MSV reader: Stand up to Mason Civic League House of Horrors
An anonymous MSV reader submitted this to copy and complete an IRS referral regarding the Mason Civic League:
|IRS referral form is available click here:
This should be attached as a response to question no 5. You can copy this or modify as you wish:
Mason formed this charitible corporation on July 21, 2010. It was discovered in
a Union City courtroom* on June 7,
2012 that two “Political Operatives” (1) Matt Calicchio and (2) Tania
Garcia are being paid directly by this 501(c)(3) by Beth Mason for political
According to Judge Sixto Macias, “” It’s a political
job (Tania Garcia’s)- she can walk into her job anytime she wants, that’s
a political job.” And “”Matt Calicchio is being used for
politics in exchange for a job.” A line by line breakdown can be found at:
Information on the trial itself can be found at this news source: http://hudsonreporter.com/bookmark/18931247
addition, James Barracato, a known political operative, is listed as a board
member of this organization. No annual filings of expenses and revenues
have been reported since this 501(c)(3) went into operation. A clear violation
of Title 26 of the United States Code.
Mason is using a 501(c)(3) to funnel money to political operatives to do her
dirty work and keep them off her NJ ELEC reports as well as take a tax break
for the contributions she makes to the 501(c)(3) in order to pay them.
Her husband, Richard Mason, is a senior equity partner at Wachtell Lipton
Rosen & Katz in NYC. His firm biography boasts of his family’s civic
league. In fact, a shell corporation by a similar name was set up (not as
a not-for-profit) perhaps to obscure/make it difficult to trace how these
political operatives were paid. This would indicate a strong
understanding of the law and a clear attempt to subvert it.
Mason probably makes more than a million dollars a year in compensation from
his law firm. He has the intellect to know what a 501(c)(3) is to be used as,
and he has literally hundreds of attorneys at his disposal should he have a
question about corporate law or charitible organizations. Both he and his
wife, Beth, show a blatant disregard for the law and a brazen disiniterest in
did I learn of this:
testimony in a court case* on a
harassment charge between two unrelated parties it was discovered that two
political operatives were being paid from the The Mason Civic Association.
Ms. Mason is a menace to Hoboken as a city councilwoman, and my sincere
hope is that the IRS can bring her down much like it did Capone. Ms. Mason is derelict in her duties as a Councilwoman,
and as a taxpaying citizen of the United States of America.
State of NJ vs Matt Calicchio