Thursday, April 28, 2016


God willing, the criminal elite will finally be charged.

Former city tower Leo A. Glodzik III, center, leaves the U.S. Courthouse in Wilkes-Barre with his attorneys Wednesday morning after he appeared in federal court for an arraignment and plea agreement hearing. Glodzik accepted prosecutors’ plea offer, pleading guilty to mail fraud, filling a false tax return and owning a firearm while being a felon. SEE ARTICLE HERE




Cops: Dana Cope (outside), Ken Jones (in cruiser), later Captain Bill Harden showed up, don't know Ken Jones' partner 

This is truly one of the saddest criminal syndicates because it targeted the most vulnerable of populations - the poor. Each stolen vehicle represented an "economic death spiral" for those affected. These people were COMPLETELY shut out of the justice system as the DA and police and the Mayor and city council would not listen to the pleas.

I felt so awful for some victims (like in January) that I peronally used my own cash to put people in cars. If there was ever an example of "putting money where one's mouth is"... this is it.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Salavantis: To be charged with RICO?

A story you will only get through WB Truth. The newspapers will no longer investigate and only report "after the fact" convictions. Big Deal. This id the equivalent of copying and pasting. The dereliction of duty from the papers takes a key watchdog element
out of Luzerne county and further cements NE Pa as the armpit of America.
Current County Manager Dave Pedri; THE SON
DA Salavantis - picture not to scale. The actual Salavantis has significantly more arm fat and a hallowed look from drinking.


Salavantis to Dave Pedri = "Let's make a deal (hush... it is illegal)
(1) I will overlook my sworn duty and NOT prosecute your father fr the $105,000 he stole. I will go after all others who steal (who aren't connected). I realize that severe punishment from the Pa Bar against your dad does not absolve me of my obligations.
(2) In return you (Dave Pedri) must promise not to run for DA for fear that might you might beat me. I will hang the prosecution of your dad over your head. This includes referring the matter to the state attorney general, 
(3) As City Manager I expect special favors from you (say, money for higher salaries, extra prosecutors since I am scare of the court room... generally stuff to make me look good.)"

Dave Pedri: "DEAL!"

Middle District and FBI  > Could you look me in the eye and say this is legal and above board? You know couldn't. Please do your job. There is no valid reason for Charles Pedri not to be charged in a court of law like every other thief. This is a clear example of organized crime

Charles Pedri (when caught stealing, he pays back $105,000).    See HERE

Charles Pedri suspended by PA BAR for 5 years.   See HERE

It is time for Salavantis spend time with "Butch and Penelope" in prison. She is clearly part of significant organized crime.
 - She was let off (with Asst DA Sanguedolce in passenger seat) during a DUI
 - County wide cover up of DUI including state police and Chief Judge Hughes (Stef's handy little campaign helper)
 - She found Leighton innocent of gas gate. The reason? They had a culture of theft. Nice.
 -  She sat on her hands during LAG Towing (not one auto theft) when I personally informed her of hundreds of cars being stolen by "coke head" Glodzik.
 - She allowed three horses to needlessly starve to death.
 - She threw out more than 45 DUI's... some from Asst DA Sanguedolce's firm

Being an idiot does not excuse crime. Nevertheless Salavantis is a flaming idiot. She went to the worst law school in the country and flunked the bar. She is a heavy drinker who often calls Uber to take her home from bars. At the "children's debate" in the Fall... she used her legalese prowess by stating repeatedly that there are "good people" and bad people" (who commit "bad" crimes). She is nothing but a security blanket to the corrupt and the cronies who might lose their jobs if a legitimate DA was in place. Her first appointment was Mike Dessoye who serves as the hub for local corruption.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016


JJ Murphy has quite a sense of entitlement... see Europe Trip to look at pools below.

