-Bruno of Prudential Real Estate, made the deal with the Teen Center on behalf of Fisk. A real insider operation if there ever was one.). The public was not consulted on that purchase. (See our article, for example, “A Senile, Demented Brain Gives Birth: You Pay Again!“)

Total Income for the RHFC for 2013-2014 Doesn’t Even Cover Cathy Deluca’s Salary!!!!

Cathy Deluca on the way to the bank while Ravena taxpayers look on.

Cathy Deluca on the way to the bank while Ravena taxpayers look on.

Then in 2013, again behind closed doors Bruno, Warner, and Deluca got together to create the Ravena health and Fitness Center in the space previously occupied by the RCS Community Library, and after a scandalous and disgraceful dog-and-pony act, raising the library’s rent for the space more than $700 a month and under threats of eviction, the library’s new home was final finished by Don Persico (cousin of the then sitting Ravena village council member, Rocco Persico), and in May, 2013, the Ravena Health and Fitness Center had its “open house,” and the appointed insider director, Cathy Deluca, managed to open her big mouth and expose the village of Ravena to a potentially very expensive lawsuit. (See our article, “Criminal Complaint: Catherine M. Deluca a.k.a. Cathy Deluca, Claude A. Wheeles, Ravena Health and Fitness Center“)

Later, the gang of five calling itself the Ravena village council, submit incomplete and fraudulent paperwork to get Cathy Deluca a non-competitive civil service classification to be director of the Ravena Health and Fitness Center. Cathy Deluca had no qualifications to be director and, by the way, had already mismanaged at least two previous “health clubs” to ruination and failure, including the very health club run by Bob Fisk and the source of the used fitness equipment purchased with taxpayer money but no public inputs. (Read more on this at
Who is “Cathy Deluca”? and “Bruno, Deluca, Warner Squirming to Cover It Up“)

In the 2013-2014 Village of Ravena Budget, the Gang-of-Five approved more than $105,000 of taxpayer money to fund the Ravena Health and Fitness Center, paying Cathy Deluca more than $30,000 a year plus full benefits.

The Village of Ravena village council under mayor William “Moose” Misuraca and his running mates councilmen Joel Coye and Keith Mahler and two leftovers from Bruno’s scandalous quarter century in office, Nancy Biscone-Warner and William “Bill” Bailey, approved the 2014-2015 Village of Ravena Budget, allocating another more than $105,000 to fund the Ravena Health and Fitness Center and, in that same budget, approved a pay-raise of more than $900 for Cathy Deluca.

Misuraca, Coye, Mahler Ran on a Promise of Financial Responsibility, Accountability, Transparency BUT ….

It now is obvious that only the faces have changed. After a really disappointing kick-off of the Centennial celebrations with an embarassing so-called parade that was preceded by an embarrassing watermain break on the parade route (Cathy Deluca chaired the Centennial Committee that organized the parade), we have been provided with documents secured by a resident under the provisions of the New York State Freedom of Information Law, that clearly show that the Ravena Health and Fitness Center MUST GO!

According to the monthly reports prepared by Cathy Deluca and submitted to the Ravena village council, the Ravena Health and Fitness Center is failing badly and hemorrhaging moneyhemorrhaging money right into Cathy Deluca’s pockets. Here are the figures (available to anyone on demand in the Ravena village clerk’s office):

Cathy Deluca and an Ignorant Village Council Hemorrhaging Money

Cathy Deluca and an Ignorant Village Council Hemorrhaging Money

(Editor’s Note:  The figures for May 2014 were not available so in the table above, to be fair, we took the average figures for the previous 11 months and used them for the month of May 2014. This was really very optimistic—and very generous—, considering the drastic decline in membership figures over the period.  Not included in the above figures is $2,040.00 for “Tabata Bootcamp” in March 2014. According to unconfirmed information, an employee of the RHFC is being paid extra to do that class. Although we have attempted to include everything possible in the figures above, the picture is bleak, very bleak.)


Back in July 2013, in our article, “Ravena & Risk – Taking: Is it really the role of municipal government?” we wrote:

“Just to break even, the fitness center would have to attract about 425 – 450 paying members; that means, Ravena and the surrounding area would have to attract at least 425 persons who would be willing to fork over between $250–300 a year to join the fitness center, which pales in comparison to other local chain centers with all the facilities like tanning, certified trainers, fitness programs, ultra – modern equipment, men’s and women’s changing rooms, showers, swimming pools, etc. The Ravena Health and FitnessCenter has none of these but membership is far more expensive than any of the major local clubs. So where are these 425 – 450 members going to come from in Ravena or Coeymans? Answer: They aren’t!”

Now we can write:

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 In the First Year of Operation Deluca has Attracted less than 3% of Ravena Residents; Total income for the RHFC doesn’t even add up to Deluca’s salary for the period.

The membership numbers in the above table are a very misleading for the months of May 2013−February 2014 because Ms Deluca did not break down the membership figures into 12-month, 6-month, per-visit, etc. but lumped them all together, giving the false impression that people were actually joining. In March and April 2014, Deluca started breaking down the “membership” figures, and it looks like 1 year memberships for Marchtotaled only 97 members  with only 1 new member in March, and in April 2014 the RHFC had a total of only 103 1-year members. (The 11 new members shown in the table for May is our overly-generous manipulation of the statistics to guestimate a number for May, based on the average for the preceding 11 months. Obviousy, 11 is much to high!)  There were 16 six-month members in March and that figure remained unchanged in April 2014. There are several other “categories” of members that go into Deluca’s misleading totals but the bottom line is that in the first year of operation, memberships are dropping and so are revenues. In the entire first year of operation, the Ravena Health and Fitness center has attracted less than 3% of Ravena residents to join. The numbers don’t lie: Out of about 1930 Ravena residents in the age group eligible for membership (18-65 year olds) Deluca, despite her spending on advertising, has been able to attract only about 100 members (some of whom are not Ravena residents). In percent of eligible residents that’s only 5% or 1 out of every 20 eligible residents, who would likely use a fitness club,. That’s pretty paltry performance.

