Thursday, January 15, 2015

Letter to Governor elect Wolf re: Bill Vinsko hire

Dear Governor-elect Wolf:

We the members of the Wilkes-Barre Taxpayers Association (WBTPA) are deeply disturbed by an appointment that has been rumored to have been made by you, Governor-elect Wolf. The appointment involves Wilkes-Barre City Attorney William (Bill) Vinsko who has served approximately a decade under his relative, the very corrupt Wilkes-Barre Mayor Thomas Leighton.

The WBTPA feel that it is appropriate that you, Governor-elect Wolf, knows what has happened in Wilkes-Barre under Vinsko's watch. If Vinsko has withheld any of the following to you we believe that it speaks to his integrity. We would hope that you, sir, would release him of any duties. We first learned of a relationship between you and Vinsko when you and your wife visited the Vinsko family in Wilkes-Barre. A photograph was posted.

Has Vinsko been transparent with you in all of the following which occurred on Vinsko’s watch?  
- Are you aware aware that the city of Wilkes-Barre is under a major FBI Investigation?
- Are you aware that the LAG Towing (city contracted) criminal empire operated at full throttle under Vinsko? The criminal racket included bribes, price gouging, and stolen cars.
- Are you aware that Leo Glodzik, owner of LAG Towing, was convicted of a felony as part of an FBI sting?
- Are you aware that Leighton promised surreptitious sweetheart property deals to Leo Glodzik?
- Are you aware that five people including Leo Glodzik and two police officers were indicted for credit union fraud?
- Are you aware that the credit union manager committed suicide related to this investigation?
- Are you aware that Mayor Thomas Leighton and Gerard Dessoye soiled the offices of Mayor and police chief with chronic substance abuse. It would be worth pursuing what Vinsko did, if anything, regarding this situation.
- Are you aware that so much gas was missing/stolen from the city pumps that one could drive a mid-size vehicle the distance to the moon and back?
- Are you aware that Leighton was photographed stealing gas (which was later put on a billboard)?
- Did you know that it is alleged that Leighton has monetary ties to the Sherman Hills development (slum) that has been the scene of many murders and shootings and is widely known to be infested with out of state drug dealers.
- Do you know that Leighton has purposefully refrained from inspecting (or auditing of the residents) for a decade?

Governor-elect Wolf, we ask that you retract any employment offers made to William Vinsko. His abject apathy and condoning of corruption speaks for itself. We have witnessed it for a decade. Please do not stain the commencement of your duties with this hire.


                                                                             Wilkes-Barre Taxpayers Association