Tag Archives: Stephen Rogers

The Contractor and the Contractee


No, as it turned out, the ACLU could not help me.  The local branch apparently consisted solely of an executive director with no staff. I was sitting out there battering my head against Mike Addario, general manager of Rural Metro; … Continue reading

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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 Syracuse Newspapers, Again


In the hearing, the prosecution would call Dr. John Wolf, who was prescribing the antidepressants I currently was taking.   John was a neurologist who, along with two other people, had formed a group called Alethea:  The Center on Death and Dying, … Continue reading

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The Witch-Hunt


I had several more interviews with Guido and the investigator in the Special Prosecutor’s Office.  I knew little or nothing about political activity, but I was smart and observant and had worked in the Onondaga County Comptroller’s Office, the Personnel … Continue reading

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VESID, CPEP/CPAP, Medicaid & Malpractice: Answers to More Questions


VESID—a drug; I don’t like VESID; Complaints and VESID; is celiac covered under NYS VESID Act? VESID is neither a drug nor an act.  It is New York State’s Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities. (They couldn’t think … Continue reading

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Zachary Karmen, DSS Chief Welfare Attorney (Retired) (Part VII)


The government is supposed to do only what cannot be done by the people individually, e.g., fight foreign wars, maintain the Thruway, and support a nursing home for the indigent.  Otherwise, the government is supposed to leave the people alone.  It is … Continue reading

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Zachary Karmen, DSS Chief Welfare Attorney (Retired) (Part II)


Then I get to remembering.  In the 1980’s, a special prosecutor uncovered two corrupt schemes in Onondaga County government.  In one, the county department heads were shaking down their employees twice a year for contributions to the Republican Party.  In … Continue reading

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