Anthony: KEEP the $324K!

Until May 4th-- the day after May 3rd, Election Day.

THEN, pay it back! ALL of it!

Now, my friends over at HJ and MSV are screaming for your head... actually, they're screaming for the whopping load of cash NOW: $324,961.40 total outstanding on the court-ordered restitution handed down on May 17, 2005.


Thank God, it was only the U.S. District Court and not the IRS-- those S.O.B.'s would've put a liens on your underwear. Yeah, no one listens to the courts and their mumbo-jumbo... quaint stuff.

Well, you do understand you will have to pay it back, because you do owe us the money but...

Don't you DARE pay it back now!

In an election season, that whopping pile-o-debt has more mileage than a juicy sex scandal. Involving a goat. An under-aged one.

Now, your son's seat is safe. That's a given.

But... those who have hitched their wagons to him (ahem...) whose constituents may be less tolerant of such costly baggage, that's another story. And considering it's OLD baggage, circa 2005, there's really NO excuse that any sitting Councilwoman might have for NOT KNOWING about it... it's kinda been 'out there' for... years.

In fact, check out this 2007 artifact, I found on (ugh) Hoboken411 -- a Frank Raia press release dated April 26, 2007, when he was running for 3rd Ward City Councilman!

The financial reports Michael Russo and his cousin Theresa Castellano are referring to were filed before the campaign had expenditures. If the Russos had read the date of the reports, they could have answered their own questions. Instead they stage a press event. How curious.

Our reports have been filed completely on time. We have followed the letter and spirit of the ELEC laws, unlike Russo and Castellano who are distributing literature with no “Paid For” lines. Meanwhile, they toss baseless accusations.

If the Russos want to talk about adhering to the law, how about something a judge has actually ruled on? Why doesn’t their relative pay the $350,000 restitution he owes the taxpayers of this city? On the City Council, Theresa Castellano voted for every fraudulent invoice Gerard Lisa submitted to the city. Lisa paid bribes to her cousin, Mayor Anthony Russo, who is now in a federal prison. The courts have ordered Russo to reimburse Hoboken taxpayers for almost $350,000. That debt is still outstanding.

For the Russos to attack our integrity — or anyone else’s for that matter — is ridiculous. These people have no integrity — or shame.

Well said, Frank!

I guess you had to hold your nose on Team Occhipinti... in the trenches with people you disdain. I couldn't have done it. Bravo!

What was my point?

Oh, yeah...

Please, please.. Anthony. Hold onto the dough. GA needs material, as do my friends at HJ and MSV.

And really, what's better in an election season than the stink of hypocrisy and ethical dumpster-diving?


  1. I think you omitted the $30,000 fine AG. That hasn't been paid either.

  2. Thanks for checking my math, ss1959.

    When the numbers get too high for the finger and toe-abacus, I sometimes err. This time the number is right, the 30K fine is included:

  3. GA

    Is anyone aware of the fact that the court ordered restitution to the City of Hoboken was based upon the amount(s) of the kick backs to Russo form the accoutnants that the US atty could prove? Hoboken was overbilled by 330k and then that amout went to Pa Felonious Russo. It is hysterical to watch bloviator Mikey Babe pitch a hissy fit about anything - these animals STOLE 330k that they wont pay back!! Very simple.


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