Sunday, June 06, 2010

Rahn May Sue Greece Up The Yin-Yang ...

  
... If Loszynski Report erroneously blames Rahn for unsupported allegations.

"I caution you to read that report very carefully because if there is one misstatement or unsupported innuendo, which is incorrect, I will not hesitate to advise my client to sue the town of Greece, you, and Loszynski ... It would be totally irrelevant and transparent in terms of them attempting to justify the million dollars that they spent to bring Merritt Rahn down,"  ~~ Rahn's attorney, John Parrinello

"We have promised residents that there would be a public report when everything was done." ~~ Jeff McCann, Deputy Supervisor

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SCATS ~~ Where, oh where have Jack Auberger & "I Am Him" Firkins gone? Neither one ever comments any more. Maybe that memory problem is contagious ;)
 
  

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'd like to see NGN invite Rahn, Parrinello and Auberger the night that juror 9 talks. I'd pay to see that!

Anonymous said...

I hope Auberger runs for one more term. (He will win of course) By then chief Baxter will have proven his worth and he can then be elected supervisor. And shortly thereafter, he can begin his campaign to take over the school system. See, there is hope for Greece central

SCATS said...

To 1:35PM ~~ Seriously?

Anonymous said...

The lawyer must have a personal stake in this public disclosure of the report. Why else would he be doing this action for free? Many of the "person to be sentenced" actions are connected to this lawyer. This is a desperate act to stop disclosure, hoping to rely on the usual cowardice of the Greece leadership. He will probably get his way.
Supposedly the notice was in a letter that was sent to Greece town hall and information given by the lawyer to the media. It is not even an affidavit that was served as part of a legal petition or notice or procedure. It is only a threat or "fair warning". Greece leaders should proceed as they had planned until they get a true legal notice.
What will they do?
If the lawyer could have petitioned for an injunction that would prohibit the disclosure of the report or a redacted report, he would have. The person of standing to be allegedly injured due to the release of the report would supposedly have been his client. Obviously there was not enough evidence for the request of a temporary injunction, so Greece can release the report making sure everything in it is true.

SCATS said...

To 4:05PM ~~ I believe the lawyer is doing his job to see to whatever is in the best interests of his client.

The Greece community was told early-on by town administrators that we would NEVER see the full report. At best, we'll get redacted dribs 'n drabs that will be nearly meaningless. I'll bet my catnip on it.

Anonymous said...

Firkins is looking for another job

Anonymous said...

Good! Maybe she can take Jack along with her.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Firkins is looking for another job 6/06/2010 5:31 PM

You wish. There are plenty more lucrative tile jobs for her hubby to conquer before they have redone every town hall in New York State.

Those fancy schmancy tiles at your own Greece Town mall paid for her retirement home in Hawaii and her villa in Italy.

When she's done, you'll know it.

Caio!

Anonymous said...

To Scats at 4:38
What is also meaningless is a letter to Auberger that is fed to the press to try to intimidate the town government from releasing the report. If it had merit it would have been properly served and been filed with the appropriate civil court as a petition to temporary injunction. This is just a trial balloon. There is a law against threatening public officials in New York State. That letter comes close.
According to quotes from previous D and C articles, the long-awaited report is more illustrative of a systemic problem with the procedures of the police department and that is why his lawyer is trying to get them to keep it hidden. ( There will be an appeal of his verdict. He may be released and need some esteem to get a job and live in a community.)
If there was a widespread problem the head could be seen as responsible. Some would say the head of the police was ultimately at fault. Others might say the fault belongs further up the town government.

Anonymous said...

Be serious, did anyone really expect to see the full report anyways?
A full and unbias report would be too painful for everyone to read who lives in Greece.

With the threat of a lawsuit by Meritt towards the town, why would anyone be surprised by that article. JP would not be doing his job without making a statement like he did in the paper.

In court we heard a great deal about the 850k report but the only time we ever heard anything that could of come from the report was; word for word interviews that were taken by the author and friends.

I asked this before; Does this report include all the interviews that the author and friends had with various witnesses be in this 850k report?

If so, then I guess I be questioning the unbias aspect of the report by some of the responses by various witnesses and those should be on record now.

Chuck Male, aka: Juror 9

Anonymous said...

To: 1:35pm: Well I will admit that Augie has got himself one white feather in his cap with Mr. Baxter's appointment to GPD Chief.
But I can see your point, one nice looking white feather in more than a decade is pretty nice to think about and see!

I will also say it again, if the Rahn trial was before the election; Well then we be calling Mr. Maloney our Town Supervisor.

If you could have only sat there and listened for 4.5 weeks, I think you wouldn't be so high on Augie and other Town officials or retired officials from the Town.

Chuck Male, aka: Juror 9

SCATS said...

To 9:07PM ~~ Relying on quotes from previous D&C articles is pretty much like relying on Auberger or McCann to answer your questions. The D&C only knows what they are told. Consider who told them and you'll get my point ;)

SCATS said...

To Chuck Male ~~ I just want to point out that Loszynski's investigation & report have cost us much in excess of $1 million if one were to take into account the court costs, other lawsuits we will be facing and settling, lost wages by those who had to testify, etc. That $850,000 will look like a bargain if we were to ever add up all the expenses.

