Bombshell: The Mason-Finboy© Non-Profit SHAM

by One-Eye 
(GA super-sleuth)

I like your Beth Mason assignments.

She really is a character. Not too bright, though. After this one, I wish that you would really let me off the leash. I can sense that there are a lot of skeletons rattling around in the closet.  Please consider letting me go all Black Ops on her. I know in my bones that I could get one of those domestics that she has canned to flip. And that’s just for shits and giggles.

So, this time you asked me to find out what was going on with the Mason Family Civic Association, which you said is the name that has been used by the “Mason Family”, to describe its charitable organization.

Easy enough.

A stroll through the NJ Secretary of State reveals that the Mason “Family” has two separate entities that could be characterized as the “Mason Family Civic Association”.

That’s right; there is no  Mason Family Civic League.

The first available option from the Mason assortment of similarly named entities is the Mason Civic Association Limited Liability Company, which is a NJ limited liability company that was created on May 6, 2009 and had its charter revoked for failure to file annual reports on for at least two consecutive years on December 16, 2011.  Just because the charter was revoked does not necessarily mean that there is no business activity being run through the entity.

Mason Civic Association, L.L.C.,
Certificate of Formation- filed on 05/05/09

Mason Civic Association, L.L.C. charter revoked on 12/16/11

The second option available is the Mason Civic League Inc.; a New Jersey not for profit corporation created on July 21, 2010 and its charter is still in good standing.

I separately verified for you that the Inc. version has qualified as a 501c3 charitable organization for tax purposes.

Mason Civic League, Inc., Certificate of Incorporation,
created on July 21, 2010- page 1

page 2- Look who's on the BOARD of  The Mason
Civic League, Inc.- James Barracato!

page 3

Note the names of the three trustees which appear on the Certificate of Formation for the Inc. version: Richard and Elizabeth Mason along with James Barracato, who lists 10 Stuyvesant Avenue, Lyndhurst, NJ as his address.

I like the nickname you gave him, FinBoy©.

I don’t think that the IRS will like a political operative like him as a director of a charitable organization that appears to be nothing more than a front to shelter income to support Beth Mason’s political career.

The only available information relating to Barracato and that address was the Cratos Group, which appeared in some prior work I did for you related to Beth Mason and her ties to the 10 Stuyvesant address and her collection of shell companies. However, the Cratos Group is no longer listed as a tenant at that office building.

So what does all this mean?

I ran this stuff by my friend, the off shore guy that I told you about - he did a little time for tax evasion – he knows a lot about hiding cash through charitable entities and here is what I got (by the way, after I gave him the basic facts, he said that if exposed to the T-men, they are sitting ducks) :

Several things:
1. N.J.S. 15A:2-3 specifically prohibits a not for profit entity from using an alternate or trade name unless that name is also registered with the Secretary of State. A search of the Secretary of State records reveals that no such alternate name for the Inc. version, which includes the word “Family” has been filed.

While the penalties for noncompliance are not severe, the point of the prohibition is to avoid confusion over what is the name that the charity is actually doing business under.

Unfortunately, it would appear that this type of obfuscation is exactly what the Masons intend.

2. N.J.S. 15A:2-8(9) requires the names of the trustees along with either their home address or an address which is not the same as the entity, but at which the trustee regularly receives mail. That is not a problem for the Masons, but is a potential issue for Barracato, given his current lack of affiliation with the 10 Stuyvesant Ave.

Remember, this information has to be updated annually, and amended in mid-year if there has been any change of address.

James Barracato regularly receives his mail here?

3. It would appear that the LLC version of the League is a shell that was created and not actively used, perhaps to funnel money or to make payments that might otherwise have to be disclosed on an ELEC form.  Whatever the excuse, three are only two reasons why there are multiple open entities, neither of which is good news for Beth Mason. 
(1) Either she and her staff are incredibly stupid and lack the basic ability to file and maintain business records or

(2) they have intentionally created a variation of the Three-card Monte scheme by filing a confusing assortment of peanut shells from which different payments can be made and hidden from scrutiny.
It would be interesting to learn which entity actually reported the employees (Garcia and Callichio) and paid the employer’s share of taxes and unemployment insurance and worker’s compensation.

It would also be very telling to have a list of donors for the Inc. version of the League and to see an income and expense statement.

Last, my friend directed me to the NJ statutes which give the NJ Attorney General supervisory authority over not for profits, which authority appears in the statues as follows:

Let me know if I can be let off the leash. I’ll have a little more on the AG angle for you later.


Thank you, One-Eye!  Off the leash, it is.

Well, isn't this fascinating, folks?

Richard Mason- an equity partner at white shoe law firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen &  Katz  is on the BOARD of this sham non-profit!

James Barracato- the Masons' henchman who tried to plant Nazi tales about Horsey and I in The Hoboken Reporter- is on the BOARD of this sham non-profit!

James Barracato, 501(c)(3) Board member,
met with reporter Stephen LaMarca and gave him
the fabricated Nazi- 'story' on politician Beth Mason's behalf

Straight from the IRS:
Under the Internal Revenue Code, all section 501(c)(3) organizations are absolutely prohibited from directly or indirectly participating in, or intervening in, any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for elective public office. Contributions to political campaign funds or public statements of position (verbal or written) made on behalf of the organization in favor of or in opposition to any candidate for public office clearly violate the prohibition against political campaign activity.  Violating this prohibition may result in denial or revocation of tax-exempt status and the imposition of certain excise taxes.

We have Barracato outed as a political operative in The Hudson Reporter AND Matt Calicchio outed as a political operative in The Hudson Reporter!

We have Barracato the POLITICAL OPERATIVE serving on the BOARD of the Masons' non-profit during his employment by her and Calicchio the POLITICAL OPERATIVE saying UNDER OATH he's been employed by Mason's non-profit since June 2011!


And what's even worse, from the taxpayers' standpoint?

The 'Exemption Code' of The Mason Civic League, Inc. is "Unconditional Exemption" which makes it an organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)


That's right, taxpayer.  YOU paid for Mason's ape to bully Ms. Minutillo in front of her 5 year-old daughter and for Carmelo Garcia's sister-in-law to witness the event and lie in open court that she didn't/


As One-Eye mentioned, Mason's other shell company ,Newton, Lau, Leonard & Locke registered at the same address Barracato used: 10 Stuyvesant Avenue, Lyndhurst, NJ.   Which begs a question.

How many shell companies does Mason have?  

That certainly would explain all of the mysterious 'staff' that never seem to show up on her ELECs: Tim the videographer, Not-Perry, James Barracato... how is she paying THEM?  And how has she funneled money to Perry Klaussen for ads and ghostwritten screeds all of these years- he has never shown up on an ELEC either.  Nor has operative Lane Bajardi.

GA wonders who paid Calicchio's defense counsel, Elise DiNardo? Was it Mason's shell company, Newton Lao Leonard & Locke, LLP? (Remember the Dun & Bradstreet report on NLLL?)  Was DiNardo paid by the Masons' 501(c)(3)?

Because of the brave Theresa Minutillo who stood up to Mason thug Matt Calicchio, here's what the public now knows:

Beth and Ricky Mason's 501(c)(3) corporation is an employment agency for political operatives under the management of a political operative- BOARD member Finboy© Barracato.


With the Masons' wealth, they could have employed all of these people legitimately with an LLC, instead of putting them on the 501(c)(3) payroll.  All of this law-breaking for people to avoid paying taxes?

As One-Eye points out, there is a clear case for dissolution of this non-profit by the NJ Attorney General, and repayment of whatever is owed the IRS in uncollected funds and penalties.

But how to repay the PUBLIC who have been funding Beth and Ricky Mason's IRS- tax cheat scheme?


One-Eye tells me he has more, but I think this is all for today.


  1. Every non-profit must file a federal 990 form in lieu of an income tax return. Would love to see what's on theirs.

    If they haven't actually done anything significant and consistent as a non-profit, their status should be revoked. We all know this is nothing more than a clubhouse for the Masonites and a place where Beth gets to live out her sick and evil fantasy of a hobby: ruining Hoboken.

    You are spot on when you quote the IRS:

    "...all section 501(c)(3) organizations are absolutely prohibited from directly or indirectly participating in, or intervening in, any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for elective public office." So how does that square with their only goal: Keep Beth Mason in the public eye and get her elected to something - anything!

    It's also clear from the confusion of names, LLC's, "association" vs. "league" and a lack of filing compliance that this is the Mason's intentionally playing fast and loose with the tax laws. Even an ethically-challenged attorney like Ricky Mason would know that you can't change one punctuation point in a legal document without a lot of problems - certainly that would be even more true when you screw up your own LLC's name.

  2. So you're saying that Mason is using this tax exempt civic assn to launder her political campaign money?


    Interesting, seems the Judge felt the same way:

    Tanya Garcia – a witness for the defense –

    Garcia also testified that both she and Calicchio worked for the Mason Family Civic League, including the affiliated Gallery 1200, an art gallery owned by Mason on Washington Street.

    She also said that she began employment with the Mason Civic League in January 2012. She later said that she had been volunteering for the civic league and gallery since last fall.

    “Where does the truth begin and where does it end?” asked Coviello. “[Garcia] is clearly a political player in this as well. The court recognizes it; we all recognize it: this is dirty Hudson County politics.”

    Macias soon echoed Coviello’s sentiments.

    “I am really taken aback by the testimony of Ms. Garcia.

    “I don’t believe the defendant [Calicchio] or Mrs. Garcia,” said Macias, adding that he believed Calicchio was being, in general, “used” for political purposes in exchange for a job.

    Read more: Hudson Reporter - ‘This is dirty Hudson County politics’ Young politico found not guilty of charge but judge says ‘I think you lied’

    Seems Callichio and Garcia don't know when to shut their mouths.

    Looks like the Mason's (501(3)(c))have some splainin to do.

  3. The IRS has a nice form ( for reporting suspected tax fraud.


  4. Hudson County TV is reporting that Brian Stack's Civic Association just got reported to the IRS for funny business. Are the Masons next ????????


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