Sunday, June 30, 2013

Senta Boyer - just one victim saved

Senta Boyer (below) was one of the few LAG victims to be made “whole” through the help of a private citizen who purchased her a “new” used car. Money for tags, registration, and a few months insurance were thrown in so Senta Boyer could (financially) get her head above water. She had been walking from the Heights to the Mall in January to get to work (since LAG held her car).

Attempts were made to pay off the insane and unfair fees at LAG Towing. I believe it was around $3,200.

But Glodzik would not show the car. Only a fool would offer cash for something that couldn’t be seen. Glodzik refused a credit card (by law he must accept). He refused a check.

It was surmised that the car was off the lot somewhere. Perhaps being sold. One thing we know for sure. Glodzik likes money. He would have taken $3,200 in a nanosecond if the car was physically there.

Senta Boyer and I called the police. Recall… Glodzik intercepts these calls so he speaks to the police before the “victim” ever does. WB police Officer Olshefski answered. He had the audacity to say: “It is no illegal to not show a car.”

Gee… do you think such an asinine response indicates complicity between the police and LAG? Do you sense that LAG was a tiny bit protected (sarcasm)?

What happened next was a “new” used car was purchased for Senta Boyer (in Hazleton). A week later, as if to goad Senta Boyer, Leo Glodzik retrieved her car and showed it to the press like nothing ever happened.

Seen clearly, what Glodzik was doing was he was showing off was the car he stole from Senta Boyer. Remember - he was offered full value for it (to include his insane fees) and he refused payment for it.
Below: Car that rightfully belongs to Senta Boyer since she was never given proper notice from WBPD in addition to being illegally price gouged by LAG. Picture courtesy of Citizen's Voice.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Kane (Marty) is not able

A cry for help?

A “You can’t touch me” thumb of the nose?

A symptom of alcoholism… “It seemed like a good idea at the time!”

I waffled on whether to make this post.

But it occurred to me that the character of a public official does not have an “on again/off again” switch like a light. Elected officials should not act in such an embarrassing way that it reflects negatively on all of their peers. The judgments a Magistrate makes outside of work influence their judgments made while court is in session. This is clearly a public issue.

Marty Kane made this a public issue. Not me. He chose to act the way he did. Nobody has looked into his home or office. Privacy rights include privacy in one’s home and should extend to all family members.

Three sources confirm that Marty Kane was at a restaurant/bar in Luzerne County this weekend. Marty Kane was sitting at a bar in full open view. A man witnessed Marty Kane “making out” (considerably) with someone in very “short shorts.” It was not apparent to onlookers whether this was a very large woman or perhaps a transvestite. But this is not the real issue anyway. His behavior had one onlooker say “this is disgusting.”  His behavior is reckless.

Marty Kane needs help. Others know he needs help. I truly hope he gets it. If so, he won’t have to read about his public exploits any more. It’s up to him. He needs to listen to people who truly care about him and aren’t afraid to tell him the truth.

I know he despises me. Perhaps if he thinks of me while drinking that this alone will “ruin his drinking.”  There is a saying in AA: “There’s nothing worse than a belly full of beer and a head full of AA.”

Friday, June 28, 2013

Car theft charges filed

Car thieves… Welcome to Wilkes-Barre.
“I believe”… you won’t get caught

Does anybody remotely care anymore?

Remember 82 year old Natlie Aleo?
The WB police and LAG never told her that her stolen car was recovered.
Then LAG tried to bilk her out of $2,000.
Then her car was left at her home like a crinkled soda can. See below (courtesy Times Leader)

Apparently in Wilkes-Barre there are no laws against destroying property.
I wonder if Dessoye and Leighton would respond the same way if hooligans threw bricks through their windows.
What follows is yet another horror story in the making.

City Council President William Barrett: Refuses to answer any of my E mails
City Councilman Mike Merritt: This woman lives in his district. He too refuses to answer any of my E mails.