- He had the city of Wilkes-Barre should for his security system (JJ... you are not that important... no one care about you)
- He sued a suburb of Philly because he didn't get a job (JJ... maybe they saw the $300 per hour you were scamming out of Wilkes-Barre... see below.
- It was during his testimony that it was confirmed that Leighton only worked half days mostly for ribbon cutting.
- He surreptitiously was receiving $300 from Leighton per hour as a "consultant" for the Parking Authority. When it was revealed he hid and slithered away.

Does King's have a major in corruption? Gerard Dessoye, Mike Dessoye, Tony George, Tom Leighton, JJ Murphy, Drew McLaughlin (spokes joke)... led by the completely corrupt Father (less) Ryan who knew of Gerard Dessoye and LAG Towing, the heroin honey, and the drug house Dessoye protected. For this Dessoye gets $85,000. I think King's needs a Godly cleansing to protect the good ones (Tedd Max, D Madden, Mike Pasquini, Sue Henry etc...)

JJ Murphy   $300 / $400 per hour    This was paid through his brother’s Philly law firm. People were stunned.
Alan Wohlstetter   $400 / $500 per hour    Wohlstetter worked for the Philly firm.
Rosen, Jenkins, & Greenwald    $200      Approximate pay for City solicitor
Total = $900 per hour     To go as high as $1,100 per hour
Additionally, JJ Murphy is named in a lawsuit against the city. The lawsuit states that Murphy satisfies the element of “intent to harm” by interfering with a contractual relation as wells as a “tortious interference” claim against a local business. Federal Judge Richard Caputo refused to dismiss the charges against Murphy.

This lawsuit is expected to be the biggest civil rights lawsuit in NEPA’s history. Thanks JJ.

Murphy – you left with you tail between your legs in a fog of shame and embarrassment. You left so fast you left your family behind. You may call people in the article idiots… but you will long be remembered as the snake. Go slither in your hole.

I TRIED !!!!


posted Apr 14, 2012, 11:18 AM by WilkesBarreCity TaxpayerAssociation
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Dear Ms. Kelly of the Attorney General, the Phil FBI, and other esteemed authorities:
Thank you for reviewing this urgent matter. You might label this letter as a pre-emptive strike against what is quickly blooming into a corruption hail storm. Very seriously, with the numbers in play, this has the potential to be area’s biggestbribe scheme – EVER! After I had written a letter to the W-B City Council, some stunning new developments appeared on the front page of the paper (The Citizen’s Voice).

The Players:  Patrick Murphy (Attorney General Candidate) and JJ Murphy (his brother):    Patrick Murphy is the Managing partner of Fox Rothschild law firm in PhiladelphiaThis law firm firm hired was hired by the Wilkes-Barre at the urging of JJ Murphy to oversee the sale of the parking authority. JJ Murphy claims it was all a coincidence. The firm then turned around and hired JJ Murphy as a consultant - despite never doing business with him.                
A) JJ Murphy “told Leighton” to hire this Philly law firm to the exclusion of local and city (W-BattorneysWhy is Leighton listening to JJ Murphy who is two years out of office as W-B City Administrator?
B) The firm agreed to pay JJ Murphy $300/hr to be paid by W-B ($8,100 total so far) How does that work? How can a law firm tell a client who to hire as a consultant and what they must pay? Makes no sense.
C) The law firm has recommended a 2nd consultant to do “valuations” for $5,000. Are you kidding me? I have an MBA and worked in Corporate finance. A discounted cash flow evaluation might take 10 minutes.
D) The law firm even recommended a 3rd consultant to do more work but the W-B Parking Authority resisted.
E) The total to date is $8,100. He has charged $5 per minute! Many in this city only make $9 per hour.
                        … Nobody seems to know exactly what JJ Murphy has done for $ 8,100
                        … The conflict of interests and these payments have been kept “super quiet” until now. I wonder why?
F) JJ Murphy was also part of a “charm campaign” headed by Leighton/Dessoye last fall to “make me go away” after I exposed massive corruption in Wilkes-Barre. See / “$1 M Cover-up by Leighton” (p 10)

Mayor Leighton has abdicated responsibility. He blames it on the Parking Authority because technically, they hired the firm. But according to one member (Ed Katarsky) of the Parking Authority (Citizen’s Voice), “He (Leighton) was pushing us, pressuring us to do it.” Katarsky and others are clearly frustrated. “The cost was to be around $175,000. Now we are worried it will top $300,000.”

Leighton wants to sell the parking authority in W-B. As you can see on the next page… I don’t think they turn a profit now. He wants $20 million and he wants the buyer to assume more than $ 10 million in debt. His idea is so wildly stupid you will have to read the next page to see for yourself. A person that would pay this much would be if it served as a bribe for a far bigger project. Yet he talks about “this lease” which sounds like he has someone in mind. One thing I know – as a stand-alone deal it is preposterous. I also don’t believe that all $300 per hour that JJ Murphy makes. Like the “Cars for Cash” scam – Leighton skims from the “take.” Bribery and/or kickbacks stands as the best explanation for what he does.

HOW YOU CAN HELP (to the extent that you can):
A)    Since the agreement with Fox Rothschild was set up under obvious duress – it should be nullified.
B)     Leighton needs to be suspended while an investigation takes place. There is too much evidence of corruption.
C)     “Cars for Cash”… “Million dollar cover-up”… “Two protected drug houses”… can be seen on
Lastly, let me say I am the best person to point out corruption. I am completely independent and am beholden to nobody.

Prepared by Mark M Robbins (presented at W-B Council meeting)

Pro Forma Income Statement (Annual; in thousands ($ k))

$900 k             Revenue (taken from actual parking figures)                      
Price Constraints in effect (hurts potential buyer)
                        Fines for metered parking goes to the city (hurts potential buyer)  
72                    8 % fee to city of Wilkes-Barre
350                  Interest on $7 million bond (assumes very low 5 %)
100                  Interest on outstanding debt on Intermodal (estimate… don’t have exact figure)
150                  Salaries for Labor (2 shifts; 3 workers per shift… very conservative estimate)
50                    Manager’s Salary
80                    Benefits expense   (very conservative… at Harris Corp equaled 51% of payroll)
30                    Liability Insurance
100                  Modernization (to be paid for by buyer… look at conditions at Boscov Park-ade)
-32                   ($ Loss in thousands)

Annual Income of …                           takes this many years to pay back $20M + $7M debt
$250 k                                                 108 years
$500 k                                                 54 years
$750 k                                                 36 years
$ 1 Million                                           27 years          

            Anybody with a sound mind would “pass” on this. The city has a duty to tell any buyer that there is no likelihood that they will get their money back in their life time. Not disclosing this fact would be like not telling a buyer of a home that their house sits on a sink hole. It is fraudIf the city ever sold this to a legitimate (but gullible) person the city would find itself in court for years.

            Minimally, the public needs to see the income statements for the Parking Authority. Council members and whoever will vote on this – please demand to see the Parking Authority Income Statements. It is the bottom line that is of interest – not the top line. Yet, these statements must be looked at from the buyer’s viewpoint. Does it make sense? Or is it nonsense? The “better the deal” is for Wilkes-Barre… the more chance is that it is a bribe.

            As it stands now, nobody with even a modicum of business acumen would touch this. This is a completely bogus business deal. Completely illegitimate. The question becomes: Who is willing to funnel $20 million plus the $ 7 million in debt into the city and what are they getting in return? This has the “prints” of the “Million dollar mystery” all over it. Back then it was the purchase fire trucks for a charter school. Here we have a non-income producing parking authority.  I am going on record to say this has corruption written all over it. This looks, acts, and smells like a bribe. What big contracts are in the pipeline that would have someone pay $20M and take on massive debt? Any buyer needs to be completely scrutinized.

Parking consultant raises eyebrows in W-B

BY JOSH MOYER (STAFF WRITER)    Published: April 13, 2012
Mark Moran / The Citizens' Voice Members of the Wilkes-Barre Parking Authority met Thursday to discuss parking fees.
Residents are paying former city administrator J.J. Murphy $300 an hour as a consultant while the city explores whether to lease its parking assets, according to the Wilkes-Barre Parking Authority. Murphy has already received $8,130 for 27.1 hours of work and has billed the Parking Authority for times ranging from 12-minute periods to seven hours, according to a March 19 time sheet that was obtained by The Citizens' Voice.
Murphy, who left the city in January 2010, said he recommended to Mayor Tom Leighton that Wilkes-Barre hire the Fox Rothschild law firm to put together proposals and oversee the process. One of Fox Rothschild's partners is Patrick MurphyJ.J. Murphy's brother who is running for thestate attorney general.
Leighton denied responsibility for the law firm hiring Murphy as a consultant, saying the Parking Authority ultimately approved hiring Fox Rothschild. But one Parking Authority board member pointed the finger at Leighton. "He was pushing us, pressuring us to do it," board member Ed Katarsky said Thursday. "And we just kind of gave in." Board members at Thursday's Parking Authority meeting expressed frustration at the snowballing costs of the consulting fees.
Initially, the total cost was expected to be in the range of $175,000. Now, Katarsky and others worried the authority could be on the hook for more than $300,000. "It's not right," said G. Terry Madonna, Franklin & Marshall's director of the Center for Politics and Public Affairs. "I hate to say this, but it sort of sounds like business as usual in cities and governments across the country."
Leighton acknowledged Thursday afternoon he talked with Murphy last winter about leasing the city's parking assets, but he said he was not responsible for hiring his friend. "It's an absolute coincidence,"J.J. Murphy said in a telephone interview, explaining his brother is not involved in the project. After getting the contract in January, Fox Rothschild turned around and hired J.J. Murphy, who formed GOALS Consulting, and they settled on a $300-per-hour fee. (to be paid by W-B of course!) The Parking Authority, which gets its funding from the city's parking garages, is paying that fee. Asked whether his law firm had ever before hired GOALS Consulting, the attorney representing Fox Rothschild, AlanWohlstetter, paused for 15 seconds before saying no.
J.J. Murphy said he would have recommended any law firm that employed Wohlstetter. It is purely a coincidence his brother works at the same firm, he said.  (yea… right!!) Fox Rothschild has hired as a second consultant Shelly Communications and on Thursday tried to hire a third consultant. After a small uproar from the board, the attorney representing the firm instead settled on a $5,000 retainer for DESMAN Associates, who would work on the valuations.
"They're hiring all these consultants," Katarsky added. "We knew they had the right to do it, but it's kind of getting out of hand here a little bit." Wilkes-Barre's City Council voted Thursday night to continue to the second phase of the project, which would solicit proposals. Council members Bill Barrett and Tony George expressed surprise after the meeting that J.J. Murphy was hired as a consultant. (This is true… Leighton often leaves city council members in the dark). But, they said, they had no control over that. City council will face a more important vote later this year on whether to actually lease the city's parking assets to a private entity. Thursday's vote just gave the Parking Authority approval to seek more information. "If it's not going to benefit the city," George said, "I'm not going to vote for it."
Leighton said he, too, would not recommend the city approve a lease if it wouldn't be beneficial. He also believed J.J. Murphy's hiring wasn't unusual because the city hires former Department of Public Works employees to plow snow and mow lawns. (for $300 per hour?)  This situation, he said, is similar. “This wasn't hidden," Leighton said. "If there was a conflict, I would not have done it. If (J.J.) retired last month and we're doing it now, that's a conflict. He was on his own for two years now.", 570-821-2052

Wednesday, April 6, 2016



DA Stefanie Salavantis is not qualified to be DA. This is so obvious it needs no further reflection. This blog post will indicate her very important role in corruption as the highest ranking law enforcement officer in Luzerne county. It has been impossible for her not to see the racketeering and/or corrupt behavior going on under her nose; I alerted her before she was DA and many times since. More verbeage follows the photos and E Mails

Salavantis always had the option to ask the State Attorney to investiagate. Instead she let the guilty go free and unfettered. Absolving Leighton from "gas gate" is yet another example. How could this not be referred to the State Attorney General given the relationships in the first flow chart below? Salavantis is clearly ensconced as an insider in the county's corrupt syndicate.