Do the math: It’s costing Ravena $1,000 a year for each of Cathy Deluca’s members who are paying only about $250 a year in membership dues and purchases at the RHFC. Does anyone see a problem here? Obviously, Mr Mayor “Moose” Misuraca doesn’t . Mr Misuraca: What if at the Ravena Halfway House tavern you had to pay $10.00 for every $2.50 your customers spend? How long would you stay in business?

But instead of spending more time trying to make her RHFC playpen work, she’s grabbing other things, like trying to be chairperson of the Ravena Centennial—and screwing that up, too!

In fact, for the entire year of operation the total deposits made by the Ravena Health and Fitness Center are less than what the village is paying Cathy Deluca to mismanage the faclility! Deluca is pulling more than $30,000 plus full benefits; the RHFC brought less than $29,000.00!!! And that doesn’t include other salaries, equipment, operating expenses. The RHFC doesn’t even pay rent or utilities and it’s still losing more than $75,000 of taxpayer money in the first year!!!

ONE GLARING QUESTION YOU ALL SHOULD BE ASKING YOURSELVES: WHY IS THE RAVENA HEALTH AND FITNESS CENTER STILL THERE???

Why is it still there Mr Misuraca, Mr Coye, Mr Mahler, Ms Warner, Mr Bailey?

THE EDITOR

THE EDITOR

Don’t you ever wonder why the Ravena News Herald and the Albany Times Union never seem to pick up on these stories. They sorta get swept under the carpet. Why not ask  Bryan Rowzee, Melanie Lekocevic, Marlene McTique, or the head honchos at the Johnson Newspaper Group, John Johnson or Mark Vinciguerra why they don’t come clean with some investigations and some reporting on these crooks?

“Qui tacet consentire videtur ubi loqui debuit ac potuit.”
“Silence is admission when when the accused ought to have spoken and was able to.”

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A New Baltimore Resident’s Letter to the Editor: Benway, Norris Obstructing the Board?

New Baltimore Boardmembers Benway and Norris Obstructing Efficient Town Business Policies, Town Clerk Brooks Opposes Set Office Hours and Misinforms the Board, the Public, and Wants More Money; New Baltimore Highway Superintendent Denis Jordan Can’t Keep Accurate Figures or Records!

A New Baltimore Resident’s Concern Expressed in a Letter to the Editor

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New Baltimore Residents need to read this letter and start taking more responsibility in participating in their town’s government! They’ve been screwed royally in the past and some in town hall—not to mention any names but specifically Lisa Benway and Christopher Norris, town clerk Janet Brooks, and highway superintendent Denis Jordan, and others (like Diane Lewis)—want to continue the misinformation, indifference, lies, and unlawful practices!

February 22, 2014

To my fellow taxpayers and residents in the Town of New Baltimore:

I would like to update you on recent activities in our Town Hall and encourage all members of our community to attend the Town Board Meetings.  The meetings are on the second and fourth Monday of each month and the next meeting is scheduled for March 10, 2014.

As you know, the newly elected Supervisor (Mr. Dellisanti) and board members (Ms. Van Ettan, Mr. Ruso) since January 2014 have been actively working to address many outstanding issues left by the previous administration such as purchasing practices, transparency, and issues affecting taxpayers.

I would like to address several issues that have been brought to the Board for action but have been delayed by the boardmembers, Ms Benway and Mr Norris, carry – overs – in – office from the previous administration. Members of the community can only assume, based on Ms Benway’s and Mr Norris’ conduct, that their allegiance is not to the taxpayers and our community. Therefore your participation is needed.

The previous administration may have had policies on the books (procurement/F.O.I.L.) but Ms. O’Rourke, Ms. Benway, Mr. Norris, Ms. Brooks, Mr. Jordan all  chose not follow that law – based policy,  which is in part required by New York state law. The newly elected officials, supervisor Dellisanti, boardmembers Ruso and vanEtten, propose policy to carry out state and federal mandates that all elected/appointed local government officials must comply with.

Procurement Policy

In January Mr. Dellisanti presented to the Board a Resolution to implement a revised Procurement Policy that includes a purchase requisition process, which when implemented should prevent future misuse of funds by the officials and employees of the Town of New Baltimore.  Mr Delisanti, Ms Van Ettan, and Mr Ruso voted in favor of this resolution.  Mr Norris and Ms Benway voted AGAINST the resolution to adopt that Procurement Policy.  Under the O’Rorke regime, these two board members with the collaboration of the O’Rorke Majority (O’Rorke, Benway, Norris)  of the previous administration spent hundreds of thousands of taxpayer money illegally, this is a fact based on the New York State Comptroller’s Audit Report. One would think they would jump at the opportunity to protect the taxpayers’ dollars as well as protect themselves from allegations of unlawful or even criminal activity. 

At the February 10, 2014, meeting town attorney Tal Rappleyea provided a synopsis of the Policy and  further clarification.  The Revised Procurement Policy requires the use of purchase orders/requisitions that would include details such as bids and prices of proposed products and services, in order to justify that purchase. Ms Benway and Mr Norris consistently to question the need for such practices.  In fact at the February 10th meeting, Mrs. Benway again expressed her concern for their use! [Editor’s Note: The use of purchase orders / requisitions and justification of need, plus documentation of competitive bidding is just plain good business practice, ensuring that the interests of the public are safeguarded, and public monies are spent responsibly! It’s part of transparency and accountability, something apparently alien to Benway and Norris!]

At that same February 10th town board meeting Mr Dellisanti proposed a resolution- to Adopt Minor Corrections to the Procurement Policy to correct the typographical errors in the previously approved Procurement Policy Resolution; both Mr Norris and Ms Benway voted against the corrections!  [Editor’s Note: It sounds to us that Norris and Benway are just being difficult, wasting the board’s time, and ignoring the real needs of the town. They’re abusing their public office!]

Resolution to Adopt FOIL Policy

Based on the many complaints from the community, the previous Administration, former supervisor O’Rourke, and town clerk Janet Brooks had a very distorted and perverse view of compliance with NYS Freedom of Information Law.  At the February 10, 2014 town board meeting, Ms Diane Lewis, chair of the New Baltimore Democratic Committee and wife/confidential secretary to former town supervisor David Lewis,  voiced  from the audience that a F.O.I.L. policy already existed. [Editor’s Note: To be honest, Lewis has no standing to comment on what policies exist, don’t exist or exist and must be amended; Diane Lewis, despite her arrogance, is not on the board and is just one of us now. So cool your jets, Diane!]  Based on the many complaints from the public, town clerk – Mrs. Janet Brooks, seems to be unaware of this existing policy, or does not understand it, or just doesn’t follow it!

 The FOIL policy during the previous administration was ignored as was the procurement policy.

Based on information from the February 10th meeting, the purpose of the revised FOIL policy is to provide a more comprehensive and detailed description of the Town’s responsibility to provide information in a timely and comprehensive manner when demands for disclosure under the provisions of the New York State Freedom of Information Act are received by the town clerk.  Among other things, the policy also re-identifies that it is the Town Clerk’s responsibility to respond to these requests based on timeframes established by the law, to keep a record of each request, and report to the Board on F.O.I.L. requests received.

At the February 10, 2014 meeting Mr. Norris and Mrs. Benway questioned the purpose of the Resolution and were very concerned as to whether or not Mrs. Brooks, the Town Clerk was involved in the preparation of the Resolution.  [Editor’s Note: There is no requirement or necessity for the Town Clerk to be involved in such a resolution. The resolution is a governing activity and is under the sole authority of the town board. The town clerk’s obligation and duty is to comply with the town board’s legislation and the law of New York! Besides, the board would have to catch her when she’s in, and that could be a problem, given her hours.] We the community must remind Ms Benway and Mr Norris that under Town Law the BOARD has the authority to prepare and adopt policy. We further remind Ms Benway and Mr Norris, and if necessary, Ms Brooks, that the CLERK has the obligation to comply with resolutions duly passed by the board. If the clerk has a question it should be presented like anyone else during public session and in the time allowed.  It should also be noted that  Mrs. Brooks’ known previous performance clearly demonstrates that not only did she not follow the simplistic policy of the O’Rorke Administration, she never took the initiative to ensure the taxpayers obtained requested information based on New York state law.  Under the NYS Town Law and as an elected official, Ms Brooks has the duty and responsibility to understand her duties and role as town clerk, to be responsive to the public no matter what directive she may have received from others, particularly if such directive was contrary to policy or law!

 It should be noted that Ms Brooks, at the December 2013 Board Meeting, expressed on the record how she could not keep up with the high volume of FOIL requests and recommended that the public be charged more money for their requests.  [Editor’s Note: Why more money, Ms Brooks? Should we dock you for the hours you don’t show up for work and apply that to offset the cost of fulfilling F.O.I.L. requests?] Ms O’Rorke, Mr Norris and David Wukitsch (then town attorney, since fired) supported her dilemma.  Individuals attending that meeting asked how many F.O.I.L. request Mrs. Brooks had received – she DID NOT KNOW!  Mrs. Brooks advised “that it was difficult to know” and  O’Rorke, Norris, Benway, Wukitsch supported her confusion and ignored residents’ questions!  This discussion was approximately 30 + minutes and Ms. Brooks had no factual information to support her claim nor did the O’Rorke board request it. Surprising?

At the meeting of February 10, 2014, Mr Norris advised that he had not had time to read the four – page F.O.I.L. policy so he requested vote be postponed.   No time to read 4 pages, Mr Norris? Incredible! Mr Dellisanti tabled (put it on the agenda for vote at a later date) the vote on the F.O.I.L. Resolution until the February 24, 2014 Town Board Meeting  to provide Mr. Norris ample time to read four pages.  [Editor’s Note: We do admit that Mr Norris has in the past allegedly suffered some psychiatric or psychological problems but let’s hope Mr Norris managed to get through that incredible volume of reading before the vote! Just what we needed: another Denis Jordan!]

Please note:  board member Van Etten identified that in 2013 ONLY NINE FOILS WERE SUBMITTED TO THE TOWN. [Editor’s Note: Geez, Ms Brooks, that’s mindboggling! How do you ever manage such a volume? Maybe you need another deputy clerk? Maybe more money? Nine F.O.I.L. requests in 2013 and you couldn’t manage. Poor kitten!]

RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH HOURS OF THE TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE was presented to the Board by Supervisor Dellisanti on February 10, 2014

Although the newly hired town legal advisor confirmed the legality of the Resolution, boardmembers Benway, Norris, and town clerk Brooks disagreed that the town Board could require the office of the town clerk to be opened five days a week. The residents of this community have asked that the town clerk’s office be open for business five days a week.  Benway, Norris, Brooks then advised that they had documentation that the town’s lawyer was incorrect.  [Editor’s Note: Now Benway, Norris and Brooks are experts in the law? Our recent inquiries with the New York State Comptroller’s Office, the state agency that oversees town official operations, citing NYS Town Law, seem to disagree with their New Baltimore experts Benway, Norris and Brooks. What doe the New Baltimore Three Stooges know that the Comptroller’s examiners and lawyers don’t know?] They did not share this information with the lawyer or the supervisor prior to the meeting  even though both were available. [Editor’s Note: Imagine that! They didn’t share the information! If they had shared it they would have been told to take a hike and take their foolishness with them!]  Ms Brooks then advised that she would need MORE MONEY IN HER BUDGET TO DO THIS!  Mrs. Brooks is the second highest paid elected official in the Town of New Baltimore. (Dennis Jordan is the highest paid town official making more than $52,000 and can’t even keep accurate figures or do a purchase order!)  She is paid a salary of approximately $29,000+ a year, add on approximately $l0,000 in benefits and that comes to a cool $40,000 in taxpayer dollars.   Mrs. Brooks has the authority to appoint one first deputy clerk and two deputies (currently Marjorie Loux and Diane Jordan) but the town board has the authority to approve any compensation of deputy clerks.  [Editor’s Note: See this blog’s report on the NYS Town Law on this subject. Ms Brooks and her cronies have it all screwed up. They’re very confused.]. So why can’t the office be open to the public five days a week?   It should also be noted that Ms. Brooks was present in the clerk’s office at New Baltimore Town Hall only eight days in January 2014! [Editor’s Note: Does anyone smell the stench of corruption and misuse of public office here? We do!]

RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT TO PURCHASE DIESEL FUEL AND #2 HEATING OIL FOR HIGHWAY USE    BY STATE CONTRACT FOR 2014

The newly elected board members, Dellisanti, VanEttan, Ruso discussed best practices with the Office of the State Comptroller, who recommended that passage of resolution in this matter was the best way to protect the financial interests of the community and the town.   Mr Jordan, Town of New Baltimore Highway Superintendent, an elected public servant, provided his version of the usage numbers to be used in the Resolution.  At the February 10, 2014 board meeting when Resolution was read and about to be voted on, Mr. Jordan DISAGREED WITH HIS OWN NUMBERS and did not want the board to vote on the resolution!!!!  

Although the board should have proceeded, Mr. Dellisanti acknowledged Mr. Jordan’s confusion/concern about the numbers he previously provided, and tabled the resolution for the  February 24, 2014, board meeting, thus providing Mr. Jordan more time to figure out how much fuel he used last year during the O’Rorke regime. [Editor’s Note: Now, dear readers, isn’t this all the evidence we need to show why it’s so important that purchase orders / requisitions, justifications for purchases, competitive bidding, and clear recordkeeping be made policy in Town Hall, just as Dellisanti, Ruso, and vanEtten are proposing?]

I have provided this information as a brief synopsis of the situation and as a report on the facts; this in no way should be interpreted to be a personal attack against any individual; it also does not reflect my personal opinion of our town’s public officials or employees.  This information is provided for the sole purpose of identifying current and past actions or lack of action by elected officials, that was not and continues not to be in the best interest of this community, and in some cases is outright untruthful or even illegal.

It is time for all of our elected officials to work as a team, and those who refuse should go!  It is their duty to negotiate, propose, resolve, implement, and adhere to policy legislated by the New Baltimore Town Board, while providing oversight and management, transparency and accountability that is fiscally sound and complies with the law.

Equally important is that each community member, young and old, regardless of political persuasion, play an integral part in this process of representative democratic governing.  It is the community who must ensure that officials hear and correctly understand our needs and expectations, and are reminded that good government is for and by the people; this can be achieved only by continued open and honest inputs from the community and  conscientious teamwork by our elected officials.

I hope that this letter has been informative and that at future New Baltimore town board meetings there is standing room only. You need to participate in all of our town board meetings.

Your neighbor,

AMV
A Resident of Town of New Baltimore

Seriously, people, Benway, Norris, Brooks, Jordan really need to be put in their places (that may be a state or federal corrections facility), because they are really taking this town of New Baltimore for a joy ride to hell! Leave a comment and let us know what you think or, better yet, get off your asses and attend New Baltimore town board meetings and find out for yourself what’s going on.

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“Qui tacet consentire videtur ubi loqui debuit ac potuit.”
“Silence is admission when when the accused ought to have spoken and was able to.”

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What you hear or see, or know can land you in Jail! 18 USC § 4 – Misprision of Felony

 


This just in: We’ve just confirmed the report from a reader that the Ravena News Herald just might be getting things right, even seeing the light. See the front-page report on lawsuits against the Village of Ravena, Town of Coeymans, and the Coeymans Police Department in the September 26, 2013 issue of the Ravena News Herald. Thank you, News Herald!


If You’re Working For the Village of Ravena, the Town of Coeymans, the Town of New Baltimore, or Particularly If You are Employed by the Coeymans Police Department

After Notices of Claims Have Been Served for Obstruction of Justice, Official Misconduct, Negligent Hiring and Retention, Civil Rights Violations, this is Just What the Coeymans Police Department and the Village of Ravena Needed!

18 USC § 4 - Misprision of Felony A Federal Law Just for the Coeymans PD

18 USC § 4 – Misprision of Felony
A Federal Law Just for the Coeymans PD

This Blog Is Dedicated to You!

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and Federal Prosecutors Are Showing a Special Interest in the Federal Law called 18 USC §4, Misprision of Felony. And Recent Prosecutions Show Just How Interested, Especially When It Comes to Public Officials and Law Enforcement Personnel.Misprision of felony is defined by the federal law as:

18 USC § 4 – Misprision of Felony. Whoever, having knowledge of the actual commission of a felony cognizable by a court of the United States, conceals and does not as soon as possible make known the same to some judge or other person in civil or military authority under the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.

In plain language misprision of felony says that anyone can be responsible for a crime fbicommitted by another person by making a contribution by his own free will. But even by not making a physical contribution or assisting in the commission of a crime, a person can commit a crime of his or her own with respect to another person’s crime. How? By standing by and not preventing the crime using the means available to him or her. Even if the crime has already been committed in someone’s absence and he/she becomes aware of the crime and does not report it to the authorities, the law holds him or her to be guilty of a breach of duty to the community and to the government, and law punishes that breach.

In other words, if you know a crime has been committed and you do not report the crime to the authorities to bring the criminal to justice, you are guilty of misprision and can be punished yourself.

Launch that investigation and examine police chief Darlington and every police officer and employee of the Coeymans Police department.

It’s essential that the town of Coeymans supervisor and town board launch an immediate internal investigation to ensure that no one in the Coeymans police department knows of criminality in the department or that no on is involved in criminality. It’s the job of the Coeymans town board members to launch that investigation and examine police chief Darlington and every police officer and employee of the department. It’s the duty of town supervisor Flach ensure that no member of the town board is an accessory or involved in an cover-up or criminality and the town board must take a careful look at the supervisor,  too. The judges on the town court should be especially scrutinized for compliance with all aspects of the Judicial Law and the Code of Judicial Ethics of the New York State Unified Court System. If you don’t clean your own house, the FBI will do it for you, it seems.

