Official Statement from Carmelo Garcia on recent lawsuit against Mayor Dawn Zimmer

Official Statement from Carmelo Garcia


“The filing of this lawsuit was necessary to bring numerous matters to light that have been ongoing for the past year. Throughout my life, I have and always will continue to be a champion for the peoples’ right and a better quality of life in Hoboken and beyond. From growing up in the Hoboken Housing Authority to working now ,as the Executive Director of the HHA, I am living proof  of the great things Hobokenites can achieve when everyone works together for the betterment of all.

 The egregious actions by Mayor Dawn Zimmer, her husband/de facto chief of Staff Stan Gossbard, and HHA Chariman Jake Stuvier left no other option except for legal recourse to remedy the hostile environment that they have created through coercion, intimidation, harassment, and political corruption. Furthermore, I refuse to allow Mayor Zimmer to continue with her racially biased social agenda that has affected numerous Hoboken residents to this date.  Any injustice From Harrison to Hudson, is a threat to justice for everyone. In closing, it's time to expose their hypocrisy & tell my story so, I look forward to my day in court to expose these horrific wrongdoings and have justice prevail not only for myself, but for ALL the residents of Hoboken.”

Hoboken Answer August 16, 2013 at 02:12 PM
That's a lot of noise from the pathologically lying Carmelo Garcia. While that's not news, what about Garcia trying to evict people last week for merely stating an opinion? Or threatening to break bones and vandalizing a vehicle with illegal break-ins? Where is this mythical mayor's Vision 20/20 plan? Ooops, ignore that lie filed in a legal document. Carmelo Garcia is in big trouble. Who thought this garbage was a good idea to cover up his secretly taping trying to set others up is not too bright. Louis Zayas will be discovering how deep he's in shortly. Carmelo is no champion of anything but self-promotion. This time, he took it to an extreme exposing himself as a total fraud. Hey Carmelo, how's the phone calls going? Anyone on the other end of the line picking up? Carmelo is a victim alright. A victim of his own ugly pathology. Courts are not places to bullshit your way through ridiculous accusations. You don't get to run away from the bottom line or send HHA employees to clean up doing your dirty work. Garcia's "victimhood" is a board that looked to rotate a legal counsel and auditor. Garcia thinks that qualifies him as a victim. Way to go tossing Ruben Ramos under the bus Carmelo! In the end, Carmelo is all about.... you guessed it - Carmelo!
Pops August 16, 2013 at 03:10 PM
I'm confused. Exec Director Garcia accuses the mayor of "egregious actions", "horrific wrongdoings", "political corruption", etc., but never actually mentions what they are. Why not just come out and say what she has done? Objective observers see over-the-top, unfounded and unsupported accusations like this and immediately come to the conclusion that there isn't anything behind them. Either explain what was done wrong, or prepare to be dismissed as a fabricator.
recallbethmason August 16, 2013 at 03:14 PM
errrrr, so who wants to break the news to mr. garcia that his political career just crashed and burned before the plane even got to take off...wow! wonder what brian stack is thinking?
Grafix Avenger August 16, 2013 at 08:37 PM
What's a "Chariman"? Consider running Spell-check for your next crap lawsuit statement. This statement is an embarrassment; unprofessional, poorly crafted, dripping with generic drivulous drivel. But it's not half as bad as the law-suit, which may become a Hudson County comedy classic in legal circles. Since when do attorneys describe Defendants as "white"? If you must, the term any Not-Hack professional attorney would use is "Caucasion". And on and on. I hope Mr. Garcia is forced to pay the Defendants legal costs, then damages for filing a frivolous lawsuit. GARBAGE IN, GARBAGE OUT.
hobokenhorse.com August 16, 2013 at 09:33 PM
Carmelo Garcia tried to trade on his "friend" or rather ex-friend mayoral candidate Ruben Ramos for more sole power in the Hoboken Housing Authority. He was rejected as he was on other pitches of a less than ethical or criminal nature. Then he points the finger, so lame and so Old Guard. Guy has earned his Hoboken Soprano stripes though for this disgusting action. Poor Ruben: http://www.hobokenhorse.com/2013/08/carmelo-garcia-secret-tape-revelation.html
I am Spartacus August 16, 2013 at 10:29 PM
Yes it is just so hostile of the mayor to expect to see an actual plan instead of some marketing flip book. How dare she expect to know the details of what might be the largest redevelopment project in town encompassing 17 acres of buildings. I do hope this man is paying his own legal fees. If he is using the HHA's resources to file this joke of a suit then they need to give him the bill.
I am Spartacus August 16, 2013 at 10:32 PM
By the way, this law suit will never make it to discovery because then the plan and all the related documentation will be made public as will every shred of correspondence coming out of the HHA to the developer. That happens and we will all finally know WTH is going on w/ this 20/20 joke of a plan that is being kept under wraps. No way in hell Garcia wants that to happen.
MileSquareEyes August 17, 2013 at 12:06 AM
Nor do I care much for who is mayor, but I find it ridiculous that there are so many comments slamming this suit already. Let's face it folks, Dawn is just as bad as Peter and others who have been busted. Nor do I care for the slanted versions of the truth on many of these blogs. But, if you disagree with one, they are on the attack. Just like every other politician in Hudson County, I am sure Ms. Zimmer will have her skeletons come out and then what? I
Hoboken Answer August 17, 2013 at 12:14 AM
The crap lawsuit has hit the streets. It was released earlier by Horsey at Mile Square View so it's getting around. You complain about being attacked with your allegation the mayor is the same as Cammarano - and you have zero evidence to support your allegation. Yes, you're definitely a Carmelo lover MSE. Stay off the X, your brain is already too burdened as it is. Keep the lies alive and selling those overpriced used goods, someone somewhere has an equally weak mind to accept your allegations with zero evidence. Just not enough in Hoboken.
