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Public Corruption in Chester County, PA

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.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

CrakPowerVille Did PA Rep. Hennessey have a role in the Coatesville Power Plant Plan?


Everything swirls around Hennessy's Coatesville Office

State Representative Tim Hennessey was allegedly censured by the PA House Republican Caucus for his long time Coatesville Office Business Manager Lisa Johnson having a crack cocaine manufacturing business operating under Hennessey's nose for about decade. 

When she was a city council member Coatesville City Council President Patsy Ray was a regular guest in Hennessy's Office every weekday afternoon. 


Ricky Saha's car was unmistakable. It was plastered with "Save our Farm" posters. We saw it parked at Hennessey's office at times from 9:00 pm until early in the morning. We saw Patsy Ray bringing reams of paper out of Hennessey's Office. Two days later an issue of, John Birch Society member and White Supremacist, Pat Seller's "Coatesville Recorder" would be on every doorstep in Coatesville. Did Sellers print his campaign broadsides on  the PA taxpayers dime?

Below is one page of the Pat Seller's "Coatesville Recorder". There were six issues of the "Coatesville Recorder" Some issues had six pages. All issues were four color, printed on a laser printer. There were enough printed each issue for every household in Coatesville plus extra issues. I estimated the cost of printing, not including the cost of distribution, to be somewhere between $30,000 and $60,000. Who paid for this? Did taxpayers pay to have them printed at Hennessey's Office?


Hennessey's staff was deeply involved in "Mosaic Partners LLP" scam to put a fake company onto Coatesville's "Flats" brownfield. I believe it was designed to go  bankrupt and then sell to Andrew Lehr's, Harry Walker's and Al Baxter's Florida Power and Light to build a gas fired electric power generation station in the center of Coatesville.

Disbarred Attorney Leslie Smallwood of Mosaic Development Partners, LLC allegedly has long time connections to several people in the Coatesville area and possibly to several politically connected to Coatesville through now deceased attorney Michael T Whitlow. Whitlow was her partner in the court action for “knowingly misappropriating clients’ trust funds in the amount of at least $139,500” for which she was disbarred. See http://coatesvilledems.blogspot.com/2009/05/smallwood-disbarred-attorney-smallwood.html
Coatesville RDA Joe DiSciullo, “I will say this, as far as the negotiations with the power company; I WAS STUNNED TO FIND OUT THAT THE CITY SOLICITOR AND MR. WALKER HAD BEEN TALKING TO THE POWER COMPANY AND MR. O’DONNEL WAS NOT INVITED TO TAKE PART.  THAT WAS EYE OPENING TO ME!” 
Allegedly Andrew Lehr blurted out “we can’t do that” when the RDA wanted to proceed with Robert McNeil and Penguin Industries offer to buy the Flats. Lehr allegedly told the RDA in executive session that Walker and he were in serious negotiations with the power plant executives and that revealing it in public would be a breach of confidence. 
I believe that those negotiations were blatantly illegal and that Lehr and Walker had no authority to make a deal in secret with RDA property.

Mr. Walker is correct in stating that, "I did not talk to power company officials in my office." The alleged discussions with power companies took place at the "Whip Tavern in Southern Chester County". 
 
The money in a community power generation plant is not from the taxes they would pay. Tax benefits to communities from these power plants are negligible. The real money flows through a public / private power authority that must be formed so that the power company can sell electricity on their competitors lines. 

Would Tim Hennessey have been a member of something that may have been called "The Coatesville Power Authority" along with Harry Walker, Andrew Lehr and Al Baxter. 

Would Coatesville have been called "CrakPowerVille"?

If you really want to sweep up corruption in Coatesville,  I think Tim Hennessey will get caught in the broom. 

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You might think I'm partisan. The facts are:  
If you are engaged in a criminal activity in Chester County PA and need public officials to look the other way, no Democrat can help you, Republicans have absolute control in Chester County. 

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MONDAY, JANUARY 12, 2015

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. 

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.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2009

I thought that my answer may clear up some things that I know were being said concerning Leslie Smallwood and Michael Whitlow. 

