We all remember the incident back in April when James FinBoy© Barracato attempted to plant faked Nazi-discourse accusations against reform bloggers in The Hoboken Reporter, but was caught with his electronic signature on a Photoshopped 'screenshot' from this blog.
Barracato, a Mason political operative, is a Trustee of Beth and Ricky Mason's 501(c)(3), The Mason Civic League, Inc. This 'charitable organization' carries an 'Unconditional Exemption' IRS code and purports to run Gallery1200, though it does under an alias (The Mason Family Civic League) and employs political operatives: Matt Calicchio, Tania Garcia, and perhaps others- such as Tim the videographer, Not-Perry, and Ryan Yacco.
Needless to say, this appears to be a federal crime.
26 U.S.C. § 7201 : US Code - Section 7201: Attempt to evade or defeat tax Any person who willfully attempts in any manner to evade or defeat any tax imposed by this title or the payment thereof shall,in addition to other penalties provided by law, be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not more than $100,000 ($500,000 in the case of a corporation), or imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both, together with the costs of prosecution.Since the Mason Civic League, Inc. is a corporation, if prosecuted for tax evasion the $500,000 penalty would apply.
What would Finboy's© liability be, as a Board Trustee?
I imagine the IRS would grill him like a shark kabob. Or an anchovy?
Finboy© may wish to reconsider his career options; his recent 'covert' activities have been exposed to all of Hudson County and his efforts to seed The Hoboken Reporter have combusted. KABOOM.
So with this background, a friend of mine remarked about this weeks HR cover story, "FBI Investigation continues, but no new subpoenas"
HR story on e-mails was funny. Think fin boy pitched story that investigation was over but when HR contacted US attorney they said that investigation is ongoing so that's the story that got written. i doubt the HR went there on their own so that leaves fin boy.
My goodness, that makes perfect sense.
Speculation, of course but FinBoy© barrages their reporters with spin... and Lord knows his employer would like to close that chapter. So, why wouldn't he pitch a story to LaMarca that the FBI had wrapped it up here?
And if that's true, do you know what the result--an article which declares the opposite of what he would have wanted, which refocused everyone's attention on the F.B.I. cloud still over our City- do you know what this result shows?
It shows Barracato's diminished influence over there- since his 'Nazi-gate' bomb. But more importantly, it shows the limitations of Mason money to 'buy' news.
Because LaMarca wrote a good piece, calling the U.S. Attorney's office, vetting whatever the Dark Side may have pitched.
They're wising up.