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"Meanwhile, the port authority spent more than an hour in a closed meeting to discuss “pending litigation” and emerged to reject a memorandum of understanding with the Liberty marketing firm Rubenstein Associates that Floyd signed Jan. 31.
The memorandum authorized Rubenstein Associates to bill up to $3,000 per month from February through December for public relations, marketing, work on a monthly newsletter, dissemination of press releases and other work."
This is the latest of many questionable deals Rubenstein has had with a variety of government agencies and officials. FBI/BCI needs to look into how Rubenstein "gets" these contracts, and how, and who pays him. There are also questions about where the money comes from and if Rubenstein passes out cash under the table.
May 22, 2014 at 11:05 a.m.
Christopher Sammarone candidate for Probate Judge
Judge Mark Belinkly, also a candidate for Probate Judge (Under investigation himself)
And your question is why is this investigation still going on?
The real questions are, why, when the Vindicator knew for years Belinky was under investigation was nothing said or made public?
And why is the Vindy not exposing the fact that Sammarones supporters are Belinky people and doesn't that have a direct correlation to this story?
Belinky and Sammarone, two bad apples that should never sit on the bench!
March 4, 2014 at 4:03 a.m.
Happy to see Maruca win the endorsement. Can anyone explain Belinky and his comments??? Sammarone will never be able to raise the funds to compete with Maruca and should drop out.
Engler will now go after Betras for party chair. Betras won't be available to run again, he'll be busy with other pressing matters. Many are looking for new leadership and not the same old people.
February 23, 2014 at 8:39 a.m.
Most contracts are made in good faith, obviously Dunn started looking for a new job as soon as he was hired at YSU, which means he didn't sign his contract in good faith and YSU should back charge him the costs associated with the hiring search and attorneys fees to draw up his contract.
Next the attorneys that wrote the contract should be fired for not having a clause that kept Dunn here for the full term of his contract. A lesson to be learned for the next president.
Finally, the YSU board members, ALL OF THEM, should resign for allowing this situation to occur, how stupid do we look as a community? We need to hire someone dedicated to the community and have business people on the board making the right decisions.
February 17, 2014 at 4:03 p.m.
How much of that building on Seville are you using TERRAPINST? 80 employees to 10, please keep giving us your expert business advice Dave! LOL!!!!
Why don't you concentrate on your business and get out of politics and commentary, you suck at both.
December 5, 2013 at 5:45 a.m.
Did you see our very own Hezbollah terrorist on TV this morning?
TERRAPINST aka Dave the camel rider Betras on WFMJ.
Hello, homeland security we have a problem, come to Youngstown fast!
December 3, 2013 at 9:35 a.m.
Well KurtW you let that jackass off the hook. It's ok he knows what he has done, and how many people he has screwed over.
At the end of the day we will all know and I will be smiling from ear to ear.
November 21, 2013 at 12:57 p.m.
Interesting Dave, I mean TERRAPINST, I guess the reverse is also true, the court can subpoena your ip address, which will result in all of us finding out who you really are, except we already know who you are!
Your big mouth never shuts up and you tell people things when you're drunk like, "that's me on the vindy board".
So what do you think the court will do to you when your true identity is revealed? Can the OSC pull your ticket for being stupid?
November 19, 2013 at 10:42 a.m.
Hey TERRAPINST, I mean Dave, are you off your meds???
Try to face the reality that you are going to jail and lose your ticket to practice law. Maybe they can arrange it so you and Lisa can be held at the same facility and you guys can talk shop!
How you fixed elections, got friends and family members jobs in exchange for votes, made numerous promises that were never kept, and in general screwed over the people in this valley.
5 months for Lisa is too long, 5 years for Dave isn't long enough!
November 18, 2013 at 4:25 p.m.
There has been a federal grand jury in Cleveland.
Some of the attempts at misdirection are pathetic, do any of you really think you can post that bs here and it will stop any investigation?? LMFAO!!!!
What do those cards in Monopoly say, GO TO JAIL, GO DIRECTLY TO JAIL.
November 17, 2013 at 11:01 p.m.