Sunday, August 26, 2012

THE LEGACY OF SENATOR GEORGE MAZIARZ

From the desk of Carl Paladino~

KING GEORGE’S FRIENDS AND FAMILY CLUB --- CRONYISM AND NEPOTISM IN NIAGARA COUNTY


GEORGE HAS BEEN TAKING CARE OF HIS CLOSE ASSOCIATES AND FAMILY
NEXT WEEK: INTIMIDATING YOUR CONSTITUENCY—LESSONS TO BE LEARNED?


Brother: Edmund P Maziarz Jr., Town Justice Pendleton. Former Niagara Community College Board of Trustees is married to Marian Louise Maziarz, an employee of North Tonawanda School District.

Brother: Marvin Maziarz works at Niagara County Community College, Former Member of the Niagara County Community College Board of Trustees appointed by the Governor.

Nephew: Stephen Maziarz, arrested in 2003 while working for the Peace Bridge Authority, concocted a scheme to smuggle unknown items. George’s chum and Chairman of the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency Henry Sloma got him a job at the NFTA working in Accounts Receivable in 2011, making $40,975.

Brother: Paul Maziarz is City of Tonawanda Director of Facilities and Operations

Brother: David C Maziarz works at the City of Tonawanda Engineering Dept. and his wife Dora Maziarz is Sr. Acct Clerk Typist at the North Tonawanda Fire Dept.

Nephew: Matthew Maziarz, 29 years old. Employed at North Ton Water Department; former North Ton Parks and Recreation employee, former Department of Corrections employee.

Wife: Beverly Maziarz is the Secretary to Hon Richard C Kloch Sr., Acting Supreme Court Justice, Niagara County (appointed by Governor.) Her first marriage was to Mel Denny.

Step Son-In-Law: Devin Ginty, Kristina’s husband, is a New York Power Authority employee and former AES employee

Step Daughter: Tricia Denny is employed by the City of Lockport Police and was on Senate payroll: 2008- 2009.

Cousin: Jessie (Granchelli) Haley- works at the New York State Power Authority at $84,294/ year.

Sister-In-Law: Molly White works at the New York State Power Authority at $79,573/ year

Sister-In-Law: Mary (White) Boudeman works in the Record’s Department at Eastern Niagara Hospital.

Brother-In-Law: Scott Boudeman is the Newfane Town Justice (ran unopposed)

Brother-In-Law: Michael White is the Treasurer, City of Lockport and Former Deputy County Treasurer under Broderick.

Friend: Marcus Hall- works in George’s office and is a Councilman in Newfane and his wife Heather Palmer Hall is the Secretary to the Supervisor of Newfane. Heather’s mother and father live next door to Beverly & George.

Friend: Malcolm A Needler- is on the Niagara Community College Board of Trustees, Financial Secretary and a former County Legislator.

He currently works at the New York State Power Authority. He formerly worked at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and Computer Task Group.

Friend: Henry Wojtaszek was appointed Legal Counsel to the State’s Off Track Betting Board.

He is former North Tonawanda City Attorney, 1998-2004, Partner Harris Beach 2005-2010, which firm has taken hundreds of thousands

in fees from various government and quasi- government entities in Niagara County. He was Chairman of the Niagara County

Republican Party 2000-2009.

Friend: Kathleen Wojtaszek-Gariano, Henry’s sister. She was Assistant Niagara County Attorney from 1999-2001. In 2001 Kathleen was appointed to that bench by Mayor Mary Irene Elia. She later lost the election to Bobby Restaino. Kathleen was later appointed to Niagara County Family Court.

Friend: Caroline Wojtaszek, Henry’s wife, was Assistant District Attorney for 14 years before resigning earlier this year to become

Confidential Law Clerk to County Judge Sperrazza.

Friend: Henry (Mickey) Sloma is Chairman of the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency and is Vice Chairman (and former Acting Commissioner) of the NFTA Board of Commissioners.

Sharon M. Sloma –is Henry’s second wife and is the Appointed Niagara County Deputy Social Services Commissioner. Their daughters Holly Sloma and Heather DeCastro are both employed by the Niagara County DA Violante’s office as Assistant DA’s. Heather DeCastro’s ex-husband, Daemen DeCastro, was a City of Niagara Falls Attorney until he was fired after they divorced. In 2008 Henry Sloma’s girlfriend Bonnie Gifford was appointed Chair of the Niagara County Community College Board of Directors. Sloma is responsible for the appointment of current NFTA Executive Director Kim Minkel. She was appointed December, 2010

Over the years NCCC has served largely as a jobs program for various friends and family members of the Maziarz political elite.

Friend: Judge Richard C Kloch Sr: is an Acting Supreme Court Justice, Niagara County, Appointed by Chief Admin Judge Jonathan Lippman, 2001 to present. He was appointed as a Court of Claims Judge by Governor George Pataki in 2001 and was reappointed 2005-2013. He was an elected North Tonawanda City Court Judge from 1986-2001, was Commissioner, US Selective Service 1977-2002 and is a Director, North Tonawanda Housing Development Corp, A Buffalo News Article from 6/14/2001 quote by Kloch: “George Maziarz has worked unendingly, tirelessly, to get a Court of Claims judgeship appointment for his district,…my family and I will be eternally grateful.”

Kloch is the godfather of a son of Henry Wojtaszek.

Friend: Ron Winter is Judge Richard Kloch’s Clerk. Ron’s wife, Joan, is a school teacher in Lyndonville.

Friend: Mike J. Norris is current Chairman of the Niagara County Republican Party; is the City of Lockport Attorney and State GOP Committeeman for the 142nd Assembly District. He is a former District Aide for Assemblyman David E. Seaman (R) Lockport, former Vice Chairman of the City of Lockport GOP Committee; former Elections Commissioner 1999-2002 and former Staff member in Senator Maziarz Office.

Friend: Jim Ward; Former County Legislator; Executive Advisor to George since 2003 is a former Niagara Falls Bridge Commissioner. In 2000/2001 Ward was involved in a scheme to conceal from the Legislature’s Administration Committee, which he headed at the time, the fact that a 10% pay cut the Legislature had voted for the election commissioners the previous year had never materialized in their paychecks. He is a former Niagara Falls Bridge Commissioner.

Friend: Patty Weiss- George Maziarz’s pit-bull. Her husband, Wally Weiss, is an employee of New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). George Maziarz is Chairman of the State Energy Committee. Patty’s son, Dan Weiss, is the Chairman of the Niagara County Conservative Party and is a teacher in the Niagara Falls School District. Dan’s son Michael allegedly works for the Niagara County Water Department.

Friend: Mike Carney- Deputy Elections Commissioner; Former Deputy County Treasurer under Broderick, (appointed). He resigned as Deputy Treasurer to take a job as Grant Director for NCCC. He is the former Clerk of the Niagara County Legislature, former North Tonawanda City Councilman and former North Tonawanda School Board Member.


WOW it's like a self serving kingdom! Carl is correct follow the yellow brick road.
Regards, BPB
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