During the courtesy of the floor at last night's County Council Meeting, our spokesperson Rev. Mario Martinez, speaking on behalf of the Coalition of Alzheimer's families question County Council whether or not they intended to do anything about the information provided in December of 2012 by County Controller Stephen Barron.
The information presented last December dealt specifically with the fact that Eckerd Seaman's (the legal firm hired by the county to sell Gracedale) had acknowledged to the Controller, that in deed at least two hours were billed for services rendered to two private citizens engaged in PRIVATE litigation against the tax payers of Northampton County.
John Stoffa, apparently frustrated with COAF's continued effort to get to the TRUTH, decided to come clean after Councilman Lamont McClure question Mr. Stoffa during the Executive report.
Mr. McClure took Stoffa to task, expressing to Mr. Stoffa that while the provable amount today based on two hours was approximately $700.00, the initial amount relating to the misused funds was in the $11,000.00 range. Mr. McClure reminded Mr. Stoffa that at that time he (McClure) asked the Executive to return (paid back to the County) the misappropriated funds. It happened so fast! Mr. McClure was interrupted by Mr. Stoffa, who picked up his right hand and stated: "I'll pay back the $700,00". McClure appeared surprised to hear Stoffa finally admit his guilt, as well as was-everyone else in attendance.
Under his last breath John Stoffa said: "BLACKMAIL!" Well, he can call it anything he want's to, but as far as We The People are concerned - he proclaimed his guilt by agreeing to pay back the tax dollars that he knows he misused.
Mr. Stoffa may be under some illusion that this is all finally over...but it's not. He displayed frustration but not remorse, and he failed to apologize for his betrayal, which was a condition from his wife for forgiveness, or move out you will. For that failure We The People once again call for his resignation with undisputable and proper reasoning. We will accept it immediately. If not, then to the federal government we will go for resolution. Please test our resolve again and maybe you will end up with your Bonus Gate buddies!
Understand John, you made the bed, and you (no one else) chose to sleep in it, and unfortunately for you...you got caught with your hand in the cookie jar. The clock is ticking, we want a divorce...get out of the house now!
NO...nothing else will do!!!