Does anyone know Rocco DiSanto?

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History Teacher

Lincolnton, NC

#1 Jan 6, 2010
I am trying to find out what kind of businessman Rocco is. He's gotten contracts to do work for McDowell Co. and the school system here. So far he has gotten a lot of money but has done very little work. Does anyone know if he is legit or is he a con artist?

Forest City, NC

#2 Jan 6, 2010
Smart ass spoiled prick rich kid. His family bankrupted a textile business to get out of paying their dept. He used to own a hot air balloon business and it went belly up also.
History Teacher

Lincolnton, NC

#3 Jan 6, 2010
ShamWow wrote:
Smart ass spoiled prick rich kid. His family bankrupted a textile business to get out of paying their dept. He used to own a hot air balloon business and it went belly up also.
Many thanks ShamWow. You wouldn't happen to remember the name of the balloon business would you? How long ago?
FYI, Rocco worked a deal with McDowell Co. to create 12-14 jobs. In return the county gave him 4 acres in the industrial park. Along with the job creation he has to build a 1000 sq. ft. building on the lot. Rocco had three years to build and hire the required number of people. Deal made in April 07 to be complete this coming April. Sweet deal huh? It gets better. Last March he hired one of our county commissioners (Andy Webb). At the next commissioners meeting Rocco's company got their agreement amended. Even though he has done absolutely nothing towards completing his contract our commissioners extended the term and agreed to pay for half of a road Rocco needed -$60,000.(They had actually already fronted $120,000 for the road and agreed to only ask Rocco for half back once he receives a grant that he has been approved for). If he never completes the task he doesn't get the grant. Not sure where that leaves McDowell. There's more. Thanks for now.

Saint Cloud, FL

#4 Jan 7, 2010
Morganton Dying and Finishing was the name of the textile company his family bankrupted. I googled his names had got many hits concerns lawsuits.

Moore, SC

#5 Jan 13, 2010
yes my mother was one of the employees at MD&F and it screwed my mom who was nearly at retirement age. the employees got the raw end of the deal yet the whole disanto family managed to walk away scott free after screwing employees and suppliers out of millions. real loser who only looks for the next way to make big money while screwing others. looks like mcdowell county now one of the suckers

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