Sunday, October 31, 2010

John Micek "Investigating" DA Jim Martin, AG Tom Corbett Collusion in Phony "Harassment" Set-Up Against Bill Villa


[UpDated] John Micek is a gossip columnist with The Patriot-News  (for now). But in happier times, John Micek reported on Harrisburg politico gossip for The Morning Call "newspaper." Below are verbatim email exchanges between John Micek and myself that reveal The Morning Call to be proactively (and embarrassingly) looking the other way on some blatant Jim Martin/Tom Corbett collusion designed to shut me up (it didn't work and John Micek no longer works at The Morning Call). Enjoy! BV

Email from John Micek to Bill Villa
Subject: Corbett Stuff
Date: September 8, 2010 5:00:20 PM EDT

Bill: Talked to Corbett's office today, where a spokesman flatly denies that there was any collusion between Corbett & Martin in the decision to allow Mr. Najarian to proceed with his case against you ... I'm going to file a Right-to-Know request in the morning for any communication between Corbett's office and Martin's office on this matter ... Once I see what the RTK request shakes loose, I can proceed from there ...

Email from John Micek to Bill Villa
Subject: Martin/Corbett "Right To Know" Request
Date: September 24, 2010 12:26:56 PM EDT

Bill: Heard back from AG's office yesterday. They politely declined to share the records with me, citing the criminal investigation exemption. Need to consult with bosses on what to do next.

Email from John Micek to Bill Villa

Subject: Martin/Corbett "Right To Know" Request
Date: October 5, 2010 5:12:47 PM EDT

Bill: I regret to inform you that I've come to the end of the line when it comes to pursuing this particular bit of inquiry. Unfortunately, there's nowhere to go, short of litigation, to try to get the correspondence out of the AG's office. My employers are not willing to go that route.

Email from Bill Villa to John Micek
Subject: Your Martin/Corbett "Right To Know" Request
Date: October 12, 2010 7:22:09 PM EDT

Hi John, I'm holding in my hand the communication from DA Jim Martin to Tom Corbett's office that the AG denied your RTK request on because they don't want you to see it. I'd be happy to show it to you and your bosses. Give me a call to discuss it. FYI, I've acquired it through perfectly legal channels.

Readers, curiously, I had to phone a suddenly incommunicative John Micek to get a response to my Oct 12 email. I thought John would be highly interested in learning how and where I was able to acquire a piece of information he had been seeking but had been denied access to by State Attorney General Tom Corbett's office. Instead, and inexplicably, Micek flew off the handle and into a frothy rage at me over the telephone, screeching that he doesn't have to answer to me.

Yesterday, I regular mailed John Micek the letter from DA Jim Martin to Tom Corbett's office that he was denied access to via his Right-To-Know request. I yellow highlighted a telling passage where DA Martin added a bit more information than was required, or appropriate, in a recusal document-- i.e., it's crystal clear that DA Jim Martin is asking AG Tom Corbett's office to screw me, for him.

I'm greatly looking forward to hearing back from John Micek and his bosses on it.

UpDate: Readers, we haven't heard back from John Micek yet so we went ahead and wrote the exposé ourselves, you can read it here.

UpDate, Today: Still no word back from John Micek or his bosses at The Morning Call "newspaper." We are, nonetheless, still endeavoring diligently to acquire "feedback" on this matter from John Micek and his new bosses at the Harrisburg Patriot-News via polite (and weekly) email inquiry that only DA Jim Martin, Governor Tom Corbett, District Judge Rod Beck, and attorney (for now) Dave Najarian would interpret as "harassment." Stay tuned.

Read the David Najarian story, PUSSY: WHIPPED (in court)