This goes for the Ravena-Coeymans Central School District officers, employees, administrators, teachers. Even if there’s no felony activity, which we don’t rule out without appropriate investigation, you’re still liable if you see, hear, or know of misconduct or criminal activity and don’t report it or prevent it! We’re on to something here and we’ll use it to the max. Dr Allen McCartney needs to lauch his own internal investigations before someone else does—and you know who will.

Ravena Mayor "Black Mamba" Bruno

Ravena Mayor “Black Mamba” Bruno

The village of Ravena is a completely other story. The Ravena village government is so corrupt and far gone they might as well all surrender to the Sheriff. There’s absolutely no one in the Ravena village government who has the intelligence, the integrity, the ethics to point a finger at anyone else there. They’re all in the same stew. Any investigation of the village of Ravena has to come from the outside, and we don’t mean toothless audits and reports that come out of the New York State Comptroller’s office and take a year to write! We mean a SERIOUS investigation that will include audits of every aspect of Ravena mis-government.

 The FBI actively pursues this law in a wide variety of cases involving private citizens, public servants and law enforcement personnel. How do you feel Coeymans or Albany would fare if the FBI were to audit their cases and disposition of cases.

Coeymans' p.c. Darlington. How involved is he?

Coeymans’ p.c. Darlington.
How involved is he?

Do you think that Gerald “Dirty-Hands Jerry” Deluca or DoDo cop Coeymans police chief Gregory Darlington would or could avoid a fine and/or jail time? We don’t think so. At least Dirty-Hands Jerry Deluca would probably stand a 110% of doing time. But what about the other law enforcement officers on the Coeymans Police Department or the other employees like the dispatchers or Darlington’s “confidential” secretary, Dawn LaMountain. They see and hear, don’t they? Yes, we know, their hearing and seeing tends to be a bit selective but the FBI has ways of sorting out the selectivity. Don’t you think it’s time for some digging around in the Coeymans Police Department, on the Coeymans town board? And let’s not forget our dear little gremlins in Ravena village hall, those little crooked fixtures who have been playing their dirty little games for more than 30 years at least. And the town of New Baltimore Elites Club who hold their regular meetings in the New Baltimore Town Hall, stay tuned for the revelations about that tribe.

Custody of evidence seems to be pretty shoddy there, too. What happens during all these so-called “drug raids,” even the botched up ones (almost all of them)? With the slipshod chain of custody procedures in the Coeymans Police Department it’s pretty easy for some of the whacky-weed or other stuff to avoid inventory or simply disappear. From where we’re observing it seems the fox watching the chickens!

We get regular updates from the FBI on investigations, prosecutions, and sentencing. Here’s a recent blurb on a police officer who got nabbed:

Coeymans PD's Gerald Deluca "Dirty Hands Jerry"

Coeymans PD’s Gerald Deluca
“Dirty Hands Jerry”

DALLAS—Brent Dickey, 42, a former officer with the Alvarado, Texas Police Department, appeared in federal court today and pleaded guilty to an Information charging one count of misprision of a felony. He faces a maximum statutory penalty of three years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine. Dickey, a resident of Burleson, Texas, will remain on bond pending sentencing, which is set for January 8, 2014, before U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade. Today’s announcement was made by U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas.

According to documents filed in the case, in February 2010, Dickey was assigned to the Stop The Offender Program-Special Crimes Unit (STOP-SCU), a Johnson County law enforcement task force that investigated drug crimes occurring in the county. Dickey knew that a particular individual, Person A, was unlawfully distributing anabolic steroids, and he failed to make this felony known to some judge or other person in civil or military authority under the United States, such as a federal grand jury or an FBI agent.

That’s just the tip of the iceberg. Searching the FBI site brings up dozens of cases where persons are prosecuted for having knowledge of a crime but doing nothing about it. It far more serious when it happens in public office, especially in law enforcement, and it’s apparently happening Guess where? Yup! Right under your noses.

If you want to read more about the FBI’s investigations and prosecutions of the federal misprision law click on the links below:

We’ve got just about every crime in the book going on right here, right under your noses: Violation of protected rights, violations of civil rights, obstruction of justice, misuse of public office.

You name it, we’ll find it.

We'll let the dogs out on ya! We gonna gitcha!

We’ll let the dogs out on ya!
We gonna gitcha!

Do you think that’s why the village of Ravena and the Coeymans Police Department are so uncooperative when you ask for information? Think twice when they tell you your request is ready and check it twice because it’s likely to be a ton of paper but no information, especially if it’s coming out of the Ravena village offices or from the Coeymans Police Department.

Mayor B'runo's Biological Weapon for Infecting Coeymans Martin "Marty" Case

Mayor Bruno’s Biological Weapon for Infecting Coeymans
Martin “Marty” Case

And do you think it’s going to get any better if Ravena mayor John Bruno’s lackeys like Marty Case (sitting member of the Ravena village board) or any more relatives of Coeymans police department employees get hired to work in the Coeymans PD, or if Coeymans police chief’s good girlie friend, Michelle Maddige, gets into the Coeymans Clerk’s office? By the way, Ms Maddige hasn’t got a lick of experience or education that would qualify her for the position of town Clerk, how is it she’s even on the ballot? Most candidates for the elected office of Town Clerk have at least worked in the Clerk’s office for 5-10 years before they even think about being qualified to run! Think there’s something fishy going on? Especially after they rushed to get Maddige on the Coeymans planning board almost overnight so they could say in her candidate’s propaganda that she is on a Coeymans board, at least. That’s a pretty dirty trick, don’t you think so?

Kerry Thompson, too, would never have gotten away with what he does in Coeymans if he tried it on Craig Apple’s watch. Say, Kerry, isn’t your son one of the new Coeymans police trainees? But we’re going to do a special issue on Incest is Best in Coeymans, especially in the Coeymans PD.

Good news is that the good news is getting out there and the proof is that the incumbents and their lackeys got their arses kicked in the primaries. Thank you voters! Thank you for waking up and smelling the burnt coffee!

Does a number on your nose.

Does a number on your nose.

If these cases are brought in federal court there will be no saving them. Albany County DA has pissed off at least 3 federal judges and wouldn’t be able to save his own Black ass let alone be able to get special favors or deals for his white-trash honky tools in Coeymans.