To the attn.:                                    
Scranton FBI                                                            
Pa State Police Troop P                                                      
Luzerne County District Attorney’s Office
Peter J Smith of the US Dept of Justice                           
Governor Corbett                                                    
Attorney General Kathleen Kane
State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan                       
Other representatives/officials who have an interest in the welfare of Luzerne County residents

Plaintiff: (Name withheld here; 35-ish African American working mom)
Defendants: LAG Towing, WB officer Tino Ninotti; WBPD

Charges: Theft and Conspiracy
§ 3921, § 3922, § 3934, § 901, § 902, § 903, § 911

Re: Stolen car from city resident by LAG/ police

To whom it may concern:

I am sending this complaint broadly as it serves as a “living and breathing” example of how so many citizens have lost their vehicles to LAG Towing.  We need “eyeballs” on these concerns. Lots of them.

Common elements with this complaint and others:
-         Conspiracy between WB police (Tino Ninotti) working conspiratorially with LAG to steal a vehicle.
-         Failure of the WB police to send the required notification thus making the car “unlawfully taken.”
-         The predictable dance – the duet - between LAG and the police. Runarounds. “Call the other guy.”
-         The thunderous silence from people paid to protect citizens. Leighton. G Dessoye. Council. Dirty cop(s).

Typically this complaint would be sent to the Magistrate (Marty Kane) who would forward to the DA. However, I cannot afford this route as I know Marty Kane to be imbalanced and ethically bereft. I currently have a complaint filed with the Judicial Review board where I have given them a written transcript and tape of my hearing with Kane in April. He in effect  told me that I would have to pay (pay an attorney) if I wished to have my constitutional rights honored. I unabashedly make the following accusations (from personal experience and highly reliable sources) against Marty Kane:
-         Chemical abuse (alcohol and cocaine; widely known alcoholic)
-         Chronic philandering
-         Case fixing (to include partnering with former police chief / current Council president William Barrett)
-         Lawyers and “elder statesmen” of Wilkes-Barre have told me “hands down” that he is the most corrupt Magistrate

Citizens should not have to put up with Mayors, police chiefs, and Magistrates who couldn’t pass a urine screen/ hair sample test. These people couldn’t get a job at a “Best Buy” or a “Turkey Hill” Minute Mart. We deserve better than degenerates!

The plaintiff, a fully employed African American woman, notified me (Mark Robbins) in early June about her car being stolen in December. She also lost her personal belongings in the car. She agreed to let me use the information she gave me to write a criminal complaint on her behalf. She had no idea where to turn or to whom. This woman received a ticket in December for a lapsed registration. She was cited by Tino Ninotti. The ticket turned into a citation at which point it was paid ($107). The fact that she paid this ticket shows clear intent that she wanted her car back.

Many attempts were made to contact Mike Merritt, her city Councilman, and William Barrett, the WB Council President. They refused to respond. Their staunch opposition to helping this LAG victim clearly demarcates their position on LAG corruption and city corruption. They are clearly “team players” with Leighton, Dessoye, and even LAG.

§ 3921.  Theft by unlawful taking or disposition.
§ 3934.  Theft from a motor vehicle.
§ 3922.  Theft by deception.

This woman was intentionally deceived by Tino Ninotti and Leo Glodzik and the WBPD  in at least the following ways:

Ninotti failed to send her a required WBPD tow report detailing information about her
Car. This alone made her vehicle “unlawfully taken.”

 The Wilkes-Barre Police dept failed to help her locate her car when she inquired.

Leo Glodzik refused to give her information which gave her the false impression that perhaps he did not have her car.

The WBPD told her to call LAG. LAG told her to call police. This is obvious deception.

 The statements above tie into the crimes below.
§ 901.  Criminal attempt.
§ 902.  Criminal solicitation.
§ 903.  Criminal conspiracy. 
§ 911.  Corrupt organization

Leo Glodzik has already admitted to an undercover agent that he shares money with cops. There is more than probable cause to bring charges against LAG, Tino Ninotti (cop), and the WBPD. He split money with an undercover agent using his now infamous line: “Do you know what time it is? It is 11 O’Clock.” He then forked over $1,100 dollars.

