Tuesday, March 15, 2011

THE DIRTY FACTS ON DA JIM MARTIN

Crooked and incompetent Lehigh County DA Jim Martin has grown accustomed to not being challenged on anything.


Martin, a Republican, ran unopposed in 2003, and again in 2007.

As a "prosecutor," DA Jim Martin is careless, erratic, inconsistent, crooked, wildly dishonest, and incompetent-- he's also a drunk driver's best friend who couldn't care less about the families of DUI homicide victims.

Protecting DA Jim Martin at every crooked turn is The Morning Call "newspaper" and its crony-connected law firm, Gross McGinley, led by "Democrat," and Republican DA Jim Martin fundraiser, Malcolm J. Gross and partner Pat Reilly.

DA Jim Martin is supported politically by former Pennsylvania State Attorney General and current (for now) Governor Tom Corbett.

Cash Contributing Members of DA Jim Martin's reelection Finance Committee include Abe Atiyeh, Dexter Baker, Dean Browning, Joseph A. Bubba, Esq., Gene Buckno, Greg Butz, Judge Edward Cahn, Jack Daddona, Bob Ford, Dave Helmer, Mike Keenan, Jamie Musselman, Joseph Fitzpatrick, Esq., Bill & Phyllis Grube, David Jaindl, Mark Lieberman, Scott Pidcock, Wm. Platt, Esq., JB Reilly, Charles Snelling, Matthew Sorrentino, Esq., Joel Spira, John Waldron, Esq., Wayne Woodman & Lisa Scheller.

Cash Contributing Members of DA Jim Martin's reelection Host Committee include Air Products PAC, Angelo Almonti, Esq., Dr. John Altobelli, Hon. Patrick Browne, Lee Butz, Hon. Charles Dent, Howard Epstein, Jane Ervin, The Very Rev. Daniel G. Gambet, Sally Gammon, Elmer Gates, Malcolm J. Gross, Esq., Hon. Julie Harhart, Anne Harrity, Rev. Grant E. Harrity, William Heydt, Gavin P. Holihan, Esq., James T. Huber, Esq., Tony Iannelli, Bob Lovett, Hon. Bob Mensch, Michael Moyer, Esq., Michael Pessina, Dr. Raymond Singer, A. Renee Smith, Esq., Robert G. Tallman, Esq., Judge Thomas A. Wallitsch, and John Yurconic.

Generous 2011 repeat cash contributors include JB Reilly, Lee Butz, Abe Atiyeh, Gene Buckno, Joe Brake, Larry Beans, Bob Kelly, Michael Pessina, Wayne Woodman & Lisa Scheller, Gavin P. Holihan, Esq., Father Daniel Gambet, attorney (for now) David Najarian, Judge Maxwell Davison, Judge Edward Cahn, Merrily Starkey, David Jaindl, Anne Jaindl, and Catherine Jaindl-Leuthe (gobble gobble) [Source: LehighCounty.org, Jim Martin 2011 Campaign Finance Reports]

Let's boot DA Jim Martin and Allentown's crooked colluding cronies out of power.

Here's why ...

THE DIRTY FACTS
ON DA JIM MARTIN


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52 comments:

Bill Villa said...

Readers, please see my disturbing 3/19/11 "Editor's Note" at the bottom of our already disturbing LVS post from March 15, 2009.

Lehigh County Democrat said...

My Take...

Bill, as the 11/8 election day gets closer (every day), and more and more of your "dirty facts" on Martin get out there, and get more and more traction, it wouldn't surprise me if Martin withdrew from the race and retired. At some point between now and 11/8, it will become apparent even to Martin and Gross McGinley and the Morning Call that Jim Martin cannot win reelection. The Irish jig is up.

Over & Out...

Anonymous said...

It's absolutely criminal what District Attorney James Martin and the Morning Call did to Veronica Rohrer.

Anonymous said...

If I were Mal Gross...I'd persuade Jim Martin to step down, now, otherwise, Jim's flowering reputation could destroy Gross McGinley.

Bill Villa said...

VETERAN VOTE PANDERING DEPARTMENT, by Kevin Amerman of The Morning Call "newspaper"

County seeks to mentor troubled veterans

Amazing. DA Jim Martin has never been anywhere near military service, and yet The Morning Call gives Jim the "stage" (can you tell it's an election year?) to pander for votes from veterans. This is not only a fuckin' disgrace, it insults the intelligence and the military service of the numerous veterans who work in and for Lehigh County, and who should have been the person being quoted in this article, not Jim Martin.

Mrs. Dottie said...

Want to complain?

Contact Debbie Garlicki in the Lehigh County district attorney's office at 610-782-3230.

Anonymous said...

Q. If the ballot petition challenge against Mr. Martin was so "frivolous" in Mr. Martin's (hiccup) expert legal opinion, how come Mr. Martin, a district attorney (for now) didn't defend himself? How come Martin needed to hire Lehigh County's most crony-connected and expensive law firm to defend him? And will county taxpayers be paying that legal invoice?

Bill Villa said...

8:43, those are 3 excellent questions that deserve to be answered, and you're not the first LVS commenter to ask them.

I will (politely) pose your 3 excellent questions to DA (for now) Jim Martin in an "Email, Outgoing" installment on Monday (or maybe Sunday), w/ some additional observations uniquely my own. Keep checking back ...

LVS SiteMeter(R) Spotlight said...

FYI, LVS readers are spending a lot more time @ LVS lately. This past week ...

Average Visit Length > 37 minutes 53 seconds

... roughly double LVS's historical average visit length.

LVS SiteMeter(R) Spotlight said...

The Morning Call "newspaper" is spotted stalking LVS continuously, nearly 24 hours a day, every day, including weekends & national holidays, and these folks of course include DA Jim Martin water-carrying "columnist" Bill White, really determined truth concealer/"editor" Mike Miorelli, colluding and mortified "reporter" John Micek, deaf, dumb, and blind "reporter" Manny Gamiz, and DA Jim Martin bootlicker extraordinnaire, Paul Carpenter.

Domain Name > (Unknown)
IP Address > 163.192.12.# (Tribune Company)
ISP > Tribune Company

Time of Visit > Mar 20 2011 3:28:28 am

Anonymous said...

No way idiot lawyer Jim Martin would represent himself. Martin doesn't know the law, or his way around a courtroom and he publicly admitted that when he hired Gross McGinley, the law firm founded by the judge, Carol McGinley. Your readers excellent questions show the depth of their intellect.

Bill Villa said...

Well said.

WORTH REPEATING DEPARTMENT

Readers, here's a re-run of one of my favorite emails to DA Jim Martin.

On May 23, 2010, at 5:04:40 PM, Bill Villa wrote:

Subject Heading: You made my day, Jim, thanks (from Bill Villa)

DA Jim, such a pleasant surprise spotting you waddling to your smashed-up car in the parking lot of Lehigh Country Club on Sunday afternoon. By the way, that was Sheena's mom, Sheena's stepmom, and Sheena's three brothers who were with me.

So Jim, what the heck happened to your black Cadillac SUV? The driver's side was all side-swiped a bright green color like you took out a fence or a row of hedges or something after a night at the Hogan's Club. Note: I have cc'd Allentown Chief of Police Roger MacLean on this email, just in case there's an unsolved DUI hit and run that fits your description.

But anyway, Jim, you sneered a question at me, before hurriedly getting in your vehicle, locking the door, putting the window up, and peeling the heck out of there wearing wet panties.

You sneered: "What are YOU doing here Villa?"

Well sorry to penetrate your crony sanctuary Jimbo, but I was at Lehigh Country Club celebrating my mom's 85th birthday, and I wish you would have given me a chance to answer your question and get a conversation going w/ you instead of running away (pusillanimously) like you did. Sheena's mom and stepmom both remarked on how nervous and "all shook up" you obviously were upon seeing me.

And I really liked that. A lot. You made my day Jim. Thanks.

But next time, please stick around a bit as we have lots to talk about-- such as your upcoming unsuccessful 2011 reelection campaign.

Sincerely,

Bill Villa
610.428.xxxx

McJudas said...

"sorry to penetrate your crony sanctuary Jimbo"

Well said.

Bill Villa said...

Here's another of my favorite emails to DA Jim Martin.

In a message dated 1/3/2007 8:12:19 A.M. Eastern Standard Time, Bill Villa writes:

District Attorney Martin:

On May 15, your office presented Sheena's family with a Pennsylvania Superior Court case, 'Commonwealth v McHale', as justification for your not charging Robert LaBarre with Third Degree Murder in the DUI death of my daughter, Sheena Villa.

Instead, you opted for the comparatively softie sweetheart charge of Vehicular Homicide While Driving Under The Influence.

On May 15, your office told us that 'Commonwealth v McHale' was representative of a 'current trend' of DUI third degree murder convictions being reversed on appeal in Pennsylvania ...

and that a third degree murder charge and conviction of Robert LaBarre would likely be reversed on appeal too ...

and that's why you wouldn't be bringing the charge of third degree murder against him.

We have 2 problems with your thinking on this ...

1. 'Commonwealth v McHale' is not a DUI Third Degree Murder case, it's a DUI Aggravated Assault case, and as such doesn't seem to be an 'apples to apples' comparison (in retrospect, it seems more like a 'bait and switch')

2. We recently did some case reading at the Pennsylvania Superior Court web site ...

http://www.superior.court.state.pa.us

Under "Opinions/List Opinions" there, one can read all the PA Superior Court decisions from the present (January 2007) dating all the way back to January 1998.

What we discovered there is this:

from the time of 'Commonwealth v McHale' in September 2004 ...

to the present ...

and going back a year before McHale ...

the total number

of DUI Third Degree Murder convictions in PA

that have been reversed on appeal

is 0.

Mr. Martin, to our thinking, '0' does not represent a 'trend of reversals.'

Q. Are there any other PA cases you'd like to present to support your office's position for not charging Robert LaBarre with third degree murder?

Clearly, mr. LaBarre's malice-laden drunk driving actions on March 24 qualify for a charge of third degree murder.

And Sheena's family has presented your office with five (5) Pennsylvania precedent cases that fortify our position for third degree murder ...

> Commonwealth v Urbanski

> Commonwealth v Kling

> Commonwealth v Pigg

> Commonwealth v Scales

> Commonwealth v Levin

All are still 'good law,' none has been reversed on appeal, and because of its simplicity and clarity, Commonwealth v Levin is particularly compelling.

Please consider 'Levin' when reconsidering your civic obligation to add Third Degree Murder to Robert LaBarre's charges.

Bill Villa
Sheena's dad

Bill Villa said...

Readers, here's my case for a charge of third degree murder against my daughter Sheena's killer, Robert LaBarre, the son of Gross McGinley attorney (and decent guy, BTW) Don LaBarre.

Sheena's Villa's 3rd Degree Murder

As you saw in the email above, DA Martin had no case for not charging third degree murder.

McJudas said...

This was D.A. Martin's case:

"I won't charge it, and you can't (hiccup) make me."

Anonymous said...

Bill, you were storming the gates and "penetrating the crony sanctuary." Martin (obviously) freaked out in total panic.

Bill Villa said...

Total panic? Nah. Jim Martin knew his drinking buddies at the "newspaper" would keep a lid on everything ...

Mrs. Dottie said...

We hear that DA Martin is experiencing "total panic" now, however ... ;D

Bill Villa said...

Well said Honeykins, but we're also sure ex-DA Martin can score a job at Gross McGinley defending nuisance bars.

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Mrs. Dottie said...

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LVS SiteMeter(R) Spotlight said...

Readers, not surprisingly, the IP address spotted stalking LVS most obsessively/compulsively these days is "LehighCounty.org" and these folks would of course include DA Jim Martin, "Executive Aide" (wink wink) Debbie Garlicki, County Executive (for now) Don Cunning-Ham, DA Jim Martin shield/sycophant/notary Merrily Starkey, Detective Dennis Steckel, and Chief Deputy DA Dog Renee Smith among others (e.g., judges Steinberg, McGinley, and Reibman).

Domain Name > ptd.net
IP Address > 204.186.62.# (PenTeleData)
Host > LehighCounty.org
City > Allentown, PA

Time of Visit > Mar 21 2011 7:33:56 am

LVS SiteMeter(R) Spotlight said...

Total Panic.

Domain Name > (Unknown)
IP Address > 163.192.12.# (Tribune Company)
ISP > Tribune Company

Time of Visit > Mar 21 2011 10:19:28 am

Visit Length > 1 hour 15 minutes 25 seconds

Bill Villa said...

COMING SOON:

"New Names For Enemies List"

A listing of Lehigh County Republicans who circulated and signed ballot nomination petitions for DA Jim Martin.

Some of the names are sure to alarm you.

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Mrs. Dottie said...

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LVS SiteMeter(R) Spotlight said...

"Team Martin" stalker checking in via spoofed IP address he rarely uses after 5:00pm to make it appear like he's stalking LVS from "work" instead of from his stench-laden studio apartment (he must be in total panic mode too) ...

Domain Name > ptd.net (Network)
IP Address > 204.186.244.# (PenTeleData)
City > "Walnutport" (wink wink)

Time of Visit > Mar 21 2011 6:49:40 pm

Bill Villa said...