Anonymous said...

Scats: I have a question about something I heard but can't remember who told me, (there I go, saying I don't remember)!
I heard that Monroe County was actually going to do the investigation and hire someone to do a report, (very similar to the Loszynski's investigation & report).
I also heard that Augie caught wind of this and was the one who dicided to have the Town of Greece hire someone to do the investigation and make a report.

I heard by the Town doing this vs. Monroe County, it cost the Town of Greece the full price tag vs. Monroe County picking up the tab.
I also heard if Monroe County hired someone and did a report, it would of been mandatory to file the report so everyone was able to see it vs. the Town of Greece making the decision if anyone will ever be able to see any of the report or just parts of it.

Any truth or just urban legend?

Chuck Male, aka: Juror 9

Anonymous said...

Here is a link to the article from May.

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/article/20100525/NEWS01/5250323/Greece-police-report-to-point-out-failings

The quotes were from Loszynski. They were direct quotes, not just a paraphrase. Unless there has been a retraction, that is what he said. It seems quite clear. Let's hope the report is released.

SCATS said...

To Chuck ~~ I hadn't heard about the county doing the investigation but there was a lot of talk about Loszynski's connection to Maggie Brooks & her hubby, a former cop. Maybe you've just brought light onto why there was so much discussion of that angle, hmmm ...

In my mind, I always thought that the State Police or DA's office or similar should have done the investigation. In that case, the Town of Greece wouldn't have swallowed the bill because it would have come from the County or maybe even NY state coffers.

SCATS said...

To 11:08PM ~~ The quote from Loszynski contains a few key words: "in my estimation" which basically means it's his opinion. Of course, you also have to remember that Loszynski was brought in specifically to get rid of Rahn, whether that's how it's been explained to the peons or not. If his purpose was to clean up GPD, I believe he not only failed to do so, but I believe we the taxpayers got ripped off since the job could have been done by State Police or others and not been paid for just by Greece.

Anonymous said...

"the Town of Greece wouldn't have swallowed the bill because it would have come from the County or maybe even NY state coffers."
Just like state aid for school expenses ...it is all from my pocket. Maybe the rest of the state didn't want to help clean up our mess. Is there any other district or town in the state that has as many problems?

SCATS said...

To 11:33PM ~~ I was thinking about that as I typed it. The impact of the bill would have been a bit more diluted on each of our pockets was the point I was trying to make.

Anonymous said...

Why is it that anything regarding this situation other than the big "justice is done" statement from Jack Ash, he has McCann do all the talking. Is he even in town? Where is he and why isn't he working?

Anonymous said...

I read Parinello's letter as a threat. "If your report says something Merit doesn't like, I'll sue you." I'd tell him to go pound salt.

@11:07-Did John Parinello feed you that information? It would appear to me that if you "heard" such a detailed synopsis that you would clearly recall who was standing right there in front of you speaking all those words.

I know you don't approve of convenient forgetfullness (as professed by yourself with your rightful disappointment in Auberger pulling that same thing) so I'll assume you really do know who you had such a lengthy conversation with and that you'll share it with all of us.

Anonymous said...

1, John Parinello is a member of the Criminal Defense Bar, NOT a civil litigator.

2, This threat has all the value of used toilet paper for any purpose other than getting pressure put on Afronti and Team Green.

3, Parinello mounted no defense case, either because Rahn ran out of money or beciuse there was no case to offer. John damn well knew with his experience the jury was going to convict for something just because of the amount of crap that had been piled at Rahn's feet.

4, Rahn has effectively become a joke! Team Green intends to ask he get more time than Nick Joseph, they offered a deal before trial for 2 years and Rahn turned it down.

5, Rahn is still keeping his mouth shut. That is very interesting given the cards he holds. The threat is if he gets time his mouth will open wide and talk nonstop. The perfect place for this to happen is in a civil trial or EBT.

6, at this writing no 50E has been filed by Rahn against Greece.

SCATS said...

To 10:59PM ~~ What is EBT?

Anonymous said...

I get a real kick out these jurors being experts. All they know is what Doorley and Parrinello wanted them to know, they dont know the whole story. Too bad the people on the witness stand could not just talk and explain everything.

Anonymous said...

To scats question What is EBT?
Examination before trial.
civil cases.

Looked up 50E since i didn't have a clue. "With regard to a claim against a municipality such as the City of New York, the provisions of Section 50-e of the General Municipal Law(GML) control. That section generally states that as a condition precedent to commencing a lawsuit against the municipality, the plaintiff must file a Notice of Claim within 90 days. §50(e)(1)"
So as I said before this letter is just a show of force from Rahn to try to keep the report quiet. There has been no service of any petition to stop the publication of the report. This is just a threat to sue if it comes out. He will not follow through because he owes many people money as well as his whole family. This is the kind of case that gets no money for the lawyer unless it is won and there is no chance. And the request for an injunction to stop the release would cost money since it is not like suing for damages.

Anonymous said...

EBT
In my line of work, it stands for Electronic Banking Transfer.

SCATS said...

To 4:28PM ~~ THANK YOU! That's the one I've heard before and couldn't recall it completely. Now, I can sleep at night :)