FBI investigation in Hoboken continuing in massive Data Theft Ring Conspiracy
Former IT Manager Patrick Ricciardi pled guilty earlier this month to three counts for systematic, massive data theft of the electronic communications inside the mayor’s office and faces up to five years when sentenced later this summer.
Based on a conversation with the US Attorney’s Office, District of New Jersey in Newark, the investigation into Hoboken is not likely to end with the guilty plea entered by former IT Manager Patrick Ricciardi.
Over a series of months in 2011, MSV directed questions in live council meetings asking Council members Beth Mason and Michael Russo if they saw any of the emails under FBI investigation. While Russo never answered, Beth Mason gave conflicting answers over months and directly after a July 1, 2011 meeting.
In April 2011, Beth Mason sponsored and Michael Russo co-sponsored a resolution seeking all the emails of the mayor’s aides spanning the exact period of the FBI investigation. After months of efforts to make the emails public and render them useless in the FBI investigation, their scaled back witch hunt was halted with the elevation and swearing-in of Councilwoman Jen Giattino.
Neither Beth Mason nor Michael Russo have commented on the uncanny coincidence of their seeking the same emails going back to early 2010 when Patrick Ricciardi collected and distributed information from his “archive file” out of the mayor’s office.
With the recent announcement of Ricciardi’s guilty plea, pressure is sure to build within Hoboken on the massive data theft and the involvement of others in the Data Theft Ring Conspiracy’s looting of the mayor’s office in April 2010 through May 2011.
A rumor recently surfaced saying a computer in the Beth Mason household contained illegal emails from the mayor’s office. Mason has not answered questions from this website since her threatened civil lawsuit comment in response to questions on political operatives on the payroll of the Mason Civic League during a July 2012 City Council meeting.
|Beth Mason has given contradictory responses on her role in the FBI Data Theft Ring Conspiracy investigation into the mayor’s office. From April to July 2011, she and Councilman Michael Russo tried to have the emails made public rendering them harmless in the ongoing FBI investigation. A rumor surfaced the data was found in her home computer. Sources say Mason is now “fuming” over being snubbed for the 33rd Assembly seat. State Senator Brian Stack has reportedly selected HHA ED Carmelo Garcia.|
Talking Ed Note: On the reports HHA Executive Director Carmelo Garcia has scored another public gig replacing his friend Ruben Ramos for 33rd Assembly, word around town is there’s one very unhappy Frank “Pupie” Raia. He’s being outbid in unhappiness by Beth Mason, who independent sources are saying is FUMING.
Mason had been trying for well over a year to buy her way into State Senator Brian Stack’s good graces. Mason political operatives depicted her as the choice for over a year to the Hudson Reporter which dutifully reported it on almost a weekly basis. Most recently it was an Al Sullivan source assuring readers just two weeks ago, Beth Mason was the likely the pick for 33rd Assembly.
MSV never agreed, right until she wasn’t. Does Beth Mason have even bigger problems ahead?