Monday, May 14, 2012

Sharks look to eat their own, a James Barracato cautionary shark tale

If you want to swim in the deep end of the pool with the big fish, the first rule you might want to follow as a self-proclaimed big time political operative in service to your counte$$ is not get caught red handed providing defamatory information to the local paper on Reform writers.

James Barracato, aka FinBoy left the telltale marks in a document obtained by Grafix Avenger submitted to the Hudson Reporter.  So as Hoboken awaits to see how the embarrassing details are handled on their end which in and of itself is disturbing on many levels not only journalistic ones, the real question is how one Grafix Avenger is taking the "news."

Horsey's lawyers have given up hope on a big payday but they say Grafix Avenger has an airtight case against James Barracato and Councilwoman Beth Mason.

Should she decide to pursue a defamation case, she'd not only have all the materials at hand to deliver a knockout blow, she'd place the Hudson Reporter in the embarrassing position of revealing some less than savory methods.

For James Barracato and Beth Mason, the "discovery" in a defamation lawsuit would only get worse from there.

James Barracato could be going from hunter to the hunted.  His exposure in a political operation gone bad places both him and his paymaster Beth Mason in a potential defamation case.

Original FinBoy graphic courtesy Jhnny "to the butter" Newman and public domain online sources.

Original charges against Hoboken PEO as presented by HPD spokesman

Here's video from a CBS story against the Hoboken PEO in November 2010:



 The original story is here: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2010/11/05/hoboken-meter-reader-accused-of-sandwich-shakedown/

Talking Ed Note: Was there someone else getting parking tickets by this Hoboken PEO who was offended by his doing so?  Sgt. Williams is welcome to offer more insights at his convenience.

Hoboken PEO reinstated after criminal charges dismissed

City of Hoboken announces:


PARKING ENFORCEMENT OFFICER RETURNS TO PARKING UTILITY

Parking Enforcement Officer Kleber Vera has been reinstated on the job after being suspended in November, 2010. Vera was hired by the Parking Utility in February, 2010. He was suspended without pay pending the disposition of the criminal court case against him which touched upon his office. Ultimately all charges were dismissed.

“Mr. Vera and his family went through a very difficult and very public process, and now that the charges against him have been dismissed, I welcome him back as an employee of the City of Hoboken,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer.

“Kleber Vera had a good work record prior to these events, and I’m happy to hear that his charges were dropped,” added Transportation and Parking Director Ian Sacs.