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Coatesville's brownfield at busiest intersection and in middle of town makes us interesting to developers. let's not lose it

The former G.O. Carlson Steel Company land in the center of Coatesville becoming available for commercial development is what made real estate developers interested in Coatesville. 

The former heavy industrial land that once divided Coatesville in two pieces is now gone. A commercial and retail area can unite the City of Coatesville at its busiest intersection. 

But underneath  the commercial residential zoning overlay the "Flats" brownfield is still zoned as heavy industrial and Florida Power and Light and other electric power companies have Coatesville on their radar. 

If removing our RDA and selling the flats to the highest bidder is considered we could wind up losing Coatesville's best chance to come back as a viable town, that is the brownfield as a commercial development linking the east and west portions of Coatesville. 

If our brownfield reverts to heavy industrial with an electric power plant or the proppant chemical plant, Coatesville's chances of coming back are sunk. 

I don't know what to expect from our current Coatesville City Council. They scare me. 

"Grey State" A family is dead in the strange conspiracy world of right wing nuts.

Some local John Birch Society / Ron Paul meetup believers think the sound barriers near Lancaster along Rt 30 conceal concentration camps under construction to prepare for the U.N. Agenda 21 invasion.

The John Birch Society / Ron Paul / Tea Party / White Nationalist / Patriot Militia world is a strange land where people believe Barack Obama is part of a United Nations conspiracy to take away our guns.

A family is dead and maybe no one will ever know why they died. But you can be sure that Fox News, World Net Daily and Stormfront will say it's all part of a conspiracy.










Saturday, January 17, 2015

"She's got political connections, nothing we can do."-Coatesville PD

A little more of why I'm not happy about Linda Lavender Norris on Coatesville City Council:

Recently many of my neighbors complained about drugs being sold at the corner of 13th. Avenue and Stirling St.

When people complain about the people from the illegal boarding house at 13th. and Stirling Coatesville Police they tell us there's nothing they can do:

 "She's got political connections."

People who have been inside the house say that there is barely room to walk around inside. Items like furniture and toys salvaged from trash are allegedly piled to the ceiling.

I think its kindling waiting for ignition. Again:


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“You work out of  Mr. Michael Whitlow”s Office in Coatesville”
"She asked me to represent her.":

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Zoning Hearing Officer's questions to Ms. Ellerbe, “Do you do better than break even with these roomers?” 
Zoning Hearing Officer, “You’ve been breaking the law for 5 years.”
Mrs. Ellerbe, “I didn’t know I was breaking the law.”
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David Collins, “There have been numerous occasions where the police and other emergency vehicles have come out to the property for whatever…It’s always been some sort of incident either outside of the house with the tenants of one nature or another. You have that constant flow of disruption for the neighborhood."
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Gerald Pawling,  “I’ve met people that lived there and that said they are paying $1,400 a month rent.”
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Ms.  Ellerbe's request to have her single family house changed to a rooming house was denied.


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People who have been inside the house say that there is barely room to walk around inside. Items like furniture and toys salvaged from trash are allegedly piled to the ceiling.

I think its kindling waiting for ignition. Again:

SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2011 2008
Attic fire, pile of cigarette butts, no windows or doors to outside, sounds like a fire code violation, right? 


There was a fire in a completely enclosed attic apparently caused by someone smoking in the attic.

We saw a burned mattress taken out of the attic from a ventilation hole cut by firefighters along with a dresser and some other furniture. The bedroom furniture sat on the front lawn for weeks.



It’s a single family home that was rented to multiple individuals against the Coatesville Codes Ordnance.

From looking at the Modena Fire Company’s photo of what looks like a pile of hundreds of cigarette butts in the attic, it appears the alleged renter smoked in his attic “bedroom”. “Possible entrapment” was reported.

You would think that there would be some sort of codes or fire violation issued after the fire.

I asked if the Modena Fire Company issued a fire code violation. Chief Dowlin said that the fire was in Coatesville and the Coatesville Company would do that.

But back then Patsy Ray (AKA-Patricia A Cuneo, AKA-Patricia Taylor), was on the Coatesville City Council. Ms. Ray, PA State Rep. Tim Hennessey’s Legislative Assistant Linda Lavender and Tim Hennessey’s former Office Manager Lisa Johnson are allegedly friends of the homeowner.

