Beth Mason denies knowledge of MSV requests on Mason Civic League records

Mason reacts after public requests 
on her Mason Civic League “charity”

At the City Council meeting last night, MSV made a public request for Councilwoman Beth Mason to comply with the law and and make public the financial records of the Mason Civic League.

Testimony last month by two admitted Mason Civic League employees under oath in Union City Municipal Court led to the presiding judge deeming their sworn testimony “not credible” as reported on Grafix Avenger.

Municipal Court Judge Macias described his findings in the harassment case of a current BoE official as transcribed by an eyewitness saying on one admitted Mason Civic League employee, (Tania Garcia) “she can walk into her job anytime she wants, that’s a political job.”  According to the laws governing a charity, no political work on behalf of any person is permissible at any time.

Beth Mason couldn’t decide last night if she did not know about the repeated MSV requests for the Mason Civic League records – public records she is required to file annually by IRS statute – or if the request was not properly submitted by MSV as she would claim both during and after the meeting.

MSV made a legal request via email last month and by law it needs to be met in 30 days.
This is a legal request and was made to three different Beth Mason email accounts.  Beth Mason also did not respond to voicemail left for her in one phone call last month.

MSV has resent the outstanding legal request to Beth Mason due next week.  In addition MSV has requested similar legal information for the Mason Family Civic League.

In almost two years Mason hasn’t filed the legal financial documents on her “charity” – that’s an IRS requirement no official request by MSV of any kind is required.  Beth Mason is required to comply with the law for charity 501(c)3 organizations of which the Mason Civic League is listed as shown below:

MSV has obtained this limited information on the Mason Civic League.  It doesn’t explain how she has on the payroll a number of “political” people including her 2011 campaign manager Ryan Yacco and also political operative James Barracato, listed as a board member.

Our official response to Councilwoman Mason is 

Talking Ed Note: Beth Mason went over to Acting Corporation Counsel Melissa Longo immediately after the meeting concluded complaining about MSV’s public request for the Mason Civic League records be released to the public.  
Melissa Longo was out of our hearing but appeared less than impressed with the complaint.  Seeing no satisfaction, from over the dais Mason told us the request was not officially made and MSV countered by saying she had been sent emails on the matter. tories (Pretending she’s unaware of the MSV stories requesting same is of course not credible.)  As Mason left the dais she said she was unaware of the email requests.
MSV wrote last month on the Mason Civic League, including our public invitation to meet on the matter for an interview June 17th.

Related: Who would have been responsible for money laundering funds into the Tim Occhipinti campaign?  The Cratos Group no longer with an office in Lyndhurst, NJ appears defunct with one Mason Civic League board member James Barracato listing that as his address.

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