The Buffalo News is really getting desperate in their blatant attempts to destroy the reputation of South Buffalo developer Carl Paladino. Paladino owns 250 properties in Erie County and their "investigation" discovered that two of them are eyesores. That's some investigation! Have they been to the Pasquale on the waterfront? Have they been to the Belesario building on Main St. downtown? I have. Those buildings were falling apart and now they are beautiful high rent lofts.
The funniest part of the article is where Lou "Pinocchio" Petrucci babbles about the city's attempt to punish Paladino...
Lou Petrucci, the city's chief building inspector, said the department has sought penalties in Housing Court for the continuing problems, which, at present, involve three outstanding violations, including the failure to repair the roof or replace missing windows.
"We've asked three times for sentencing and the previous judge thought because of the unique situation of the building that it was better to keep it as an open court case," Petrucci said.
Maximum penalties for uncorrected code violations include a fine of $1,500 or 15 days in jail.
If Petrucci were to see Paladino in person, he'd go down on his knees and tell him how great Paladino was. What a hypocrite. I hope Paladino spends $40,000 to have Pinocchio defeated in the next school board election. I can't believe how stupid some people in this city are. Petrucci makes up half the things he says. His main talent in life is being Ray McGurn's yes man for the last 20 years. He lies about everything under the sun, so his quote in today's paper should carry very little credibility with it.