This case typifies how “CARS FOR CASH” was run. And we have only scratched the surface
on this (imo) "RICO ACT" scam.

The Towing was very aggressive. This victim could have had her registration completed on line within minutes.                    

Information is purposely withheld from victim. This is the area where NINOTTI could be working in concert with Glodzik.

Victim is typically poor, vulnerable, and/or a minority. The victim here is black.

The runarounds add money to LAG’s pockets at $ 50 per day. By time car is located… victim loses car from predatory pricing.

      As the undercover agent (a few weeks back) proved with the bait car – Glodzik has become comfortable doing business with cops. Ninotti’s reputation is far less than sterling. Ninotti aided and abetted.

   Mark M Robbins
               BA   Economics Wake Forest Univ
               MBA   Lehigh Univ (Valedictorian)
               CMA   Certified Management Accountant
               CFM    Certified Financial Manager

Thursday, June 27, 2013

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


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.

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?

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?

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!!!

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-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. 

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Dessoye and a mom's death

Here is the question: What was the role of

WB Police Chief Gerard Dessoye

in the death of 38 year old mom Jennifer Conniff?

I will splice in pictures related to Jennifer’s death

to include her daughter and grandkids she never met.

I want to put “faces” to this death.

Dessoye  not only failed to shut down a known drug house,

but was meeting clandestinely with the “house mother”.

The “lady of the house” was Catherine Meehan.

Besides being a heroin addict herself, she was selling heroin and narcotics.

Free will vs one’s environment

Jennifer Conniff is responsible for her choice to use heroin

Dessoye is responsible for the place of purchase – the environment…

the drug house itself.

Over one hundred 911 calls should have gotten his attention.
How was Dessoye being serviced by Catherine Meehan?

Drugs? Sex? Both? Neither?

The Chief’s impairments not only

compromise the people… but the police that

have to cover for his negligence.

The citizens of Wilkes-Barre deserve better.

The police need a chief they can trust.

Demand it!!

Monday, June 24, 2013


Allegations back then proven to be true

-          Bribes and Kickbacks

-          Hundreds of poor people who have lost their cars (probably in the thousands)

-          Predatory Pricing and officials/LAG profiting off the backs of the poorest

-          Protection of LAG like a “band of goons protecting a rogue dictator”

-          POLICE CHIEF DESSOYE claims no major complaints (or did he make them disappear with everything else?)

-          My quote: “Rules are broken and records aren’t kept.”

Sunday, June 23, 2013



What I wrote early on still holds true today.

Stealing cars from the impoverished, the vulnerable, and the defenseless must be stopped.

The perpetrators, the police protection, and the bribes must be exposed.

The reign of terror on the poor has lasted (now) eight years.

It begins with Mayor Thomas Leighton.

The dirty cops are “his” cops

Please be sure to see (below) the polygraph test that I felt compelled

to take in the face of police corruption.

Please know that if any of these events had turned out differently, Glodzik would still be the city’s predatory towing contractor. His dishonesty and the cops’ insane belligerence set the stage for this investigation. If the police had been remotely professional and polite, I would have left quietly for good.

I was towed on June 1, 2011. I was told that I was towed because my registration was expired. This would make sense except for the fact that I drove off LAG’s lot (in front of 4 cops) with the same expired sticker. I kid you not. I was also obstructing a crosswalk.

Either way… I accepted it. I walked to LAG’s lot and gasped when he said the tow fee was $200 (about 1.5 mile tow). But I didn’t complain. It was all friendly. It took Glodzik about a minute before he entered the “dark side.” He concocted a lie that I could tell AAA to get my $200 back. A complete fib. He told me, “If I have trouble – have AAA call him.”

So I could have been “in with Flynn” had I taken the offer. I would be have been his new “corruption buddy.” But I chose to just pay the $200 myself.

The problems began when I drove the car off the lot. My car’s squeal was ear piercing. Glodzik had bent the tie rod. I heard that Glodzik routinely tows cars in a sloppy fashion. If he (along with a cop) senses somebody may be parked for a short time – Glodzik will hook up the car “half-assed and fast” and tow the car around the block.

