V. ALLEGED CRIMES
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SUMMARY of "Glodzik's Goodies"
$588, 000 in appraised property (one deal is up in the air only because Leighton "got caught" as people are "on to his schemes.")
$702,000 is direct payments to Glodzik (after at least 31 payments they mysteriously "stop on a dime" in 2008... is there more to report? See VI for fraudulent report given me)
$500,000 - 1,000,000 annually in monopoly fees for towing/impound/selling/crushing (parts)
Total $4,500,000 to 7,800,000
Allow me to say that I have not witnessed any envelopes filled with cash. Is this the hurdle a private citizen must overcome to induce an investigation? At what point does it become the investigator’s job and not the citizen’s? Does anyone ever actually see these envelopes of cash (who is not working undercover)? I am a regular citizen using evidence and logic to make educated assertions. In this case, what I can ascertain about Kickbacks is that they are:
- the result that is "backed into”
- the only legitimate default
- the only conceivable conclusion
- the only reason an amount (over 6 yrs) totaling $ 4.5-7.8 million would be given to one person through the methods explained above.
Leighton currently REFUSES TO FOLLOW THE TOWING CONTRACT WHILE EXPOSED IN FULL VIEW. He won't enforce the prices as per the contract! Wouldn’t it be easier just to enforce the darn thing? What quid pro quo has he formed with Leo Glodzik that he can’t follow the contract as written? ("industry standard" pricing)
In my alleged kickback scheme, Leighton is cagey in that he colludes with just one man to limit his exposure and heighten secrecy. (The chief is probably in on it as well... he's related to the Mayor). Over six years he has filtered approximately $4.5-7.8 million dollars through Leo Glodzik. As a result, this tow driver lives in one of the biggest houses in the city and drives beautiful cars. The old city tower lives in a tiny house probably worth no more than $50,000. If true, Glodzik has become a worthy kickback partner. The cops have orders to “take care of Leo” (direct quote). That’s what I encountered on June 1, 2011 when I was towed.
Property Deals (Total appraised value = 588,000)
92 % discount (Citizen’s Voice; 04/11/11) “A property appraised at $478,300 was scheduled to be sold at the Sept. 16 2009 tax sale conducted by the county. One day before the sale the city (Leighton) removed the property from the sale list and sold it to Leo Glodzik for $38,000 (92 % discount)… Leighton had served as Glodzik's real estate broker, while City Attorney William Vinsko had incorporated several businesses for Glodzik… Leighton has said the city intervened because the building was deteriorating... and did not want to risk a new buyer who would not clean up the site (so he turns it into a tow yard?!). This offer has been frozen due to political pressure… but could still end up in Glodzik’s hands.
90 % discount The Times Leader Newspaper (06/29/11) reported that without publicly advertising the property that was for sale, Mayor Thomas Leighton sold a house to Leo Glodzik (LAG Towing) at a 90% discount from the appraised tax value ($7,500 vs $74,500). A County Commissioner stated he was going to report this transaction to federal authorities.
Resident “buffaloed” (Citizen’s Voice; 02/09/11) W-B resident Joseph Wielgosz claimed he was set to buy a property for $35K and then was told by the city he’d have to rip out dry walls. Then the house was given to Leo Glodzik at $25k. "Everything I was told I couldn't do, he went and did and he got the property $10,000 cheaper," Wielgosz said. "I was buffaloed from the beginning. It just sends a signal that this guy (Glodzik) can do whatever he wants to do, but if you're a normal citizen of Wilkes-Barre, you can't."
There are major red flags for kickbacks:
Red Flag # 1 is the incredible amount of cash Leighton has provided for Glodzik. Isn’t it odd that Leighton takes care of Glodzik in so many different ways? One would have to be pretty naïve to assume that there aren’t expectations "attached" to these payments.
Red Flag # 2 is the fact that Leighton/police chief Dessoye won’t get rid of a tower who has been in default for 80 months by not providing inventories. Doesn’t that seem awfully odd to you? It’s not like Leo Glodzik is a solid citizen. He goes on trial in a few weeks for assaulting a cop. He just had a PFA issued against and was caught slashing a tire.
Under current conditions, one may ask - why not hire another City Tower? The city certainly has cause to fire Glodzik. Glodzik has not only made buffoons out of the Mayor and chief, he in my opinion has been the key to a criminal enterprise. Why do both the Mayor and Police Chief “take a bullet” for Leo Glodzik? The answer is… Because they must!
1) Consider that Glodzik, with near certainty, has been illicitly treating people (Leighton and who else?) to money and/or valuables.
2) If they get rid of him, Glodzik could “sing.” That could mean a lot of trouble for some people. Even jail. In the world of “Leighton Land,” it’s better to keep the “house of cards” standing… no matter how bad it looks.