Daria Gluck August 17, 2013 at 10:45 AM
Dawn is the record holder for most suits filed against her in 4 years than any other mayor in Hoboken's history. To answer Stan's comment above about allegations, can you explain why everyone is suing Hoboken? These are not allegations, these are indexed civil proceedings in a court of law.
CuriousGal August 17, 2013 at 10:46 AM
It is up to a judge to decide if this is a "crap lawsuit" or not, not Hoboken Answer or any of the other bully bloggers. I suspect the lawsuit will go forward on its merits. Furthermore, I think the courts, where there are specific rules of evidence, claims, and decorum, is the proper place for this issue. Claims of entrapment as well as ethnic/racial purging are serious as are some of the targeted actions undertaken at the HHA and warrant a much more formal stage. Given a number of judge's rulings against the actions of the current administration and overblown allegations against its political opponents recently, I would say nothing should be taken for granted concerning speculation about the outcome of a lawsuit.
Hoboken Answer August 17, 2013 at 10:49 AM
Would you like to know "Daria" op? I don't know about record but Mayor Zimmer holds the record probably for winning/settling the most cases with the highest $$$$. Hoboken is 92% up! It's won $1.5 million this year and also a piece of land worth far more in the northwest. This week Hoboken won the the right to purchase an acre of land in the Southwest. If the council doesn't block the victory, design plans will commence immediately for a long held dream of a new Southwest Park. Al Arezzo and a lot of corrupt folks haven't been so lucky. They are gone!!! Thank you very much "Daria Gluck!"
Hoboken Answer August 17, 2013 at 10:58 AM
Forget the distraction with the political lawsuit as it's been read. It's nothing more than baseless, non-evidenced political crap. Hearing that from lawyers, journalists, etc. The transcript information of Camelo Garcia's Watergate tapes is getting out and the HR got the tape. HOLY COW! Carmelo Garcia threw Ruben Ramos under the bus and ran over him five times!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
I am Spartacus August 17, 2013 at 11:03 AM
Personally I don't want the suit dropped until after discovery is finished and I'd like the mayor to countersue for the city's legal expenses. And yes, the city will be picking up the tab for the mayor's legal expenses b/c the city always picks up the tab when a mayor gets sued for doing their job. So here's to Zimmer picking a really expensive attorney, racking up a ton of fees and sticking Carmelo with the bill!
Hoboken Answer August 17, 2013 at 11:22 AM
From the Hudson Reporter (which has the transcript): Former State Senator Bernard Kenny on Carmelo Garcia: his "actions and words speak for themselves." Kenny attended the lunch with Mayor's husband and did not know Carmelo Garcia was secretly taping them. Garcia's lawyer won't deny Carmelo has made more tapes of other people. LMAO! Carmelo's ambulance chasing lawyer admits it isn't gong anywhere - that the lawsuit is political and maybe that's enough now. LOL!!!! No it's not. We all want to know exactly how Carmelo Garcia tried to entrap people and threw Ruben Ramos under the bus!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!
Grafix Avenger August 17, 2013 at 11:26 AM
Who here has read the lawsuit? Oh my goodness, it will be a comedy classic in Hudson County legal circles for years to come. Funny how all the operatives are banking on this cotton candy to destroy the mayor. Shows how inept they really are. I can't wait to hear what Timmy (the presumptive mayoral candidate) has to say about it. Oh my, this election season will be one for the books. Pop-up books, that is. http://grafixavenger.blogspot.com/2013/08/garcia-suit-alleges-zimmer-had-her-own.html
hobokenhorse.com August 17, 2013 at 11:34 AM
I concur. Thank you very much Grafix Avenger!
Grafix Avenger August 17, 2013 at 11:43 AM
You're welcome, dear Horsey. xoxo
Daria Gluck August 17, 2013 at 01:13 PM
Why was kenny at the lunch anyway? Isn't he the guy that gave illegal contributions and Dawn and Stan didnt return the contributions until they were notified and OPRA was drawn? Kenny of all people, a former state senator should know how much he is allowed to give, this goes both ways. He knew he was giving too much but like most people in town, it's ok until the shit hits the fan. I look forward to seeing where tis lawsuit goes, and the direction it takes. As for the city winning 1.5 million in lawsuits this year, that is a peanuts number. That is like saying you got 5k a day for a year. The parking utility brings in 3x that a year. Win 20 million a year you have something to wear on your chest, 1.5 mill in a year is something one could wear on their crotch.
I am Spartacus August 17, 2013 at 01:29 PM
Daria, are you really being so hypocritical as to complain about how many times the city is being sued and then turning around and saying we should be involved in more law suits just so we can win more suits for more money? Such a silly little floperative you are.
Hoboken Answer August 17, 2013 at 01:45 PM
Well according to the story in the Hudson Reporter, former State Senator Kenny was invited by the mayor's husband who didn't know why Carmelo Garcia wanted to meet for lunch near his job in midtown Manhattan. The $150 overage in question may in fact not be an overage in the $300 contribution Kenny made. More on that later but in the end from what I understand it's legal. So let's move on from the $150. The big story is Carmelo Garcia taping Bernard Kenny which he apparently did between them at the PATH station. He continued taping in his little set up of the mayor's husband. He was told he should follow the legal bidding process for a new counsel and work with the HHA board but he was apparently trying to circumvent it and negotiate an illegal deal. Garica's illegal approach was turned down. His offer to throw long time friend Ruben Ramos under the bus is fascinating and his attempt to negotiate for himself in personal power and gain. It will be most interesting to read more about Carmelo Garcia's operation taping people.
I am Spartacus August 17, 2013 at 04:19 PM
Hope that transcript comes out soon!


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