This investigation would not have happened had Glodzik, like a man, admitted he damaged my car and offered to rectify it. How hard would that be? Instead he drove off saying “take it to civil court.” This refrain of “it’s a civil matter” is a nefarious phrase used to quell residents to protect Glodzik. It is the cops’ “pet phrase” to protect Glodzik and a way to never point a criminal finger at Glodzik. It is part of wholesale corruption.

I have never heard of a city not issuing an “event” or “incident” report. I wanted one to take to court to document (what I claimed) happened that day. THE POLICE WOULD NOT GIVE ME ONE. I was persistent in my attempts to get one.

One thing I realized too was how Glodzik intercepts 911 calls made against him and has conversations with the cop on the other end. I called the police several times. In order of physical appearance at LAG, here are the cops that showed:

KENNETH JONES (now suspended for assault related allegations): He pulled up with a partner in Cruiser 543. Jones got out of the car and said, “I have to use the bathroom.” He went inside LAG’s office and locked the door from the inside. HE NEVER TALKED TO ME. He came outside and said, “You are just mad your car got towed.” When I followed through on asking for an incident/event report, he shouted at me, “You disgust me. Get away from me. I don’t even want to look at you.”

KENNETH JONES’ PARTNER was sitting in the cruiser while Jones went inside. I went to talk to him and he would not acknowledge me. I tapped on his window. He would not roll down his window and he kept staring ahead. It was bizarre. My hunch is that he knew how LAG worked and wanted no part of LAG or his victims. Can you imagine the morale within the police force with this type of nonsense?

DANA COPE    When Cope showed up I drove my car past him so he could hear the squealing. He yelled at me, “I don’t give a fuck about your car.” He showed up with a female “police ride-along.” See picture. I cannot imagine a worse “training session.” I have since learned that Dana (and/or family) has accepted tows (or a tow) from Glodzik. Based on Cope’s biased behavior, any “gifts” he has received (including champagne) are in my opinion bribes. Plain and Simple. Like Kenneth Jones, COPE NEVER TALKED TO ME despite me making the calls to police.

BILL HARDEN    Have you ever been in front of someone who is so angry that they reach a level where they are capable of anything? He was like the gargoyle at the gate. I really thought he was going to punch me. Or perhaps take me to jail for some “trumped up” charge with his three lackeys as witnesses. It was me who suffered $780 in damage and I was being treated like the perpetrator. I wish I had him on tape. His explosive temper would have had him minimally suspended. HARDEN NEVER ASKED ME FOR MY SIDE OF THE STORY EITHER.

THE NEXT DAY (June 2)     I went to the police station to find out the identities of the cops that were at LAG. Do you know that Kenneth Jones said? He said that only he and Sergeant Harden were there. Recall… there were 5 people there (including the college ride-along) and he claimed there were only two!

This is when I knew I had to take a polygraph test if I wanted to make a dent in the corruption before me. My first thoughts were of all the poor people who couldn’t afford the fees. Perhaps it is my business background that mapped it all out, but I saw evidence of a car theft ring of massive proportions. Nearly everything I envisioned has come to pass.

The polygraph test cost me $650. I passed with an average certainty rating of 99.2 % on the following four questions.

A) When you called Wilkes-Barre 911 on June 1st, did you report Leo Glodzik's threatening behavior?



B) On June 1, did a Wilkes-Barre police officer (Dana Cope) say to you "l don't give a fuck about your car”?



C) On June 1st, when Wilkes-Barre police arrived on the scene after you called them, did officers speak to Leo Glodzik first before speaking with you? (3 separate instances... Leo Glodzik gets "extra special attention" from police... even in the face of a 911 call made against him.) Do you normally speak to the aggressor first in a 911 call?… and then next to the person who made the call? THREE TIMES OVER? Do you consider this normal police work?



D) On June 1, did Leo Glodzik suggest that you lie to AAA by telling them your car had overheated? (This was part of Leo’s “fraud proposition” to me where he advised me to lie to AAA to get the $200 back... see Section IV on web site)