SCHOOLWATCH CALLS FOR BOYCOTT OF LAW FIRMS
We as taxpayers simply cannot sit back and continue to feed these
“fat cat” lawyers and their firms that have been raping us for years. Millions of dollars have been stuffed
in the pockets of these firms and attorneys, and it must stop. Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is investigating this matter,
along with the FBI, but no criminal charges have yet been filed. Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli seems to be attempting to stay
ahead of Cuomo as an apologist for the conduct of these lawyers. DiNapoli knew of these arrangements, identified them
during an audit, but failed to report them in the audit in violation of his sworn duties as Comptroller. School Watch and
the citizens of New York are beginning to wonder whether any action will be taken against these firms or
attorneys. Meanwhile, they continue to “feed at the public trough” and you and I are footing the bill.
We citizens need to cause the money flowing to these corrupt lawyers and firms to STOP, and stop
now! This tax money was intended to serve the needs of children by providing them the free, public education to which
they are entitled. Instead, it has been used to expand the girth of attorneys like Larry Reich and other partners at
these corrupt law firms. These firms have stolen from our children, and we have to take action to bolt the doors of
our schools to these law firms so that they do not continue to steal our children’s futures.
Already, these firms have shifted gears to make up for the loss of income from this scandal.
As they are cut off from pension benefits, health insurance benefits, and other income that they generated from their past
practices, new means of raping the school taxpayer are being devised. Parents’ lawyers across the State of New York are reporting to SchoolWatch
that these law firms are becoming more litigious, apparently to generate higher fees on the work that they have in order to
make up losses related to this scandal. It is becoming very clear; THESE FIRMS ARE GOING TO GET THEIR MONEY ONE WAY
There is only one way to stop these firms from continuing to rape the taxpayers, and that is for
them to be denied the opportunity to have their hands in our pockets. There is rumor trickling out of Albany that part
of any deal brokered for these individual lawyers may include them being barred from representing school districts for a period
of time. This is an outrage! The conduct they have displayed should cause them to be disbarred from the practice
of law! It should cause them to serve time in prison! But it appears Cuomo’s office too may be willing to compromise
its integrity because of political pressure.
Nevertheless, as a community we can do something so that at least this rape of the taxpayers by
unethical attorneys comes to an end. School Watch is calling for local communities and school districts to end all business
with these corrupt law firms and attorneys. Yes, a BOYCOTT. Let’s hit them where we know it hurts.
Face it -- should our school districts and other public entities continue to use these firms, we
the taxpayers will be funding these lawyers criminal defense. Let them pay for their criminal defense lawyers with the
money they have already stolen from us. Let’s not continue to fund their criminal defense.
SchoolWatch is calling for the communities of New York State to BOYCOTT those firms and attorneys
involved in the pension scandal. We will add to this list as more are linked to this scandal.
Those currently identified include:
Ehrlich, Frazer and Feldman
Girvin & Ferlazzo
Hogan & Sarzynski
Jaspan, Schlesinger and Hoffman
Cahill, M. Cornelia
Cullen, William M.
Lipp, George Jr.
Van Nostrand, LeRoy
Wolverton, Kathy Ann
(Note: Guercio & Guercio is also being included in this boycott, not because they
have been identified in this scandal, yet, but because of other unethical conduct that they have engaged in. Please
see www.schoolwatch101.com or http://skoolwatch.tripod.com to learn more.)
quoted in Newsday April 26,2008. See link below: