Thursday, June 27, 2013

City Attorneys - Lie-a-ton's Defense Team?

QUESTIONS:

NEPOTISM
Does it make you feel uncomfortable to know that Leighton spends time with City Solicitor at the solicitor's NJ home? Did you know that Leighton is related to city solicitor Bill Vinsko (cousins)? Leighton is also cousins with Gerard Dessoye.

Glodzik: Private client of Mayor Tom Leighton’s real estate business
Glodzik: Private client of William Vinsko’s law firm

From the 06/27/13 Times Leader:   Among the complaints was a lawsuit filed by Tyler and Antonia Hammond whose property is next to the former bakery. The Hammonds claimed the city engaged in “what could be considered insider trading” by having the property pulled from Luzerne County’s tax sale list in September 2009 to make way for Glodzik who they say was a private client of Mayor Tom Leighton’s real estate business and assistant city attorney William Vinsko’s law firm.

http://www.timesleader.com/news//631074/Court-orders-Glodzik-to-appear-for-deposition

LEIGHTON'S DEFENSE TEAM:
Do you believe, like I do, that the solicitors effectively serve as Leighton’s legal defense team? Whose bidding should be done?  The city of Wilkes-Barre’s?  Or Mayor Thomas Leighton’s?

WHAT HAVE THEY HIDDEN?
Does it make you upset that tax dollars pay for solicitors Tim Henry and Bill Vinsko? Do you believe that the city solicitors had a duty to call out or stop Leo Glodzik and the seven year “CARS FOR CASH” scam? Does anyone honestly believe they were ignorant this whole time? A private client of Vinsko's?
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In May 2013 I asked Bill Vinsko (on facebook) “Please explain to the city (WB) why you were disbarred in NJ?”

Vinsko replied:  “Dear Mr. Robbins, I was not disbarred in NJ.  Get your facts straight before you get sued for defamation.  Take this as a warning.  I am not going to roll over like some people do with your ridiculous garbage. Bring it on.”

Had Attorney Vinsko simply explained to me that his license was revoked because he had failed to keep up with the required payments (7 years)… then this would have served as a satisfactory explanation. Instead Bill and Brian Vinsko went “nuclear.” They sent me an extremely threatening letter meant only to intimidate. See below.

They threatened a lawsuit over me asking a public official – City solicitor Bill Vinsko – ONE QUESTION!!!
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The Times Leader article says: Attorney William Vinsko filed a Writ of Summons Friday (May 17) in County Court. The filing indicated legal action has begun but did not contain specifics. Robbins has been critical of Vinsko, attorney for the city of WB, and others in handling complaints against LAG Towing, the city contracted towing company. A message left with Vinsko was not returned, Robbins sent an e mail to Vinsko and others Friday asking him for an explanation on the status of his law license in NJ. His license was administratively revoked, making him ineligible to practice in the state. “I think it is a scare tactic,” Robbins said. “I am not worried about it.”




Found on line:
NJ Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection      Sep 28, 2009   
ID 030742001   William E Vinko Jr   253 S Franklin St   WB  Pa  18701
Year ADM = 2002



LICENSE ADMINISTRATIVELY REVOKED

License Administratively Revoked-The attorney is not currently eligible to practice law in 
New Jersey for one or more reasons, including failure to pay the annual attorney 
assessment to the New Jersey Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection, failure to register 
with IOLTA or maintain IOLTA accounts, or otherwise failing to meet the requirements 
of Rule 1:21-1(a).Administrative ineligibility is not the result of discipline, but attorneys 
who are administratively ineligible are not allowed to practice law in New Jersey. 

Administratively Ineligible – The attorney is not currently eligible to practice law in 
New Jersey for one or more reasons, including failure to pay the annual attorney 
assessment to the New Jersey Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection, failure to register 
with IOLTA or maintain IOLTA accounts, or otherwise failing to meet the requirements 
of Rule 1:21-1(a).Administrative ineligibility is not the result of discipline, but attorneys 
who are administratively ineligible are not allowed to practice law in New Jersey.