Sunday, May 15, 2016
AN EASY WAY TO SOLVE THE DIBELLA DECEPTION
Where does William DiBella call home? It is a key issue because Dibella, as Chairman of the MDC, is required to reside in a member town. Old Saybrook, Connecticut is not an MDC member town. The Fed's listed Dibella's address in a federal investigation several years ago as "William A. Dibella, a resident of Old Saybrook, Connecticut". Yet Dibella still claims Hartford residency.
Dibella also claims to be a Hartford resident since he pays Hartford taxes on a 2012 Hyundai. I thought Dibella drove a Jag, but I could be wrong, For some reason I don't see Bill DiBella as a Hyundai type guy.
I guess some people might be willing to believe that Dibella sleeps on a futon in the living room of the Condo of his son Marc and Marc's wife instead of at his $3 million dollar plus home on Connecticut'\s shoreline in Old Saybrook. It is kind of like Santa Claus, we all want to believe, but eventually we accept reality and admit it was all a myth.
In this day of technology, this should be pretty simple to track down. People all the time are using their cell phone "pings " to prove an alibi, and police also use those same "pings" to track a criminal's whereabouts.
A release from William Dibella to access his phone records should be able to prove where his phone is "pinging" at night and the location of the cell tower it is hitting most nights. Is it a tower in Hartford or a tower in Old Saybrook. Lets go back a few months and see who is telling the truth.
If Dibella comes forth with the records, I think it might show he is telling the truth, If he refuses, I think that is all the answer you need as to who is trustworthy.
I went before the MDC Commission several years ago and testified regarding Dibella's residency issues , That fell on deaf ears before the Democratically controlled Board, but several of the Republican's in attendance also told me that they knew I was right and Dibella was not a Hartford resident.
A Hartford City Councilman also admitted that the majority of the Hartford City Council knew Dibella lived in Old Saybrook, but they ignored it and reappointed him because they didn't want to lose his "clout" politically. That same Councilman last year introduced the resolution to reappoint Dibella to the MDC, knowing full well that Dibella was not a Hartford resident.
How much has that "clout" served Hartford's residents? I think the answer would be very little, unless of course you are a politician , and that is where Dibella's "clout" really lies, in the political favors he delivers.
This matter is now before the Hartford City Council to look into Dibella's claims, in the form of a resolution brought forward by Councilman Larry Deutsch. Duetsch is a Working Families Party member not beholding to Dibella (except maybe for the water that flows into his home, but I think he would be entitled to that even as a Republican) but the Majority of the Council are,beholding to Dibella and his son Marc, who is also the chairman of Hartford's Democratic Town Committee.
(more on how that is even allowed is a story for another day)
Many of Hartford's politicians owe their positions to the DiBella-esque style politics that have had a stranglehold on Hartford's Democratic party for years.
If Hartford is ever going to move forward, this Council needs to make a statement that integrity matters , they need to push that handle down and flush this matter once and for all, unless of course they enjoy the stink.
You can read more on the Dibella issue in Jon Lender's recent article in the Courant http://www.courant.com/politics/hc-lender-dibella-residence-0515-20160514-column.htmlue