Monday, April 27, 2015

LynnCAM in the Sunday Globe April 26, 2015 and it isn't pretty; a crystal ball into Frankie's not-so-happy future

Have a nice day, Frankie!    :)

Lynn asks court to appoint receiver to take over cable TV station


The suit also alleges that Karen Chapman was paid $14,855 in payroll checks, a violation of the nonprofit’s bylaws, which bar directors from receiving compensation. The same bylaws forbid a LynnCAM director from hiring an immediate family member, but the attorney general alleges that Chapman’s husband, John, received $30,172 in LynnCAM payroll checks, and an additional $8,620 in other checks. LynnCam also is alleged to have paid $9,240 to a company owned by Althea Shea, the Chapmans’ daughter.

Rodriguez, who became a LynnCAM director last year, allegedly received $8,775 from LynnCAM in 2011 and 2012, according to the attorney general’s lawsuit. He is also the brother-in-law of Sewell, LynnCAM’s current president.

LynnCAM employees declined to answer questions about the lawsuits or the pending closure. The station has won four cable TV programming awards over the years, and cablecasts on two channels in Lynn and Swampscott

 Ugly stuff, as ugly as Medford????