So Coeymans police officers and employees, how long are you going to keep your mouths shut about what you see and hear in the Coeymanazi Pork Dive called the Coeymans Police Department? Are you willing to take the risk and the rap for Deluca and Darlington and their cronies?

Play dat card for yo daddy!

Play dat card for yo daddy!

That sort of criminal activity would be highly unlikely on Craig Apple’s, Albany County Sheriff, or Greg Sealy’s, Greene County Sheriff, nor on Terry Wilhelm’s, Greene County DA, watch. Why, because they’re pro’s who run professional teams. Unlike the Caver-in-Chief, Barak “Oreo” Obama, who was expressed to the White House by the democrats flashing the race ticket on the soul-train, or Albany County DA P. David Soares, who took the same soul-train using the same race ticket, Apple, Sealy, and Wilhelm ran and won on their merits without the backroom deals brewed in Albany by the Dem Machine.

Joan R. of New Baltimore having a good-hair-day.

Joan R. of New Baltimore having a good-hair-day.

And speaking of sheriffs. This one’s for Joan and Robert Ross of New Baltimore, NY: We hear you’ve been naughty again and the Greene County Sheriff has been trying to contact you. We know you were in town because we saw you but the sheriff’s deputy says you’re not answering your door when he came by three different times. Why is that, Joan, Robbie? Fess up and answer your door when the deputy knocks, he’s not going to give up, you know. We’re going to dedicate a special issue to Joan Ross’ addiction to this blog and her cut-and-paste emails. Seem’s Joanie is our best promoter but as usual for the wrong reasons. So, Joan and Robbie, you can run but you can’t hide. Just answer the door and take your medicine.

Open Wide, Double-wide!! The Editor

Open Wide, Double-wide!!
The Editor

“Qui tacet consentire videtur ubi loqui debuit ac potuit.”
“Silence is admission when when the accused ought to have spoken and was able to.”

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Local Rape! Lady Justice Brutally Attacked in Coeymans!

Warning: If you are a student or a minor, please leave this page NOW or get your parent to supervise your visit!

“Qui tacet consentire videtur ubi loqui debuit ac potuit.”
“Silence is admission when when the accused ought to have defended himself.”
or
How many federal judges’ shit lists can one Albany County DA be on, anyway?
or
How much longer will they be able to thumb their noses to the
Attorney General and the FBI?

How much longer will their godfathers protect them?


In a Recent Travesty of Justice
in the Coeymans Town Court

Lady Liberty Wept as Lady Justice was Brutally Violated

Albany CountyWhere Justice Weeps

Albany County
Where Justice Weeps

The cast of characters and the action plot sounds like something out of a low-budget crime film.
But you really can’t make this kind of stuff up.

Cast of Characters

drama-masks-The Coeymans Police Department

Stephen Flach
Supervisor Of The Town Of Coeymans
* Gregory Darlington a.k.a. Dodo-Cop *
Chief of the Coeymans Police Department
Daniel Contento
A Police Officer with The Coeymans Police Department
* Gerald “Dirty-Hands Jerry” Deluca A.K.A. Bobo-Cop *
A Police Investigator with the Coeymans Police Department
Steven Prokrym (a.k.a. Steve Pro-Crime)
A Police Investigator with the Coeymans Police Department
Jason Albert
A Coeymans Police Officer
Peter Mckenna
A Coeymans Police Officer

 Office of the Albany County District Attorney

* P. David Soares *
Albany County DA
* Steven M. Sharp *
Assistant Albany County DA
Bernard Amador
Crime Victims Caseworker, Crime Victim and Sexual Violence Center
Kenneth C. Weafer
FormerAssistant Albany County DA

The Albany County Sheriff’s Department

Craig D. Apple
Albany County Sheriff
Eric Barnes
Albany County Sheriff Department Detective
Mark Defrancesco
Albany County Sheriff Department Investigator
William Rice
Albany County Sheriff Department Investigator

The Shysters

* Brian W. Devane *
An Albany Criminal Defense Attorney
* Michael J. Biscone *
A Ravena Attorney

The Perps

** Scott M. Lendin **
An Altamont Thief, Trespasser, Vandal Operating in Coeymans
* Wesley J. Fletcher *
A Selkirk Henchman of Scott Linden

The Judges

* George J. Dardiani *
A Coeymans Town Justice
** Phillip A. Crandall **
A Coeymans Town Justice

The Victims

Two Coeymans Businesspersons
The Coeymans Community
Albany County Residents

The Charges

criminal chargesPL  140.05 Trespass
A person is guilty of trespass when he knowingly enters or remains unlawfully in or upon premises.
PL 145.00(3) Criminal Mischief 4th
A person is guilty of criminal mischief in the fourth degree when, having no right to do so nor any reasonable ground to believe that he or she has such right, he or she: Recklessly damages property of another person in an amount exceeding two hundred dollars.
PL 155.30 Grand Larceny 4th
A person is guilty of Grand Larceny in the fourth degree when he steals property and when the value of the property exceeds one hundred dollars and the property consists of a motor vehicle, as defined under section one hundred twenty-five of the vehicle and traffic law, other than a motorcycle, as defined in section one hundred twenty-three of such law.

Background

screenplayIn their depositions, the victims state that Scott M. Lendin was told to leave the victims’ property and to stay away. Lendin trespassed and committed the other alleged crimes. The depositions allege that Lendin, while trespassing and attempting to remove a motor vehicle from the victim’s property, damaged several other vehicles, amounting to more than $1200 in repairs, and that Lendin, while trespassing, stole a motor vehicle from the victims’ property.
On information and belief, Lendin also stole a computer from a construction vehicle belonging to a local construction company. On investigation the theft was confirmed. Lendin installed the computer in a similar vehicle and sold that vehicle. He was never charged with the theft (the company made an insurance claim, got paid, and didn’t follow up. Neither did the police!).

A disturbing aspect of this case is the fact that Lendin allegedly bragged to local business owners about what he had done, claiming he’d never be caught and that he had friends in the Bethlehem police department.