Readers, you all know who this "Walnutport" (wink wink) stalker is, right?

Domain Name > ptd.net (Network)
IP Address > 204.186.244.# (PenTeleData)
City > "Walnutport" (wink wink)

Time of Visit > Mar 21 2011 7:42:06 pm

Anonymous said...

I know.

Anonymous said...

It's (sadly) obvious.

Anonymous said...

If anyone is still doubting Mr. Villa's well-documented assertions of an unhealthy "coziness" involving Jim Martin, Gross McGinley, our local courts, and the Morning Call, well there are none so blind as those who will not see.

Bill Villa said...

Thanks, and sadly, you're right. There are indeed none so blind as those who will not see.

Bill Villa said...

(almost forgot)

These crony bastards can be outmaneuvered and beaten ...

but we all have to stand together fearlessly against them.

Mrs. Dottie said...

Or, we can crush them all by ourselves, either way, but we'd enjoy having your company ... ;D

Bill Villa said...

WELCOME: AOL PATCH READERS

So I created a BV profile @ Emmaus Patch and posted my first comment there ... and we couldn't believe the immediate uptick in visitors we got, the result of people coming here from the Emmaus and Upper Saucon Patch. Wow. Way, WAY more people than used to come here via The Morning Call when we weren't deleted & blocked up there, as we've been for quite some time now.

Q. Now, what could we possibly have to say that has The Morning Call so scared shitless of us?

Editor's Note: Most of the local AOL Patch editors are former Morning Callers. So we wonder if they'll start deleting and blocking our inconvenient facts too? We'll see ... in the meantime, WELCOME, AOL PATCH READERS.

Bill Villa said...

(almost forgot)

I created a BV profile and posted my first comment at The Express-Times today as well.

So far ... zero (0) visitors from the ET.

Anonymous said...

Hey Bill, where's the Enemies List? Don't leave us hanging....

Bill Villa said...

Thanks for hanging ...

LVS SiteMeter(R) Spotlight said...

Domain Name > ptd.net
IP Address > 204.186.62.# (PenTeleData)
Host > LehighCounty.org
City > Allentown, PA

Time of Visit > Mar 23 2011 10:54:56 am

LVS SiteMeter(R) Spotlight said...

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LVS SiteMeter(R) Spotlight said...

Domain Name > ptd.net
IP Address > 204.186.62.# (PenTeleData)
Host > LehighCounty.org
City > Allentown, PA

Time of Visit > Mar 23 2011 3:32:18 pm

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Bill Villa said...

Email, Incoming, from "W" Mike Donovan's son, Neddy Donovan.

On Mar 23, 2011, at 6:59:02 PM, Neddy Donovan wrote:

Fuck off Mr. Villa.

Go to hell.

Ned Donovan
Ithaca College '12
Waynflete '08
neddonovan@gmail.com
www.neddonovan.com

Bill Villa said...

Readers, if you're confused by Ned Donovan's vile e-attack, maybe this will explain it for you: today, March 23, 2011 would have been my daughter Sheena's 30th birthday.

March attacks against the Villa family are becoming a tradition w/ the Donovans.

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Bill Villa said...

WORTH REPEATING DEPARTMENT
(for Law Enforcement)

Email, Incoming, from "W" Mike Donovan's son, Neddy ...

On Sep 10, 2010, at 4:11:18 PM, Ned Donovan wrote:

I'll be around Billy Boy, because to quote a dear friend of mine, "You don't even know how over-matched you are, do you?"

See you around, sir.

LVS SiteMeter(R) Spotlight said...

Domain Name > ptd.net
IP Address > 204.186.62.# (PenTeleData)
Host > LehighCounty.org
City > Allentown, PA

Time of Visit > Mar 24 2011 7:38:34 am

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LVS would like to extend to Lehigh County law enforcement our sincerest best wishes regarding the new crime lab at DeSales University, and we'd also like to thank the workers there for spending so much time today reading THE DIRTY FACTS ON DA JIM MARTIN. We won't reveal here how MUCH time as we don't want to get you in trouble w/ your boss (for now).

Domain Name > (Unknown)
IP Address > 147.106.161.# (DeSales University)
ISP > DeSales University

Time of Visit > Mar 25 2011 [Redacted]

Anonymous said...

bill, martin will probably use his new crime lab to frame you w/ something to shut you up like he tried (unsuccessfully) w/ g.o.p. lehigh county commissioner candidate dave najarian (be careful)

Bill Villa said...

Will do (thanks).

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