In the beginning...   I first alerted Salavantis to massive corruption before she used false ads to get herself elected. The E mails can be seen after the pictures below.

Then she had a DUI covered up by state police with Asst DA Sanguedolce in car during the time she was going door to door with President Judge Dick Hughes.


"Straight up Corruption"   DUI TOSSED
From: Stefanie Salavantis <>
To: "Mark Robbins" <>
Date: Friday, September 2, 2011, 5:38 PM

Mark: I am looking into the Cars for Cash scandal.  It is very interesting.  Thanks for the information. Stefanie

From: Mark Robbins <>
To: Stefanie Salavantis <>
Sent: Monday, September 5, 2011 7:00 PM

 I hope you find it more than "interesting." Crimes are being committed. Leighton has within the last week refused to adhere to the Towing contract. He insists on giving Leo Glodzik a monopoly. This by itself is corrupt activity (hence corruption).
   How many people on fixed income lost their cars due to predatory pricing (up to $250)?


1)      Glodzik is to provide monthly inventories of people’s cars to the police chief. He has provided none in 75 months.
2)      The Mayor is to enforce “industry standard” pricing ($80/tow). Glodzik charges 3 times that ($250 and higher).
3)      With $50/day impound fees (twice the average), many low income people have had their carsseized and sold.

1)  Persuading someone or some people (W-B Mayor Thomas Leighton and W-B Police Chief Gerard Dessoye)
2)  To act in one's favor(to the extreme favor of Leo Glodzik of LAG Towing) giving him monopoly status)
3)  Illegally or dishonestly(by illegally breaking the city contract for 75 straight months. See 1, 2 , and 3 above.
4)  By a gift of money or other inducement ($50,050 Glodzik annually gives to city).
All four facets of a bribe are present. There you have it. A Bribe exists. This, however, is just the tip of the iceberg. How else does Glodzik take care of the Mayor/others in return for $500,000, no price controls, and no inventory requirements? It would torture one’s logic to assume there aren’t kickbacks. Nevertheless, for starters, at least we know bribery exists.
These “favors” were not provided to the previous contracted tower who didn’t pay for the contract. This tower did not overcharge. I know because I have physically examined his receipts. $75 was the standard rate. In fact, he wasn’t given a fair chance to bid on the 2005 contract and later won a $250k court settlement. In the worst of ways, the Mayor wanted Leo Glodzik as the Tower. The reasons are apparent.

At the bare minimum… Glodzik gives $50k & in return the city illegally
“looks the other way” in all important aspects of the contract.
There are no records and no price caps. It is a concealed cash “free-for-all.”

Fast facts on LAG Towing:
1) Salavantis was alerted to LAG Towing months before she was electesd (below).
2) Cops are reported to have received a bribe of $50 per tow.
3) The tow rate per monh for Falzone's (current) is said to ne 17 per month. The tow rate at LAG was said to be over 100 per month.
4) LAG stole cars by price gouging customers and withholding their vehicles illegally.
5) It is hard not to calculate the number of stolen cars to be any less than 1,000.

To catch Leo Glodzik (LAG Towing) in one "sting" operation does not come close to serving justice. It is an insult. Leighton, Gerard Dessoye, Mike Dessoye, and Stefanie Salavantis were either participants of the LAG Crininal Empire or had knowledge of it.

This is truly one of the saddest criminal syndicates because it targeted the most vulnerable of populations - the poor. Each stolen vehicle represented an "economic death spiral" for those affected. These people were COMPLETELY shut out of the justice system as the DA and police and the Mayor and city council would not listen to the pleas.