Another disturbing aspect of this case is the fact that the case was in Steve Prokrym’s hands but somewhere along the line it was reassigned to Gerald “Dirty-Hands Jerry” Deluca, with the approval of his boss, DoDo-Cop Gregory Darlington, could sit on a case for months, obstructing justice, and not be disciplined, fired, or brought up on criminal obstruction charges! But it seems to us that there was a conspiracy in progress and Deluca was the one to make sure the retaliation was effective. How does that work? Would it work for you or me? And what about the cops who knew what was going on, all about the retaliation etc., Contento, Crosier, and others? Weren’t they obstructing justice?

Is Kerry Thompson a Mole in the Sheriff's Department?

Is Kerry Thompson a Mole in the Sheriff’s Department?

And then there’s the mole in the Albany County Sheriff’s Department, Kerry Thompson, who is Gregory “DoDo-Cop” Darlington’s personal assistant and married to Darlington’s sister. Smell a rat or a whole nest of them yet?

Yes! We should remove that mole!

Yes! We should remove that mole!

And what about the theft of the computer from Fink’s? The police know about that but haven’t gone after Lendin. Facts are the computer was stolen, Finks knew about it and filed an insurance claim and got paid. Lendin allegedly admits to the theft. Why doesn’t the insurance company go after Lendin to recover for the amount paid in the claim? Have Lendin arrested and charged? What’s going on here? In fact, we have received unconfirmed reports that the actual bulldozer (and the computer?) are on Scott Lendin’s property at this very time! Where are the police investigators now?

The Outrageous Events

The Failure of the Coeymans Police Department: The Coeymans Police Department managed to take the complaint, but sat on it for months despite numerous calls to chief Gregory Darlington and others in the Coeymans P.D., even to supervisor Stephen Flach. According to a member of the Coeymans P.D., Gerald “Dirty-Hands Jerry” Deluca sat on the paperwork for months and did nothing.

The Intervention of the Albany County Sheriff’s Department: Thanks to the professionals in the Albany County Sheriff’s Department under the leadership of Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple, the Coeymans police department was forced to do something. If it weren’t for Sheriff Craig Apple and investigators Eric Barnes, William Rice, Mark DeFrancesco the victims’ rights would have amounted to zilch, nada, zero, and the perp, Scott Lendin, with his “friends in law enforcement” would have walked…thanks to Coeymans town Justice Phillip A. Crandall and the bozos at the Albany DA’s office, Lendin pretty much walked anyway.

The Charging, Arraignment and Arrest of Scott Lendin: Despite having taken the complaint and after Jerry Deluca sat on it for months, the perp Scott Lendin, was finally charged, arraigned and arrested. But that was only after the victims asked the Albany County Sheriff to get involved.

The Albany County District Attorney’s Plea Bargain: After all was said and done, and after more than a full year had lapsed, it took the bozos from the Albany County District Attorney’s office and a no-balls Coeymans judge to violate every orifice Lady Justice owns. P. David Soares treated Lady Justice like a common whore, and Coeymans town justice held her down while assistant DAs Weafer and Sharp had their way with her. Shame on you! Scott Lendin and his friends in law enforcement (Deluca, Darlington) stood by and snickered. Coeymans town Supervisor Stephen Flach  stood by and made believe nothing was happening.

no-balls-no-brilliance-Phillip A. Crandall’s Acceptance of the Plea: Coeymans town justice Phillip A. Crandall made a mockery of the judiciary and of his oath of office by sitting on the case knowing that there were local politics and agendas involved. Crandall is just as much a criminal as Soares, Weafer, Sharp, Deluca and Darlington are. They were all involved in a scandalous conspiracy to pervert justice. This was a clear example of abuse of, misuse of the public’s trust, and a corruption of public office.

The Release on a Ridiculously Reduced Charge: So you have a self-confessed thief on the loose, thanks to the Coeymans Police Department, the Albany County DA, and the Coeymans town court, the dishonorable Phillip A Crandall, presiding.

What message does that send to the rest of us when we know that someone can come on your property multiple times after being thrown off, to steal your property and, while perpetrating the theft, damages other property, and who admits yet another theft yet goes free as a bird? What does that mean to this community?

cryng libertyThe Abandonment of the Victims’ Rights: The business operators and property owners in the town of Coeymans, the victims, taxpayers to the max, people who support the Coeymans and greater regional community, have been abused by the very agencies whose salaries they are paying: the Coeymans P.D., the town of Coeymans administration, the Coeymans town court and its bozo Coeymans town  justices. That’s a real engraved invitation to business to stay out of the area, don’t you think so? Who’d want to go through all of that and then pay our property, school, and other taxes? With Soares and his monkeys in Albany, and with the thugs in the Coeymans police department, and the no-balls Coeymans town justices, the law-abiding resident, much less the business owner in the town of Coeymans, don’t have the chances of a snowball in hell!

But there was also a caseworker from the Crime Victim and Sexual Violence Center,  a Bernard Amador, who was supposed to be coordinating restitution for the losses caused to the victims by the thief, Scott Lendin. That part of it was also screwed up by the Coeymans police department when they couldn’t figure out the amount of the damages, despite the fact they had it in the complaint documents. So, the make it easy on their dumbasses, they simply reported “more than $1” ( the actual amount of damage done to property was more than $1200!). Assistant DA Stephen Sharpe was just as big a dimwit as the Coeymans cops! So, after all is said and done, Bernard Amador derailed and crashed, too! All of these morons and idiots are being paid by taxpayers!

The Conclusion

First of all, the Coeymans police department under it incompetent chief Gregory Darlington fell flat on their fat faces and, again, were a scandalous embarrassment to this community, and to the Albany County Sheriff’s Department and to the New York State Police, and to law enforcement, generally. It’s a rotten shame that the few decent cops in the Coeymans police department have to carry the stench of Darlington, Deluca, Thompson, Johnson bobos in the department. But, as the saying goes, you lie with dogs you wake up with fleas. Sorry boys!

cut throatThe fact that Gerald “Dirty-Hands Jerry” Deluca a.k.a. BoBo-Cop, sat on the case and the paperwork lay on his desk for more than 3 months without him having lifted a fat finger would be grounds enough anywhere else to can his fat ass. But in Coeymans, under DoDo-Cop Darlington and the impotent and feeble mindless “leadership” in the town of Coeymans Deluca got away with his passive retaliation, that is, until outside professionals were brought in.

