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I believe an unlikely mix of alleged drug trafficking related politicos and alleged white nationalist related politicos united to elect the infamous “Bloc of Four” in the abysmal voter turnout election of 2005. During their four year term the drug business was good again and white nationalists used Coatesville as an example on white supremacist websites like “Stormfront”. Strong community organization and support from law enforcement, in particular Chester County District Attorney Joseph W. Carroll has begun to turn our community around. The Chester County drug trafficking that I believe centers on Coatesville continues and I believe we still have public officials in place that profit from the drug sales. But the people here are amazing and continue to work against the odds to make Coatesville a good place to live.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Why is Linda Lavender Norris President of Coatesville City Council?

Patsy Ray was allegedly set up as Coatesville City Council president by people who believed she would be a spectacular failure and the Coatesville City Council would be rid of her. 

It didn't work out that way. Instead the drug business was good again in Coatesville and Coatesville nearly burned down.

Now we have Coatesville City Council President Linda Lavender Norris. I don't know if she was put in because some people think they have influence over her. I don't know if  they think she will be a spectacular failure. 

I don't know exactly what to expect.

I do know what she has done in the past:

I was in the courtroom when Linda Lavender’s petition signatures to be on the ballot for Magistrate Justice in Coatesville’s Magisterial Court 15-1-03 were challenged. 

Ms. Lavender worked as a legislative aid, and is still employed as a legislative aid for Tim Hennessey. 

It’s illegal to run for Magistrate Judge while employed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or the Federal Government. 

Do you work for Representative Tim Hennessey in his Coatesville Office?

Linda Lavender, “I work for the Pennsylvania House Republican Caucus.”

Do you work for Tim Hennessey?

Judge Ott, “What does it say at the top of your paycheck?”

Linda Lavender, “I work for the Pennsylvania House Republican Caucus.”

Judge Ott, “Does it say, ‘Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’ at the top of your paycheck?”

Linda Lavender, “Yes.”

FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2009 
Lavender Running Illegally 
A news article in today’s Daily Local News concerning the elections for MDJ in Coatesville’s Magisterial Court 15-1-03; the Daily Local News failed to point out that it is illegal to run for office as District Magistrate Judge and be employed by a government agency at the same time. 

More At:http://coatesvilledems.blogspot.com/2009/05/lavender-running-illegally.html

WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 2009 
When asked if she goes to PA 26 Rep Hennessey’s office Patsy Ray said, "I go there and I can go there any day of the week " 
From the Coatesville City Council meeting of July 24, 2006 
Linda Lavender is running for Municipal District Judge even though she works for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as Tim Hennessey’s Legislative assistant in Hennessey's Coatesville office.  
In court, when her petition signatures were challenged; (she did not make any ballot) her answer to Judge Ott’s question as to “what is at the top of your pay check?” was “Commonwealth of Pennsylvania". Judicial candidates cannot hold a government job and run for election. Lavender is running for Judge anyway.  
I guess she does not understand that in the extremely remote possibility of her winning she would be removed and the Governor would appoint.  
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I now believe that Mosaic Development Partners was created as a shell company and designed to fail. And when it failed Mosaic would sell to a power company such as the one backed by then Coatesville Solicitor Andrew Lehr and then Coatesville City Manager Harry Walker. 

Sunday, May 10, 2009 
Michael T Whitlow's law office in Coatesville was and still is a sort of hot traffic spot for several city council members including Patsy Ray and Kareem Johnson.  
Patsy Ray publicly stated at a city council meeting that she gets out of bed every morning at eleven thirty and drives to PA State Rep. Tim Hennessey's office in Coatesville. She stated that she spends the afternoon at Hennessey's Coatesville Office with her friends, Tim Hennessey's Legislative Assistant, Linda Lavender and Kareem Johnson’s sister; Lisa Johnson, Hennessey’s Administrative Assistant.  
Lavender also had an alleged association with Whitlow. I have even witnessed Lavender and Michael Whitlow going in and out of her employer Rep. Tim Hennessey's office each carrying cardboard file boxes. I could not tell what was in the boxes.  
Tim Hennessey's Legislative Assistant Linda Lavender also allegedly spent many days in Whitlow's office in Coatesville at 118 E Lincoln Highway.  
Tim Hennessey's Legislative Assistant Linda Lavender also sat in at least one Executive Committee Meeting at City Council Meetings.  
So we have at the very least an alleged person to person link between Tim Hennessey's office staff, at least two Coatesville city council members and Michael Whitlow.  
There is also an alleged person to person business link between Michael Whitlow and Mosaic Development Partners, LLC's owner, Leslie Smallwood. Leslie Smallwood was disbarred in Pennsylvania and New Jersey for "knowingly misappropriating clients' trust funds in the amount of at least $139,500. Smallwood's co-council representing that unfortunate client was alleged to be Michael T Whitlow.  
So allegedly, Smallwood and Whitlow had a business relationship well before the creation of Mosaic Development Partners, LLC on July 7, 2008.  
Did Smallwood, Lehr, Walker, Johnson, Ray and Lavender know each other through Whitlow before Mosaic was created?  
Mosaic Development Partners, LLC was created on July 7, 2008 at 4950 PARKSIDE AVE STE 506, PHILADELPHIA PA 19131 just two weeks before they made their pitch to develop the flats at the Coatesville RDA meeting on July 21, 2008. 
Was Mosaic Development Partners, LLC created for the purpose of buying the "flats"? 
Did Andrew Lehr or Harry Walker or Linda Lavender or Patsy Ray or Kareem Johnson have a hand in the creation of Mosaic?

Whitlow’s office was almost a branch of the Coatesville City Hall. The connection with Mosaic Partners is that Whitlow was a partner of Leslie Smallwood in the case that led to her disbarment in 2002. 

The fact that he passed away has no bearing on an alleged connection between Smallwood, Whitlow and the City of Coatesville government. The only thing that matters is they knew each other very well. I am not saying that it happened this way but there would have been plenty of time to hatch a plan to develop the flats in Whitlow’s office and like I said some of Coatesville public officials were seen going in and out of Whitlow’s office many times over. Michael Whitlow may have had nothing to do with Mosaic’s plans for the flats; but he could have introduced Leslie Smallwood to the Coatesville Administration and Coatesville public officials. 

I discovered that the power plant, the one that we almost had instead of Smallwood’s development, was allegedly discussed and roughly planned by Walker, Lehr and other Coatesville area residents even before the “Bloc of Four” took office. The real money in the power plant comes through the “Coatesville Power Authority” that would need to be formed to sell electricity on Exelon’s lines. The "Coatesville Power Authority" would have local people and power plant people running it. I’m just guessing but maybe Smallwood’s plan was plan B in case the power plant did not work. 

Lehr and Walker seemed to deny knowing each other when Harry Walker started as Coatesville City Manager; but they allegedly were partners along with Ed Scrivens, Pat Sellers and Ernie Campos in a plan to renovate Scott Middle School into a trade school in the late 1990’s. The plans collapsed when in April of 2000 the Coatesville Area School District decided not to sell the property. 

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State Rep.Tim Hennessey's Office Manager Lisa Johnson pleas GUILTY in crack trial.

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Lisa A. Johnson

1 09/29/2010 Guilty Plea 
Sarcione, Anthony A.

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