Bristol Twp. manager charged with theft

Bristol Twp. manager charged with theft

There are 51 comments on the Philadelphia Daily News story from Dec 11, 2006, titled Bristol Twp. manager charged with theft. In it, Philadelphia Daily News reports that:

The Bristol Township manager was charged with theft yesterday after an 18-month grand jury investigation that may result in charges against more township officials.

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Paul Petersen

São Paulo, Brazil

#21 May 3, 2007
Jay wrote:
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Dianne Gibbons, Bucks County district attorney is a lesbian which goes by nickname of "Monkey Girl".
Jay, many people even outside of Bucks County and Pennsylvania know by now that Dianne Gibbons is a lesbian, but I'm not aware if she is being called "Monkey Girl" among lesbians and gays.
Melanie McFarlene


#22 May 3, 2007
Buck DA Gibbons Has No Judgement to be a Judge! We do not need lesbian and gay judges in Bucks County!
Kim Reagan

Berlin, Germany

#23 May 3, 2007
Melanie McFarlene wrote:
Buck DA Gibbons Has No Judgement to be a Judge! We do not need lesbian and gay judges in Bucks County!
Melanie, I could not agree with you more. We do not need gay judges and gay prosecutors in Bucks County or anywhere else. Gibbons must resign from her current DA position. She has no morale whatsoever, she is nothing but disgrace.
Peter J Foster

Hebei, China

#24 May 4, 2007
Being a lesbian for an elected public official and especially for district attorney who is so called Bucks County chief prosecutor is very much morally wrong. In my opinion the best thing for Dianne Gibbons to do is to resign from her current position and to seek employment in private sector. But it appears like nothing stops Ms./Mr.Gibbons to achieve her/his selfish goals. With total disregard to public opinion of majority residents in Bucks County, Ms./Mr. Bucks County DA Dianne Gibbons is running to become a Judge in Bucks
County. Furthermore, she takes campaign contributes from Convicted Felon Robert Asher
PA GOP National Committeeman.. Many Other GOP Political figures
refuse to accept his funds and return. Gibbons however does not
have the judgement that as a DA and as a Judge Candidate that this
indicates very poor judgement and lack of integrity. It is about time for Pennsylvania Attorney General to step in and to put Dianne Gibbons in front of a grand jury for investigation.

Redmond, WA

#25 May 5, 2007
Hey, I quess if Dianne Gibbons stole $14,000 Dollars from the Tax Payers, someone might have merit to summit the past few comments, BUT SHE DIDN"T DID SHE! and by the way, didn't a jury convict Newscome after hearing ALL the evidence. Has anybody in this forum heard ALL the evidence?????
john from bucks


#26 May 6, 2007
newsome is not innocent get over it people
where is lorraine from wv now? ah?
john from bucks


#27 May 6, 2007
Lorraine wrote:
<quoted text> And after she is aquitted, are you and Mrs. Gibbons going to speak out about how wrong you were? She did not write a check out to herself. Some one has to approve theses funds. Mrs. Gibbons is not commenting on facts, but rather her opinion. You are innocent until proven guilty. What kind of professionalism is that?
what now you dumb bitch
Out raged


#28 May 16, 2007
First off i am tired of our officials taking money from the tax payers for their own personal gain. Its not fair that someone who does not live in our township, county or even state to be apart of our council. They don't care about our township. I am sorry to say this but our taxes are the highest around here and there is nothing being done for this township. When i watch the township meetings all i see is every councilman/ women pointing fingers and not knowing where the money is going. Well thats a problem cuz i want a council that does know where the money is going and i want a council that does know the answers to what the residents are asking. Our money should be going to the schools in our township. Not into our councils hands. Its sad that Truman high school is looked at a bad school and everyone thinks we have fights and shootings at our high school everyday and every student is stupid cuz they come from there cuz truman is not up to par on the college based knowledge cuz we simply don't have the money cuz our council is taking money for their own personal gain. But i thought that a council is suppose to help the township not tare it down.I am actually ashamed to live here cuz this is one of the poorest townships around here. When i went to college everyone thought i was trash cuz i came from truman. I have never personally met Diane Gibbons but at least she is doing more for this township then our council. Anyone who wants to stick up for suzanne newsome obviously does not live here and u don't see what i see here.
Ron Edwin

Riegelsville, PA

#29 May 16, 2007
Bristol Township Resident wrote:
I have spoken with Suzanne Newsome several times about several differt issues and she has always been professional, helpful, prompt, considerate and the list goes on. I believe that some of our town counsel members used Suzanne Newsome to get even with our Mayor, Sam Fenton - especially the feud that has been going on between him and Anne Rogers. I believe Suzanne was led by Sam (unknowingly by him) to conduct an illegal transaction that has now caused her to be convicted and will probably serve jail time. I support her and wish her well. In the meantime, Karen Lipsack - a counsel member has recently been arrested for harassing another counsel member. I hope we have some educated people running for mayor and town counsel because how our township is being operated is an embarassment.
Embezzlers can be the nicest people on the planet. Politicians tend to be polished to hold office. Yes even on the local level. Seems Bristol has a corrupt history. She's nice so lets let her embezzle money.