Craig D. Apple Sr.Alabany County Sheriff

Craig D. Apple Sr.
Albany County Sheriff

It is to the great credit of Craig Apple, Albany County Sheriff, and his detectives, investigators, and deputies, that he was able to get involved and, despite having his hands tied by jurisdictional courtesies, was able to shake up the Coeymans police department and get Dodo-Cop Darlington to start doing some chiefing and get his team of bobos off their triple-digit asses, and catch a criminal. Sheriff Apple got right on the case and assigned real professionals to start the investigation that the Coeymans police department was either unable or unwilling to do. Only after Apple’s department and personnel were involved did the investigation start, the warrants issued, and the perp, Scott Lendin, apprehended, arrained…but that’s where it got dicey, thanks to the Albany County DA P[udenda] David Soares, assistant DA Kenneth C. Weafer, assistant DA Stephen M. Sharp, and local shysters Michael J. Biscone (Ravena) and Brian W. Devane (Delmar) managed to intimidate local town justices George Dardiani and Phillip Crandall. Soares’ little gremlins Weafer and Sharp managed to further damage the community’s confidence in law enforcement and in the justice system by playing into the hands of the criminal and telling the victims to take a hike. The arranged a plea bargain and never even communicated to the victims what was going on. The Coeymans police were just as stupid because they managed to screw everything up from the very start, but couldn’t even get the paperwork right even after three attempts!

So, when the perp, Scott Lendin was finally brought in to face the charges of trespass, criminal mischief, and grand larceny, he had already been dumped by the shyster Michael Biscone, and was represented by shyster Devane. Meanwhile, the DA’s office was totally confused and one hand didn’t know what the other was doing, so they did what they do best: help their friends (the criminals) and make a deal.

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 When assistant DA Stephen M. Sharp was asked by the victims after the plea bargain was accepted by Coeymans town justice, Sharp’s reply was: “I don’t know anything about it.” Makes you want to ask then, “What in hell are you doing here, then? Who does?” Apparently, assistant DA Kenneth C. Weafer was on the case, left the DA’s office, and somewhere along the line Sharp was assigned to the case…and did NOTHING. There you are! P[udenda] David Soares, the Dodo-DA, at his best and at the taxpayers’ expense. [Monkey] Business as usual.

Albany County JusticeCoeymans Style

Albany County Justice
Coeymans Style

But no-balls Phillip Crandall, the judge on the case, dropped the ball all together. How could Crandall, having been involved in the case once it had started moving, after Coeymans town justice Dardiani got a mouthful from shyster Michael Biscone, who refused to bring in his client because the Coeymans police had screwed up the paperwork (according to a reliable source in the Coeymans police department who asked to remain unidentified, there was no problem with the paperwork…they had their “orders” and had to do what they were told). No-balls George Dardiani took it like a real wimp, and Biscone and Lendin went free for another day. Dardiani subsequently was no longer on the case when no-balls Crandall came on board.
So, after all was said and done. The perp walks, and the DA tells the victims that they have to go after Lendin in civil court to recover their damages. Great work DA DoDo’s.
Meanwhile, the Coeymans police are going after old ladies, pretty girls, and rowdy high-school kids. And you, the taxpayers of this community, are footing the bill for shoddy amateur police work, retaliation, intimidation to the tune of about $1,000,000 a year. Makes you feel real good, doesn’t it?

Epilogue

This is bizarre: Where was the Police Blotter entry on this crime and botched investigation? We don’t seem to be able to find it in the News Herald or anywhere! And where was the local media coverage. There were police all over the place once the Sheriff got involved. No Times Useless. No News Herald. No News 6, 10, 13. No reporters and cameras showing up for the arraignment of a real criminal! Why was that? Don’t you wonder why the place is lousy with reporters in some minor instances but in others, they’re nowhere to be found? Looks like the news media is in cahoots with the DA and the other criminals in the county. [Editor’s Note: If any of our readers saw a report in any local news media, please let us know. We’d be very interested in correcting our inability to find anything.]

no-justicePhillip A. Crandall has a reputation for being some sort of religious crusader and is attracting some criticism that his version of Christian practice is to go easy on criminals. That’s not how it works, Philly! Perhaps if you had any knowledge of jurisprudence or of the law or of judicial ethics you’d know that your sole function is to interpret the law fairly and impartially. Fairly and impartially means you leave all of your personal baggage at the door when you put on the robes of the judiciary. You took an oath of office and if you can’t do the job, then RESIGN!

Same goes for Coeymans town supervisor Stephen Flach. If you can’t leave your pulpit and be a tough administrator, then RESIGN, Stevey. You have taken an oath of office and if you can’t fill the shoes and get tough with the town employees and other officials, including your own town board, the Coeymans police department and the town courts and their dizzy town justices, then RESIGN.

But after all is said and done, there is a bright side, a positive side. While they may have turned a petty, small time thief loose, at least we know about Scott Lendin, he’s a marked man now. So the bright side, the good news is that at least we have all the real criminals consolidated in places where we can keep a close watch on them. The real criminals are all together in two places: the Office of the Albany County District Attorney and the Coeymans Police Department.

Postscript

Logo_PSOur readers will recall that we reported on the harassment of a local woman business owner by Joseph Tracey, Josephine Tracey-O’Connor’s demented father, over Josie’s “He called-me-fat-dance” at the high-school last May. We shared with you the fact that when the woman tried to file a complaint against Joe Tracey, Coeymans police chief Darlington’s “personal assistant” Kerry Thompson refused to take the complaint. In confidence, a female Coeymans police officer, who requested to remain anonymous, allegedly contacted the victim and told her Thompson should have, had to take the complaint and that she, the officer, was going to put the information in the file. Wonder where that file ended up? Any ideas, Jerry Deluca? How about you, Gregory Darlington?

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