Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Beth Mason criminal trial against MSV September 9th in Jersey City

Summer's unofficially over so it's back to work or school for some and back to court for MSV in its second trial this year on more criminal allegations by the just reinstated Councilwoman Beth Mason.

The criminal allegations and lastest Mason challenge to the First Amendment is set for Wednesday in Jersey City Municipal Court.

The criminal allegations came almost a full year back in September last year after Beth Mason was handed a subpoena to appear in the Bajardi v Pincus frivolous SLAPP-suit trial.

Attempts by her attorneys to quash the subpoena in Hudson Superior Court failed as more than seven-thousand emails were referenced as evidence in several successful opposing motions. Those thousands of emails between Beth Mason, her husband and political committee treasuer Richard Mason and former plaintiffs Lane Bajardi and his wife Kimberly Cardinal Bajardi were filed with the court against the frivolous civil lawsuit with some published in The Bench Slapped Series. 

Mason alleges she was assaulted with a subpoena right before before the start of a September 17th, 2014 City Council meeting.  An earlier attempt to drop off witness subpoenas for both her and her husband, Richard Mason of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz while having dinner at their home on September 15th she also alleges constitutes criminal harassment.

Bajardi v Pincus was thrown out of Hudson Superior Court mid-trial and slammed with sanctions of over $276,000 on July 8th.

Beth Mason did not attend the July 8th Hoboken City Council meeting that evening after the frivolous SLAPP-suit ruling was published and three successive City Council meetings spanning eight weeks into September. As a result under NJ law, she automatically vacated the second ward council seat.

Last Wednesday, the City Council led by Council President Ravi Bhalla ended a closed session and passed a resolution to start the meeting reinstating her to the second ward council seat and forgiving unexcused absences allowing Beth Mason to complete her term concluding year end.



CRIMINAL TRIAL:    WEDNESDAY - SEPTEMBER 9TH, 2015

Location: 365 Summit Avenue, Jersey City
Jersey City Muncipal Court, Court Room 3

Time: 9:00 am (estimated)

Presiding: The Honorable Judge Cynthia Jackson


Related: Grafix Avenger earlier tied some public emails together related to the criminal allegations:
http://grafixavenger.blogspot.com/2015/04/why-didnt-richard-mason-open-his-door.html