Last year, former Bristol Township Councilman Kevin Gilroy pleaded guilty to similar charges for stealing about $25,000 from the township's Democratic Committee. He served six months in Bucks County prison.

Earlier this year, the superintendent and the operator of the Bristol Township sewage treatment plant were charged with violating the Clean Water Act for dumping untreated sewage into the Delaware River. Superintendent Steven McClain is serving a year in federal prison. Operator Robert C. Meinzer is on probation for three years.

In 1998, Fenton's predecessor, Anthony F. Cipullo, was sentenced to one-to-four years in prison after pleading guilty to corruption charges.
robin t


#30 May 20, 2007
mrs newsome was convicted in court and sentanced to a multi year jail term in state prison
robin t


#31 May 20, 2007
Jay wrote:
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Dianne Gibbons, Bucks County district attorney is a lesbian which goes by nickname of "Monkey Girl".
d a gibbons is married to a man/ this lesbian talk is insane
Marcus T

West Milford, NJ

#32 May 20, 2007
LET HE WHO IS WITHOUT SIN CAST THE FIRST STONE" some of you need to get a clue! It was clearly a witch hunt. you have a disgruntled employee who did not like Ms Newsome and was passed over for a job and set up Ms Newsome. When you know more or have more information regarding the case, then please feel free to share your opinion.

Redmond, WA

#33 May 21, 2007
Marcus T wrote:
LET HE WHO IS WITHOUT SIN CAST THE FIRST STONE" some of you need to get a clue! It was clearly a witch hunt. you have a disgruntled employee who did not like Ms Newsome and was passed over for a job and set up Ms Newsome. When you know more or have more information regarding the case, then please feel free to share your opinion.
Lets see, How'Bout a few lessons here..........when you swim with the sharks, you get Bit....Dog eat Dog....Live by the sword Die by the Sword....when you work in a corrupt environment you cover your BUTT, and don't take a lousy $14,000 when the circumstances are questionable at best.... and allow anyone to get the upper hand on you to use against you in the future. The whole system STINKS......
Peter J Foster

Shanghai, China

#34 May 26, 2007
Robin, please do not be so naive and grow up. It is very well known outside of Bucks County and ouside of Harrisburg that Dianne Gibbons is a lesbian. It is does not matter if she is "married".
marcus t

West Milford, NJ

#35 May 26, 2007
maybe d a gibbons had a thing for ms newsome and ms newsome refused her advances
David Pflug

Glen Mills, PA

#36 Jun 5, 2007
It seems that the county controller, Ray McHugh who is the "Fiscal Watchdog of the county" isn't doing his job. This is just one of several corruption cases in the county over the last year. But during Mr. McHugh's 2005 re-election bid, his opponent asked why he hadn't uncovered one instance of corruption, Mr. McHugh stated that there was so many safeguards in place that it would be almost impossible for such activity to take place.It seems that in between his several jobs he doesn't have the time to take care of COUNTY BUISNESS.
live in the township

Philadelphia, PA

#37 Jun 8, 2007
As Far as I m concerned they should be checking out everyone running this town...I do recall if Im not mistaken not long before that someone in the water department also investigated for fraud. Ive been liveing on a street for 20 yrs which the grass in growing in the middle of the road.Township does nothing to improve the look. I also wonder where ALL our tax money is going.
see something amuseing

Philadelphia, PA

#38 Jun 8, 2007
Watch on ur local tv network and see the townships sad its actually a good laugh, make one wonder how they even got the jobs.
marcus t

West Milford, NJ

#39 Jun 13, 2007
bristol reeks of corruption. I heard it from the people that live there and read it here. time to clean house?
Bristol Twp Resident

Princeton, NJ

#40 Jun 20, 2007
It is totally unacceptable to let someone else take the fall for a corrupt head of government it's not the first time the mayor used someone else to cover up his own dishonesty it's time to pull together and get him out of their before we all become poor and he continues to get rich off the working people of Bristol Township when will this town pull together and say enough is enough. I am in a finance position and It takes multiply signatures to release a check to any employee, no matter where you are employed. So they use Ms. Newsome to cover up once again the corruption in this township. Instead of wasteing the taxpayers money on the innocent, let's get rid of the real problem once and for all............. Why is everyone affraid of the man SAM FENTON................

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