Why was Tedesco Hired as project mana...

Why was Tedesco Hired as project manager?

Created by Private Investigator on Nov 16, 2009

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He is better than the rest

Brewster said he should

He is a good neighbor

Smith was to small

$700,000 more was good idea

Did ok job on cornell windows

kickbacks, kickbacks,kickbacks

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Troublemaker

Mckeesport, PA

#61 Mar 4, 2010
There is Hope wrote:
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I was trying to imply that the feds left no stone unturned and their hard work hit pay dirt way beyond the two judges.
Oh yeah. I'm well aware of the growing soap opera up there. It's absolutely breath-taking what they're digging up: Sheriff Department gun sales and the acting sheriff's refusal to accept a subpoena; chief public defender very anxious to repay overtime money; the third County HR manager hired this year who resigned after a month on the job.

The feds are now looking north to Lackawanna County and Scranton, and they're getting nervous too.

Yoohoo, over here feds!
There is Hope

AOL

#62 Mar 4, 2010
Troublemaker wrote:
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Oh yeah. I'm well aware of the growing soap opera up there. It's absolutely breath-taking what they're digging up: Sheriff Department gun sales and the acting sheriff's refusal to accept a subpoena; chief public defender very anxious to repay overtime money; the third County HR manager hired this year who resigned after a month on the job.
The feds are now looking north to Lackawanna County and Scranton, and they're getting nervous too.
Yoohoo, over here feds!
And what Senator is from the Scranton area?
White Lightning

Mckeesport, PA

#63 Apr 24, 2010
Golf season is upon us. Pay attention out on the
links to see who connected to this payoff is using
a new bag of 'Ping' or other top line set of new
clubs. Watch out for paid off 'golf outings' for
the 'boys'.
Unfair Shake

AOL

#64 Apr 24, 2010
Is PPM using their unearned, upfront, perhaps illegal,$235,000 payment for their legal fees for suing WMASD for firing them?

I believe PPM will thank the MASD slick six in many ways for the $235,000 gift and the pending legal fees payment.
Just Guessing

Beaver, PA

#65 May 1, 2010
Unfair Shake wrote:
Is PPM using their unearned, upfront, perhaps illegal,$235,000 payment for their legal fees for suing WMASD for firing them?
I believe PPM will thank the MASD slick six in many ways for the $235,000 gift and the pending legal fees payment.
My bet is that none of that $235,000 is left. That covered the first installment for the votes, Mayor, Risha etc...
Stimulis Bile

AOL

#66 May 1, 2010
Just Guessing wrote:
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My bet is that none of that $235,000 is left. That covered the first installment for the votes, Mayor, Risha etc...
I agree. Most likely it was distributed at some eatery in WO. He has been spotted there with a former WMASD employee.

Connection comlete and the green was distributed.
Just Guessing

Beaver, PA

#67 May 3, 2010
They couldn't find a more incompetent and crooked contractor?
Tom Hagen

AOL

#68 May 3, 2010
Just Guessing wrote:
They couldn't find a more incompetent and crooked contractor?
The real problem and challege is "how does one unfix the fix?" I have a lot a trouble with that -- but we have some tools in our trunk that are risky to use but are ususally effective. We finally buried the stinking horse after it lost its head somewhere in Hollywood.

One rumor on the street after Tesdesco got his big check for doing nothing in early December, was that one school director has an exceptonal streak of luck with the slots. And that is the way it is.
Curious

Beaver, PA

#69 May 4, 2010
Tom Hagen wrote:
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The real problem and challege is "how does one unfix the fix?" I have a lot a trouble with that -- but we have some tools in our trunk that are risky to use but are ususally effective. We finally buried the stinking horse after it lost its head somewhere in Hollywood.
One rumor on the street after Tesdesco got his big check for doing nothing in early December, was that one school director has an exceptonal streak of luck with the slots. And that is the way it is.
Which one?
Confirmation

Beaver, PA

#70 May 5, 2010
Curious wrote:
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Which one?
Yes. Which one?
Tom Hagen

AOL

#71 May 5, 2010
No positive purpose would be served by supeculating a name on Topix. This is a matter the the AG should look into.

Kick backs are the only logical explaination for Tedesco winning the contract by being non-responsive and $730,000 higher than Smith. Again, this is an AG matter.

I would suggest you consult with the former building and grounds chairperson to determine if he has any clues?
Fredo C

AOL

#72 May 8, 2010
Sale price for judgesÂ’ condo falls
Jupiter Yacht Club property figured into the county kickback scheme.

By Jerry Lynott [email protected]
Business Writer

The sale price for the Florida condominium that figured into the a kickback scheme involving two former Luzerne County judges has fallen by $250,000 since the property was put on the market almost two years ago.

The sale price of the Jupiter Yacht Club condominium in Florida that figures into the corruption case of former Luzerne County Judges Mark A. Ciavarella and Michael T. Conahan has dropped to $785,000 from $1.1 million.

A condominium in this Jupiter, Fla., complex figured into the elaborate scheme uncovered by federal prosecutors into the investigation of judges Mark Ciavarella and Michael Conahan.

According to investigators, two unnamed individuals funneled money to the judges by falsely portraying it as rental payments and related costs.

The fully furnished condominium at the Jupiter Yacht Club had initially been listed for $1.1 million in July 2008.

At the time, the country was mired in an economic crisis that weakened residential and commercial real estate markets. As the crisis grew, the condominiumÂ’s price fell further. Its latest listing price was $850,000, according to real estate websites for properties in Palm Beach County.

The property was purchased by Pinnacle Group of Jupiter LLC in February 2004 for $785,000. Barbara Conahan, wife of former judge Michael T. Conahan, was the manager of the company.

Former judge Mark A. Ciavarella also had a financial interest in Pinnacle, and his wife, Cindy, was a partner in the company.

Federal authorities charged the former judges with racketeering and taking part in a $2.6 million kickback scheme connected to the construction of two for-profit juvenile detention centers and the placement of youths in the facilities.

More than half of the money was wired to an account of Pinnacle as a way to conceal the kickbacks, prosecutors said.

Conahan, 57 of Mountain Top, has agreed to plead guilty to a single count of racketeering conspiracy. He is free pending his appearance in U.S. District Court Scranton in July.

But Ciavarella still faces charges contained in a 40-count indictment handed up by a grand jury last September.
Jackie

Homestead, PA

#73 Apr 26, 2014
the machine always wins
Machine Let Downs

Mckeesport, PA

#74 Apr 26, 2014
Jackie wrote:
the machine always wins
Yes, the machine always wins except for Veon, DeWeese, Habay, Orie, Pezel, Nixon, Balgo, Jessie Jackson, Jr., Fitzpatrick, Nagen, inter alia
Victim of Hobo Love

Pittsburgh, PA

#75 Apr 26, 2014
I love the Machine everyday of the week and twice on Sundays.....now, unwanted hobo love, I can do without that.
Bagman

Elizabeth, PA

#76 Sep 16, 2014
He was hired because he locked up at least 5 votes.

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