Thursday, April 6, 2017

Letter to City Hall about POSSIBLE ethics violations by Caraviello, Knight, Dello Russo Jr.

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Atty Mark Rumley, Atty Kim Scanlon 
Medford,City Hall
85 Geo P. Hassett Drive
Medford, MA 02155

RE: Potential Violation of State Ethics Law by Adam Knight, Frederick N. Dello Russo, Jr., Richard F. Caraviello:

Dear Medford City Hall Attorneys:

It is the belief of this citizen that persistent wrongful conduct by City Council President Richard F. Caraviello, Councilor Adam Knight and Councilor Frederick N. Dello Russo, Jr. has not been properly addressed by City Hall and that a filing is necessary with the State Ethics Commission According to the Commission's website:

The purpose of the conflict law is to ensure that your private interests and relationships do not conflict with your responsibilities as city councilors. The law is broadly written to prevent you from even becoming involved in a situation which could result in a conflict or give the appearance of a conflict.

Pursuant to Section 19 of  the conflict of interest law (Chapter 268A of the general laws).

1)Richard F. Caraviello owns RC Limos and is also the president of the city council.  On or about September 7, 2014, Mr. Caraviello was walking out on a pivotal vote on "Pay to Park" in Medford, a highly contentious issue.   The subject of the vote was whether or not my videotape would air on the government channel for "the public's right to know" about the pay-to-park situation.  

a)Mr. Caraviello, while walking away from a tie vote, knowing he could cast the deciding vote, personally told me that he had a customer for RC Limos, the business entity that he owns

b)Mr. Caraviello has at least on one occasion, perhaps twice, has voted for his own pay raise without the public having input

c)On the witness stand in criminal court, 1/31/17, Mr. Caraviello was asked point blank if he ever moonlighted on the council.
His response, under oath, was "NO" - a direct conflict with the video that will show him leaving during a critical vote AND the information he gave me about having to walk out on the council in order to work for his own private company.

d)On or about 1/08/16 Mr. Caraviello filed false charges on this writer in RETALIATION.  I fully intend to file, soon, with the Mass. Commission Against Discrimination and Federal Court to address Caraviello's malicious abuse of process.

Mr. Caraviello's statement of driving his limo on city council time, coupled with his failure to vote on a critical vote involving "the public's right to know," while the city has no access television, was - I believe - to uphold the oath that he took to accept the public office.   Filing false charges on a critic of Caraviello's boorish behavior makes a mockery of the Pledge of Allegiance which Caraviello takes before each council meeting.  "With liberty and justice for all."   Caraviello lies when he takes that pledge, as evidenced by his testimony in a court of law in a case that he lost in spectacular fashion.

2)Frederick N. Dello Russo, Jr. is a funeral director in the city of Medford.  He has made very few filings with the council and appears to ONLY be on the council to keep the name of his business front and center.    Dello Russo is an obstructionist who has worked for his own self-interest and not that of the citizens who pay him handsomely.  Dello Russo slams doors when a former councilor or this writer are legitimately speaking at the council, disrupts the proceedings, and liberally violates the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution with an arrogance that is chilling 

Prohibited Actions Affecting Financial Interests (Section 19)

The law recognizes that your objectivity can be compromised when you act on matters in which you, or a family member or close business associate, have a financial stake. Therefore, the law prohibits you from participating in a particular matter in which you or any of the following have a financial interest:
  • your immediate family (you, your spouse and both of your parents, children, brothers and sisters);

On or about September 7, 2014, I, Joseph Viglione, videotaped former Mayor McGlynn in Room 207 during the "pay to park" controversy with Republic Parking.   

Why would the Mayor refuse to have it in Alden Chambers?  Why would the Mayor refuse to have the meeting cablecast on the Government Channel like the city council meetings?  And why did three councilors vote against the DVD being cablecast on the high school or government channel  (Camuso, Adam Knight and Dello Russo; Rick Caraviello left the council before the vote - he personally told me he had to drive a limo for his own company.  Hope people are reading these facts correctly.   Caraviello quit on us to go drive a limo, he could have been the swing vote to put the DVD on the air for you to see some of the meeting.)