Remind me again - why was Joe Cimperman indicted and Brancatelli is not?

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 06/24/2018 - 10:59.
Remind me again - why was Joe Cimperman indicted and Brancatelli is not?

 

On Monday, November 12, 2018, 12:45:32 PM EST, Laura McShane  wrote:
 
 
Hi Cory,
 
Would be interested in your dissection of current Ken Johnson investigation.  
 
Eric contends that no laws have been broken:
 
 
 
 
 

Johnson calls Naymik’s stories “fake news” and ain’t resigning

AdvanceOhio political consultant and cleveland.com blogger Mark Naymik is being ripped by Ward 4 Councilman Kenn...

 
 
 
 
however, I believe that another councilperson - Tony Brancatelli does warrant an investigation for contracts secured by his wife's company/employer Hatha Communications.  

Can you verify whether Cleveland.com has opened an investigation into any current Cleveland city council person??

Cleveland.com began its investigation in the wake of accusations from Cimperman's election opponent at the time, Carrie Kurutz, who claimed the incumbent had voted numerous times to approve contracts with LAND Studio and with its predecessor, ParkWorks, despite the fact that his wife, had worked for one or the other since 1996. 
 
 
 
According to court documents, Cimperman penned two resolutions in 2008 and 2009 that championed ParkWorks' applications for about $2 million in grants through the Clean Ohio Fund. The company sought the grants to acquire two parcels and a portion of a former railway to build a trail and green corridor connecting the Towpath Trail to the Lake Erie shoreline at Whiskey Island.
 
 
 
 

Former downtown Cleveland City Councilman Joe Cimperman charged in Ohio ...

Former Cleveland City Councilman Joe Cimperman was charged Wednesday with 26 misdemeanors related to his involve...

 
Joe's felony convictions were reduced to misdemeanors 

State law prohibits public officials from using their authority or influence to secure public contracts in which the official, a family member or business associate has an interest. Doing so could amount to a fourth-degree felony, punishable by a fine of up to $5,000 or as many as 18 months in prison.

And to Eric Brewer's point:

  https://www.clevescene.com/scene-and-heard/archives/2018/04/25/former-city-councilman-joe-cimperman-charged-with-26-misdemeanors

Scene magazine's coverage relative to the cover story on Ken Johnson.

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Tony Brancatelli's wife works for Hatha Communications

Yost's office on Wednesday charged Cimperman with 26 counts of having an unlawful interest in a public contract, with offenses dating back to 2002. 

The investigation focused on public contracts and grants that Cimperman voted to approve during his tenure on council that benefited ParkWorks, where Cimperman once served on the board of trustees and where his wife, Nora Romanoff, worked as a senior project manager. ParkWorks later became LAND Studio.

https://www.cleveland.com/court-justice/index.ssf/2018/04/former_councilman_joe_cimperma_1.html

 http://realneo.us/content/no-cert-response-or-coordination-city-cleveland-website-down

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RE: Hatha Communications -

must be nice to get all of these city contracts AND

CONTRACTS with

Cuyahoga County Land Bank where

Tony Brancatelli CHAIRS the quasi-governmental board...at the Cuyahoga County Land BANK>>>

 

Not to mention that Tony Brancatelli directly funds Detroit Shoreway Development Corp (through

Metro West) and those HUD monies go to pay his wife's salary at Hatha... I would also guess that

Gail Glamm, not Katherine Bulava, is the real principal of this front agency for sucking up public

monies in tradition of Patti Choby and John Zajac...et al. ad nauseum; 

https://www.cleveland.com/cityhall/index.ssf/2014/04/cleveland_council_president_an.html

http://realneo.us/content/bagman-buddy-system-city-hall-check-john-zayac#comment-35738

http://publicrelationsconsultant.org/clients/

http://realneo.us/content/joe-cimperman-was-indicted-paying-his-wife-through-city-contracts

 NOTE: the site is now down -archived site: http://web.archive.org/web/20130908174410/http://www.hathacommunications.com/

 

Public Records Request on Hatha

Amended to all expense reports from Jan 2013-Dec 2016, since Anthony Brancatelli can not recall
whether he paid Hatha (his wife's company) through his expense account....

City - Public Records Request 8 days ago

C000123-010619
I am requesting the monthly expense reimbursement reports for Councilman Anthony Brancatelli - from the date he assumed the position.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ohio Ethics Commission requires me to prove that Tony Brancatelli's wife benefited from his council position.  Evidently, false advertising
by Hatha (claiming numerous contracts with City of Cleveland and departments) does not count.  As a council person - Tony
Brancatelli shilled for his wife's company, which should fall under the influence  violation-  I will also be requesting any individual  CDC **** contracts w/Hatha
 
 
 
 
State law prohibits public officials from using their authority or influence to secure public contracts in which the official, a family member or business associate has an interest. Doing so could amount to a fourth-degree felony, punishable by a fine of up to $5,000 or as many as 18 months in prison.
 

City - Public Records Request 8 days ago

 
C001855-110618 
Cleveland City Council paid Hatha Communications for services rendered from years 2010-2017. Please provide the total compensation received by Hatha Communications from any Cleveland City Council accounts.
 
On 8/27/2018 9:46:36 AM, Cleveland Public Records Center wrote: