created by: Utica Chronicler | Apr 16, 2010

Utica, NY

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Utica's "Confidential Investigation": Purpose?

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Utica Chronicler

Syracuse, NY

#1 Apr 16, 2010
OK, gang: The City of Utica's hired a fancy-dancy lawyer, JK Hage,(JK: Just what the heck is that lawn ornament in front of your office anyhow?) to do a "confidential" investigation into lord-knows-what for the princely sum of $150.00 buckeroos per hour. No limitations on time to be expended, of course, as that simply ain't the Utica way. What's Mr. Hage, a very successful lawyer and businessman, likely to sink his teeth into? Bet he'll very soon regret his descent into the swamp that is Utica politics.....
JK Wage III

Syracuse, NY

#2 Apr 16, 2010
Look,$150.00 per hour is my charity rate, for crissakes! The Mayor wants me to investigate, I'll investigate. We're going to operate in great secrecy & without any financial constraints. What could possibly be wrong with that? And that Morehouse character better watch it with those wiseacre comments too! In short, I'm pleased to "undertake" this "undertaking" on behalf of the City's favorite "undertaker", Hizhonor Himself, Mayor David Rufftolookat.
Elliott Ness

Rome, NY

#3 Apr 16, 2010
How embarrassing this is and for his own career sake Hage better come up with something good or his name will be mud. Roefaro is basically desperate & paranoid about his own career & legacy. What person or business looking form the outside would want to invest in this city.
JK Wage III

Syracuse, NY

#4 Apr 17, 2010
Even though I told the OD my practice handles cases in a "very broad geographically-based area", including North and South America, still I wonder whether that has adequately prepared me to investigate the Banana Republic known as Utica. Hmmm.

http://www.uticaod.com/topstories/x43857637/H...
Confidence Man

Gwynn Oak, MD

#5 Apr 19, 2010
Nothing remains a secret in Utica for too long!
Figure it Out

New York, NY

#6 Apr 19, 2010
Members of the E&A waited until Cerminaro went to lunch and quickly held the meeting because it's about him.
Kbb

Utica, NY

#7 Apr 19, 2010
I never knew attorneys are hired to investigate. Also if its a city matter, You would think that either the DA's office would do the investigate work with the help of the FBI Not some local attorney.
Really

New York, NY

#8 Apr 19, 2010
Roeraro is trying to cover his rearend on something.He has made so many mistakes it could be about anything from who he has hired to people in the UPD not listening when Longo needed serious help and it was completely ignored.Whatever it is its probably about covering his butt,AT OUR EXPENSE!
JK Wage III

Gwynn Oak, MD

#9 Apr 20, 2010
Listen, I don't care what the OD's Dan Miner "digs up", I'm not going to disclose what this fuss is all about. I mean, c'mon, isn't it enough that Angelo & Sullivan know what's happening? And Cerminaro missing that E&A meeting which paved the way for my "green hiring"? Purely coincidental, I can assure you all of that! Citizens of Utica: You are being well-served by this Administration; hey, the F&F Plan had the good sense to hire someone experienced in dealing with troublesome South American issues to lead this investigation. How hard can it possibly be for me to get to the bottom of some East Utica intrigue?
Hungry

AOL

#10 Apr 20, 2010
Why did Cerminaro choose not to go to the meeting?The meeting was more important than going to lunch with his staff.
JK Wage III

Gwynn Oak, MD

#11 Apr 20, 2010
Nothing, and I mean nothing, surpasses the hunger drive amongst Utica politicos....
huh

Utica, NY

#12 Apr 20, 2010
This is why Ceminaro is no better than Mayor Dave. He missed the meeting so he could go to lunch. Then he complains to the OD how terrible hiring the law firm is. He should have voiced his complaints in the meeting. And Buccierro saying the reason for the hiring is on a need to know. Dummy Ed should have told the mayor" you want me to vote yes then I need to know." I wish I could convince my wife to sell our house and get out of here.
Cicero

Ithaca, NY

#13 Apr 20, 2010
its something the previous mayor said in the interview with keeler something about money being left for the next mayor ?
Election 2012

Bronx, NY

#14 Apr 20, 2010
huh wrote:
This is why Ceminaro is no better than Mayor Dave. He missed the meeting so he could go to lunch. Then he complains to the OD how terrible hiring the law firm is. He should have voiced his complaints in the meeting. And Buccierro saying the reason for the hiring is on a need to know. Dummy Ed should have told the mayor" you want me to vote yes then I need to know." I wish I could convince my wife to sell our house and get out of here.
You missed the point. The hiring of the law firm was NOT on the agenda that was given to Cerminaro prior to the meeting. It was brought up out of nowhere when Roefaro learned that Cerminaro would not be present. This so called investigation is all about a political witch hunt against Cerminaro and his ally Russ Brooks. They are trying to knock out Cerminaro from the Mayor's race and scare Brooks into supporting Roefaro.
Linda Fattater

Gwynn Oak, MD

#15 Apr 20, 2010
OMG, TWO hours 'til lunch--I'll never make it. Wonder what JK's up to? Hmmmm. He's quite a lawyer. Great choice if I say so myself. Hey, Angelo, got that take-out menu? Let's eat in the conference room today. The chairs are so comfy and, more importantly, they have the right "load factor" if you get my drift. Ah, nothing like a "confidential" investigation to get the crazies going. Utica in springtime, there's nothing quite like it!!! Now, where are those HF jelly donuts? Just one, one's all I need for now. But who can have just one?
huh

Utica, NY

#16 Apr 20, 2010
Election 2012 wrote:
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You missed the point. The hiring of the law firm was NOT on the agenda that was given to Cerminaro prior to the meeting. It was brought up out of nowhere when Roefaro learned that Cerminaro would not be present. This so called investigation is all about a political witch hunt against Cerminaro and his ally Russ Brooks. They are trying to knock out Cerminaro from the Mayor's race and scare Brooks into supporting Roefaro.
Makes no difference. He should have been at the meeting It's part of his job. So he determines if he attends meetings based on what's on the agenda? If he had a funeral or family emergency I can understand him missing the meeting. But lunch? Ceminaro is supposed to be our alternative to Mayor Dave. I'm out of here.
I love to eat

Rome, NY

#17 Apr 20, 2010
huh wrote:
<quoted text>Makes no difference. He should have been at the meeting It's part of his job. So he determines if he attends meetings based on what's on the agenda? If he had a funeral or family emergency I can understand him missing the meeting. But lunch? Ceminaro is supposed to be our alternative to Mayor Dave. I'm out of here.
Maybe he got the call and he was already gone from the building and was not able to get back in time.
Cicero

Ithaca, NY

#18 Apr 20, 2010
the city should not be holding secretive meeting at lunch time ? seeing it has something to do with spending Ceminaro should be scheduling every meeting and should not miss one i highly doubt he was told about this meeting?
Sue

Flushing, NY

#19 Apr 20, 2010
Yeah, the latest bunch of jellybuns from Holland Farms had just got to the rescue mission, and everyone was already on they're way to the library, so it was 'party time'
Falconer

Syracuse, NY

#20 Apr 21, 2010
Do you suppose someone high-up in City government thought that that a falcon dinner would be a good change of pace? Perhaps JK will be investigating a violation of the Endangered Species Act!

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