Ousted official lacks permit to occupy his property
Published: Monday, February 1, 2010-Daily Local News:
It’s not only Barry DiLibero. There is also former Modena Mayor Theresa DiLibero:
1 / Perjury/Election Code (25§3502)
2 / False Swearing-Mislead Public Servant (18§4903§§A2)
3 / Unsworn Fals Auth Written Stmt (18§4904§§A1)
4 / False Statement/Under Penalty (18§4904§§B)
5 / Unlawful Voting (25§3533)
When a public official makes a false claim for residency I believe that it is usually to gain influence. I don’t have a personal interest in West Vincent Township or even Modena. But I do believe that the City of Coatesville has and has had a slew of public officials that lived elsewhere holding offices that required residency.
Coatesville is a tightly knit community. I drive around town and just observe. When you know people looking around makes a difference. You don’t follow the money here as much as follow the connections between people. I ask around about who is related to who. What people were friends as children; what organizations they belong to and so on. The answers to all of those questions combined with court records, deed records, criminal records, public statements and news articles can bring lots of pieces to the big puzzle together.
Maintaining the elaborate fiction that is sometimes needed to claim to live where you do not can take a lot of effort. More effort to maintain the illusion of residency usually means a bigger payoff for maintaining that illusion. There is a pot of gold to be found.
You can learn a lot just by following the connections between people in Coatesville; but maybe not enough to convict in a Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organization trial. You need a money trail. Maybe the Chester County detectives and FBI forensic audit into the finances of the City of Coatesville will put some dollar signs to those connections between people.
“I’m not saying these guys, I’m just saying in general — but in every organized white-collar crime, you have to have a group of people bound by relationships that everybody believes are indestructible,” said Mr. Antar, 62, who was the chief financial officer of the Crazy Eddie discount electronics chain and the cousin of its namesake, Eddie Antar, who was also convicted of fraud.
Being tight-knit — normally considered a plus for any group — “that can work both ways,” he said. Cautioning again that he was speaking hypothetically, he added: 'When the F.B.I. gets a good grip on a guy who belongs to a network like that, it’s like, they can pull the string and the whole thing unravels.”