Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Trial date set for F. James Germano


GERMANO
The bizarre case of F. James Germano has a trial date of April 7, according to records from the Indian River County, Florida, clerk of the court.
According to the Vero Beach arrest report, the former longtime North Greenbush Democratic Party boss pulled up to a bus stop driving a black Cadillac and allegedly offered to pay a 12-year-old boy $50 for “sexual favors.” The boy called his mother, who lived some five miles away, and upon her arrival Germano allegedly solicited her for like favors before driving off.
Germano, 84, was arrested in November, 2012 on five charges – procuring a person under the age of 18 for prostitution, committing a lewd, lascivious or indecent act, solicitation for prostitution and two for stalking. All but the solicitation for prostitution, a misdemeanor, and the lewd, lascivious, indecent act felony have been dropped. Each stalking charge was a misdemeanor, while the procuring an underage person for prostitution is a felony. The last charge was dropped and he was re-arrested and charged with the lewd and lascivious act in December, 2012.
Germano, who plead not guilty, remains free on $65,000 bail – $50,000 after his first arrest and another $15,000 after he was re-arrested.
According to records, the case is working its way through the process with depositions completed and evidence has been shared under discovery.
Before stepping down in 2002, Germano had a colorful 40-year run with the Democratic Party. That same year he was indicted along with then Rensselaer County Executive Henry Zwack and three top aides on charges the five conspired to circumvent Civil Service Law to benefit Germano’s grandson in exchange for the elder Germano’s political support. A jury acquitted all five.
Prior to his downfall, Germano controlled all things political in North Greenbush- including the Democratic, Republican, Independence and Conservative party lines - and had considerable influence beyond the town’s border. Here is a column I wrote about some of his more amusing antics.  

 

42 comments:

  1. Typical democrat.

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    1. Right, there are never any Republicans involved in pedophilia sex scandals. Thanks for your input, Mark Foley

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    2. Truly sorry, meant Rennselear county democrats.

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    3. Oh right! Rensselaer County Republicans are never involved in sex scandals. They're just as pure as the driven snow.

      Sincerely,
      Colleen Regan

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    4. If anyone knows about purety it's Colleen Regan.

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    5. They're all scum bags --
      With Regards
      Tonya

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    6. When's that Babies R Us coming to lansingburgh?

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    7. Colleen, hope you're doing well. Don't listen to these haters.
      Always in my thoughts and dreams
      Rich

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    8. Colleen, love means never having to say you're Tonya. I promise, no more phone calls
      xoxo
      Bobby

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    9. Jim Gordon is so dreamy

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    10. Colleen 787 2.4bac Regan.

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    11. Flash Gordon, father of Lansingburgh.
      Love Carrie

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  2. Tickle -me-Germano dolls are flying out the door of Target in Greenbush

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  3. http://www.examiner.com/article/top-10-republican-sex-scandals-of-the-decade-photos

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  4. Thanks client 9 for your input.

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  5. Congratulations to Steve Sweeney for his new $56,000 part time job in Troys code enforcement. Lou and Pete keep up the good work.

    ps Steve lives in Colonie and has stated clearly he will not move to Troy. just happens to violate Troys local law that states clearly all city employees must live in the city.

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  6. Lou is a joke come on Tom and Jack what the hell are you doing putting this guy in there. Get him out of there before he does any more damage to the party or city. Makes everybody look bad, enough is enough.

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  7. Was this the guy let go because of the infamous Blue Bell motel fiasco?

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  8. He is the engineers friend. What about the other new hire in. Engineering. Son a Lou's friend. Was given a 2 paid grade raise because his friends were gonna be making more than him. Wahhhh loushbag will make it better

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  9. Lou and Pete what is wrong with you both?

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  10. Bring back jimmy chashel. He once bit off his upper lip yelling at a contractor and he works great with Sheeran.

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  11. Carmella and Lous replacement for Silverman Amy oconner. Oh yeah

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    1. And your point is what? She's intelligent and city-oriented, at least she contributes, what has Silverman done? Don't use the getting old excuse of her drinking related accident, it was a mistake. People make mistakes, I'm sure she has learned a harsh lesson. So please find something else to gossip about, this story is getting old.

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    2. Got one. Thanks.

      p.s. You might want to take your own advice, ciao!

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    3. It's b dunne. Maybe if he answered a call instead if blogging

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    4. Last I knew Amy doesn't live in Troy, but hey, there are no rules this administration has to abide by.

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    5. Thanks Kevin

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  12. They hired bill dunne an he was let go from dormitory authority and can go on their proerty

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  13. Will anyone ever get te answer as to why it was allowed to take salt fri dpw for his own person use? Or why rod was at a zba meeting against a project?

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  14. WHAT DID B DUNNE DO

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    1. He bothered this Tonya so much he was let go and she is still haunted by his actions

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    2. There was no Tonya. It was a made up phone call they forced Colleen Regan to make.

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    3. Whatever helps you sleep at night billy.

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    4. Right --He was terminated for no reason. Makes sense to me.

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  15. Mark, please come back.
    Regards Lynn

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    1. Lynn, we'll always have the feral cats.
      All my best, Mark

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  16. Jim to Carmella "the BOE needs some teeth". Classic.

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    1. After her 45 minute whine fest today I feel compelled to send her a wedge of aged cheese 4 her anniversary

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    2. It's funny to see all the asses getting chapped over Carmella's BOE win, including the Republican commissioner himself. Maybe if the Republicans got their act together they could actually win an election in Troy.

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  17. Lou looked outside today and didn't see any bad press in the liberal TU so that means six weeks of no snow.

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