I know about this fire because it's across the street and I’m looking at the house as I write this. The house has been quiet since the fire, it’s occupied again and the rooms are again most likely rented out to multiple renters.

Working House Fire On 13th Ave In The City 
By Fire Chief Frank Dowlin 
May 3, 2008 
Saturday morning May 3rd, 2008 Modena Fire Company was dispatched at 1001 hours for an engine and ambulance to assist Coatesville Fire Department at 89 South 13th Ave. in Coatesville City for a reported house fire.
  
Chief Dowlin was first on scene living only a block away at 1003 hours reporting a 2 ½ story single family dwelling with smoke showing from the roof area. After talking to residents Chief Dowlin confirmed a working attic fire. Deputy Chief Paulukinas from Coatesville Fire Department arrived on scene at 1006 hours requesting a second alarm also reporting possible entrapment.
  
A second alarm realerted Modena now a full company as well as Thorndale and Westwood Fire Companies, and a tower from the Alert Fire Company and a Medic from the Brandywine Hospital.
  
Ladder 43 took position in the front yard of the residence laddering the roof area allowing fire fighters quick access to ventilation. Engine 41-2 laid a supply line from the corner of Sterling Street and 13th ave. and then deployed attack lines through the front door of the residence. Engine 37-2 arrived it crew assisted the Coatesville fire department with fire suppression and later overhaul.
  
The fire was placed under control rather quickly and most of the second alarm was returned. The fire is under investigation with the Chester County Fire Marshall's Office.
  
All units cleared the scene at 1225 Hours.
  
Units:  Engine 37-1 and 2
  
Mutual Aid:    Ladder 43, Rescue 43, Engine 41-1 And 2, 41a, 38, 44, 45, medic 93
MORE AT:
http://www.modena37.com/apps/public/news/newsView.cfm?News_ID=148



Thursday, January 15, 2015

Downingtown, Caln & Coatesville have a head start on high speed internet proposed by Obama.

Back in 2004 then Coatesville Assistant City Manager Jean Krack was thinking of high-speed Internet access when he put 50 times as much fiber optic cable under Lincoln Highway than was necessary for the operation of surveillance cameras and camera operated smart traffic signals. 
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — President Obama announced executive actions on Wednesday to expand high-speed Internet access and make it more affordable, including an effort to spur the creation of municipal broadband networks that could challenge the nation’s large telecommunications companies. 
“In too many places across America, some big companies are doing everything they can to keep out competitors,” Mr. Obama said at Cedar Falls Utilities, a municipal service that provides one-gigabit broadband — 100 times the national average speed — to a city of 40,000. “We've got to change that — enough’s enough.” 
Pointing to Cedar Falls as the “guinea pig” for unfettered expansion of broadband service, Mr. Obama called on the Federal Communications Commission to override state laws that keep communities from providing high-speed Internet. 
MORE AT: 
New York Times 
Obama Announces Moves to Encourage Expansion of Public Broadband Networks 
By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS JAN. 14, 2015


Back in 2004 then Coatesville Assistant City Manager Jean Krack was thinking of high-speed Internet access when he put 50 times as much fiber optic cable under Lincoln Highway than was necessary for the operation of surveillance cameras and camera operated smart traffic signals. Jean also went to Downingtown and Caln to see if they were interested in extending the fiber optic smart traffic signal and surveillance system in their communities. They were and they did.
Here in Coatesville, Downingtown and Caln Township we have a large part of the infrastructure hardware in the ground to make community broadband Internet like Chattanooga, Tennessee and Cedar Falls, Iowa. Jean put the fiber optic cable in before Verizon went to the Pennsylvania Legislature and Governor Rendell claiming that they couldn't compete against a non-profit community internet. 

But now we have our "Don't even think about competing with Verizon Fios law in Pennsylvania. Verizon completed building the Verizon Fios fiber optic cable service and the more rural areas of Pennsylvania where Verizon can't make quick profits will never see Verizon Fios.
The FCC now classifies Internet service as an "information service". If President Obama is successful and the FCC classifies internet service as a "public utility" Verizon's monopoly on fiber optic cable in Pennsylvania becomes null and void.
Downingtown, Caln and Coatesville can make a 1G Internet service called maybe "Brandywine Valley 1 Gigabit" or something like that.
1 gigabit per second Internet access would transform our area into an economic powerhouse. It would also allow our public schools and hospitals access to state of the art online services. Maybe a major University would put a branch here because of the 1G access.
Here is what I posted back in December. The part about working around Verizon's monopoly would not be needed if President Obama is successful.
Why is Chattanooga TN called "The Paris of Southeast
Tennessee"? - Gigabit-per-second Internet speed

Chattanooga has become a magnet for small startup companies and young people because it has the fastest internet in the U.S. Chattanooga has the country's first 1Gbps residential network, and the coverage stretches across the entire county.

And it’s local government operated. 

We could do something similar here. 

Only a small part of the fiber optic cable under the Lincoln Highway for the traffic signal and surveillance camera system in Coatesville, Caln and Downingtown is used.

Former Coatesville City Manager Jean Krack had the vision to put 50 times more fiber optic cable than needed under the Lincoln Highway between Coatesville and Downingtown in anticipation of a Gigabit-per-second Internet speed.

SEE:
THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 2014


In 2010 Chattanooga Tennessee became America's first Gig City. Chattanooga has attracted companies like Volkswagen, Olsten and Amazon fulfillment services to create more than seven thousand new jobs and spur dozens of new small and medium-sized businesses.

Most Verizon FIOS connections are 15 megabits per second which can be upgraded in some areas up to 500 megabits per second, for $284.99 per month. 

Chattanooga rolled out a fiber-optic network a few years ago that now offers speeds of up to 1000 Megabits per second, or 1 gigabit, for just $70 a month.”   
Chattanooga's super-fast publicly owned Internet 
By James O'Toole   @jtotoole May 20, 2014: 5:53 PM ET

Right here, in Chattanooga
It's time to get the secret out... Chattanooga has an emerging tech scene, a thriving downtown, and a lot of energy and momentum. We want to make it easier for engineers, journalists & founders to see what's happening in Chattanooga and get more information about the movement. 
Software is eating the world and the most successful economies of tomorrow are building around this. Our goal is for Chattanooga to be one of these economies and it's time to build the buzz and bring in the talent. 
FROM: 
Nooga Startups

There was a window for a community broadband system before Verizon "passed" laws prohibiting community broadband in Pennsylvania. 

It's useless to bring up building a community based broadband at a borough, township or city council meeting in Pennsylvania. Community broadband is no longer something that can be done by Coatesville's Caln's and Downingtown's governments.

It's still possible to have a local broadband system Coatesville to Downingtown. But the community system needs to be private/non-profit or profit; not with public money. If it's public the details about a broadband system are discoverable and Verizon and Comcast will kill it before it can be started.

MORE AT:
THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 2014

1 Gig internet would make the Coatesville to Downingtown the mainline for internet based business in the Mid-Atlantic region. 

Comcast, ATT and Verizon won't do it, they are fine with slow internet. The people of Coatesville, Caln and Downingtown need to do it. 

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Harry Lewis Coatesville Office?


Is Harry Lewis going to use the Suber’s van as his Coatesville office?

This van has been parked in the grocery store parking lot since November 5, 2014.

I doubt that the grocery store management wants it there. But Ronny Suber is a big wheel in at the Coatesville City Council meetings. 

And he’s got connections at the Commonwealth now. 




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.  
More at: 
http://coatesvilledems.blogspot.com/2009/05/when-asked-if-she-goes-to-pa-26-rep.html

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 
WAS MOSAIC DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS, LLC CREATED TO OWN THE RDA'S FLATS PROPERTY?  
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. 

More At:
http://coatesvilledems.blogspot.com/2009/05/was-mosaic-development-partners-llc.html

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2010


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

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
v.
Lisa A. Johnson

09/03/2010
1 09/29/2010 Guilty Plea 
Sarcione, Anthony A.