I felt so awful for some victims (like in January) that I peronally used my own cash to put people in cars. If there was ever an example of "putting money where one's mouth is"... this is it.

I have become a target for nuisance charges. I have been to court 8 times with a a jury trial set for a misdemeanor charge. The police report states that I used nasty language against another person in 2/1/2 minutes of phone time. The DA has sought it is in the state's best interest to refer my case to the State Attoeney General. A jury trial for this.And Leighton walks from from gas gate. I have been convicted of nothing and - truth be told - my attorney says I have a zero per cent chance of losing the case. It is obvious that I am trying to be silenced. I will not be silenced.


What follows is a "Who's who" in corruption mostly pertaining to the LAG Towing Criminal Empire headed by:

Leo Glodzik: Who is in deep trouble with FBI and was convisted of a felony. But to say that Glodzik stands alone is laughable.

Mayor Tomas Leighton stands as the Head of this racketerring enterprise. As you recall, Leighton tried to "slip" prperties to Glodzik foe 10 cents on the dollar.

Former WBPD Chief Gerard Dessoye also stands at the head who said he had "no need" to keep LAG records even though they were reqiuired by the contract.

According to the Times Leader, Leo Glodzik is getting help for substance abuse. I do not believe the same can be said for G Dessoye or T Leighton.

The FBI performed a successful indictments against 2 from the WBPD. But it shouldn't work like this. We have working knowledge of crimes committed by Mayors and Chiefs of police. This should be a top down investigation.

Monday, April 4, 2016



This blog post today will begin with an inside look at the severe psychological manipulation and depravity occurring within (for profit) Gratitude Training. The woman below, in order to subsidize her many unpaid labor hours at GT, offered to pose NUDE for cash and food. Some of the posts resulting from this request are posted below.  This may make you both sad and outraged at the same time. 

CONTEXT: GRACE NORIEGA (obviously not embarrassed within this cult) had volunteered to let men take nude pictures of her so she could get a "little food and money" to help subsidize her unpaid labor at (for profit) Gratitude Training. Such labor included shift work while "door guarding" (sitting outside a door with while a program was held). GT teaches that "door guarding" is important in order to hold "sacred space" (no one is ever told exactly what that means). When I saw her volunteering to pose nude (and whatever activity that could follow) I stepped in and brought light to this ABSOLUTELY CRAZED scenario. I offered to buy Grace Noriega food rather than posing naked and she never responded.  Apparently someone did bring her groceries only AFTER I brought light to her proposition. But I saw NO EVIDENCE that the CEO/FOUNDER (Jo Englesson, who claims a vision of World Peace) chipped in to help. 

In this Facebook post above, someone has the guts to call out what is really going on here. 
Please know, she is modeling for scraps of food and money - and looking for some seedy cult member to get his jollies by snapping pics. We don't know if it would have ended with "just nude pictures (ahem!). Nude modeling is not her profession (nor could it be).

 Above, "Authoring" is a core principle of GT. It means we "write" are own script in life. Very close to just playing God ourselves. And it is all omplete horse shit. Aborted as a fetus? You wrote it (authored it). So, according to their own principles, Jo Englesson authored me into her life so I can shut this cult down (and count it... it will happen!) Jo Engellson may have even "authored" her own prison sentence for tax evasion! How exquisite!

I was the first to step in and offer food but I wasn't responded to. So is this a happy story or actually a remarkably sad one? As a reference point, Hare Krishnas are mandated to beg for their substinence. Apparently so is Grace Noriega. Able to speak up for her issues? Huh? To panhandle and pose nude?

Model, actress, and motivational speaker? Yea... and I want to be the next
Michael Jordan. Students become drunk on "magical thinking" which is a toxic and addicting 
substance within Gratitude Training. A massive hangover comes along in the form of "reality."

Grace's first solicitation to pose naked.

As you can see, none of her friends actually offered her food for money. More interested in seeing a naked girl. Describes the morals within Gratitude Training.