Tag Archives: Civil Service

The Verdict


Onondaga County Deputy Comptroller Richard Sheeran was indicted on 134 charges of violating Civil Service and Election Laws pertaining to making his employees contribute to the Republican Party.  When the trial verdict was announced, he was acquitted of all the felonies and convicted of … Continue reading

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The Conspiracy


According to news reporters and the Special Prosecutor’s Office, around 1970 the officials of the Onondaga County Republican Committee entered into a conspiracy with the bureaucrats of the Onondaga County government whereby department heads were to produce contributions to the … Continue reading

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Working for Onondaga County


Civil Service regulations required that the department head hire one of the top three people “reachable” on the list.  Since the list didn’t come out until about six months after the first applications went in, many people had voluntarily taken … Continue reading

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The Shakedown (Part I)


I was twenty-seven years old in 1974 when my fiancé, a Marine Corps fighter pilot, died when his plane crashed.  Absent a future with Bob, I thought that I should do something serious and responsible about my circumstances, so I took … Continue reading

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Why I Don’t Love America


(Continued from 7/6/11) Throughout all this, I took antidepressants every day for twenty-six years.  In 2001, I stopped and began to get my brain back but it was too late for my body to recover:  the side effects of medications … Continue reading

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Who’s On Welfare? They’re working on it . . .


So I was trying to get information from the Dept. of Social Services about the population that receives Welfare or Medicaid.  This search for information had taken me to the Dooher family, who work for the county, which had led … Continue reading

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Welfare Information: Dooher Die


On March 30, we considered the subject of “Who’s On Welfare and What’s On Second?”  In search of information, I had called—well, I called a whole lot of people in county government and kept getting passed around.  Finally somebody in the … Continue reading

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