VIII. Glodzik’s Goodies from Leighton (Outrageous Property Deals and Payments)
“SWEETHEART” REAL ESTATE DEALS offered by Leighton only to Leo Glodzik.
Ten Cents on the Dollar!!
Reported by Citizen’s Voice Since 2005, Glodzik has donated more than $10,000 to Leighton's mayoral campaigns, including a $5,000 contribution in 2007. A federal lawsuit filed against Leighton, Glodzik and assistant city attorney William Vinsko also painted Glodzik as a city insider who once referred to Wilkes-Barre officials as his "buddies."
1) In that case, the city pulled the Old River Road Bakery from a 2009 county tax sale and sold the property to Glodzik for $38,000. County assessment records listed the bakery's value at $478,000. Another couple interested in the property has since sued the city.
2) In August, the city also sold Glodzik a Carlisle Street home for $7,500 after buying it from the county Tax Claim Bureau for $8,500 and paying off $1,500 in outstanding loans connected to the property.
3) City resident also said he was "buffaloed" out of a New Hancock Street home Glodzik eventually bought. Joseph Wielgosz said he wanted to a buy the home for $35,000 last summer, but withdrew his bid when an appraiser told him city officials said he would have to rip out an illegal apartment in the garage. Glodzik bought the home in October for $25,000 and began remodeling the apartments Wielgosz was told were illegal.
4) In the Carlisle Street and New Hancock Street home cases, the city cited Glodzik for failure to obtain proper permits or licenses to remodel the homes.
The $702,000 payments to Glodzik. Has he declared this revenue on his taxes?