Horse Sense: Whatever happened to the Mrs?
Just days after the arrest last November of Patrick Ricciardi by the FBI, his estranged wife appeared on several websites speaking to the “real” Patrick others didn’t know.
As it’s been quiet on the public front, Mrs. Ricciardi’s public pronouncements were said to be so unsettling it almost brought more than one head to explosion.
In one Hoboken Now story, her comments led to a number of commenters responding that she should be ignored, declared crazy or worse. MSV reached out to her publicly on the thread and anonymous screen names urged us not to speak or listen to her. It was all startling in its rapidity. More odd was the scrubbing of every single one of her comments from the story along with the others attacking her and insisting she be quiet. (Censorship Hat tip: Editor Augie Torres.)
Of her many remarks urging the FBI to look closer into the Parking Utility and other possible criminality at City Hall was this:
Most people probably had no idea Councilman Michael Russo and IT Manager Patrick Ricciardi were good friends. Ricciardi worked the camera for the City at meetings for many a month and no observer watching a council meeting would know for the better.
In the City Council, Michael Russo has declined repeatedly to comment to MSV’s questions whether he’s seen any of the illicitly obtained emails but later to a Hoboken Now reporter he did finally say along with Council members Terry Castellano and Tim Occhipinti they did not receive emails directly from Ricciardi.
They never claimed to be unaware of their circulation or if they saw them from another party. More importantly, did they use any of the information or know of others who have?
As Hoboken rolls into the second quarter of 2012 these questions among many others in the massive conspiracy remain unanswered. How many hands were involved in the looting of the mayor’s office and who had a view into what was passing through Ricciardi’s automated collection of same are just two questions to be answered for another day.
There is that oddly timed resolution sponsored by Beth Mason and Michael Russo a year back in April 2011 asking for all of the mayor’s electronic communications to January 2010 – the exact same time the FBI stated Ricciardi began to automate their collection.
None of this is going away and unlike the quarters looting coverup, will not be so easily “cleared up” with new alibis. Not by a long shot.
|Councilman Michael Russo was less than gregarious after last May’s FBI visit to City Hall.
What many people don’t know is he was good friends with IT Manager Patrick Ricciardi.
Talking Ed Note: If Da Horsey knows more, we’re not saying. But as 2012 rolls along, expect repercussions to resurface surrounding the eruptions from one Mrs. Ricciardi.
MSV was alerted to the Hoboken Now story and saved the comments, including the one posted above from November 10th. All of Janett Ricciardi’s comments were scrubbed for unknown reasons along with responses including our own.
Just because you can’t see the efforts surrounding the email conspiracy, doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.
To the Boys of Summer, let no plea deal arrive before it’s time. Rock!