Robert Provenza, a firm supporter of Francesco, wrote: "I believe you were playing mean ------ it 's not nice to fuck with Bobby ! ( or mother nature )." (Huh? I don't get it-B).
Claudia Giordano Lasky, also a firm Francesco clone, wrote: pot/kettle, etc. (meaning I am the same as Francesco?)
Another Francesco follower - whom I have never met, Christina Vickers: "you are, in fact, an evil f..king c.nt. I WHOLEHEARTEDLY agree with that statement"
and Lucio Celli told the EEOC to put me, his former attorney Steve Morelli, and PERB ALJ Blassman as Defendants in his EEOC Complaint:
Lucio email May 10 2016
This is UFT Solidarity.
This post is my opinion, and mine alone. If any reader agrees with me, all the better. But do not attack me for writing about the facts that have threatened me and my work for the past 7 months, all because of a bully by the name of Francesco Portelos. In my opinion, his actions are harassing and defamatory.
To Francesco Portelos:
Since September 20, 2015, you have sent out an internet video which called me a homophobe, and you have allowed your supporters to call me a thief, liar, evil fucking cunt, old vicious woman, and more. You have denied me any due process and have encouraged Lucio Celli, to send more than 30 emails to 100+ people stating my alleged "misconduct."
Please stop telling people that I stole money from teachers. I work 24/7 to help anyone who needs to resolve problems such as false charges, arbitration, medical emergencies. These are my sole focus, so I need you to prove your claims, whether they be yours alone or your gang's. And please stop your ridiculous claims that Randi hired me to work with her to destroy you, and all ATRs through her and Mike Mulgrew. Truly outrageous. Randi hired me in 2007. I work for myself now, and I am backed up with super lawyers who have seen all your posts.
I request that you apologize for members of your group - you are their leader, after all - and stop lying about my so-called stealing, taping everyone, abusing teachers, and being an evil fucking cunt and a vicious evil old woman, in writing, and please send your apology to me no later than June 10, 2016, or I will seek appropriate legal remedies.
Please read my prior articles:
Lucio Celli and Francesco Portelos' emails 1
Lucio Celli and Francesco Portelos emails 2
Lucio Celli and Francesco Portelos emails 3
Orlando Cole thought this was funny.
When confronted with his insulting emails, Lucio Celli sent this (his comments are in blue):
They don't. See the transcript of a Court appearance of Francesco's Attorney, Bryan Glass, and New York City Law Department Attorney Jessica Giambrone on Dec. 15, 2014. Attorney Giambrone described the Portelos-UFT Soldarity modus operandi and told the judge that Francesco even went after a parent at IS 49.
Danielle Kushner, loyal member of Francesco's gang, sent out an email urging all uncertified teachers to be exposed so they could be removed:
Francesco's digital media expertise has spread the word that ATRs are insulting, harassing people who will torment any enemy until the enemy surrenders. I would not want to be an ATR right now as defined by Francesco in the emails he and his loyal supporters have sent out to all of NYC. I spoke to several people who received these emails, and they are all disgusted, and believe as I do that this is cyberstalking.
Cyberstalkers are just like physical stalkers, except they stalk through the Internet and email rather than in a face to face environment. datehookup.com
Jim Geist is an example. Jim Geist was terminated and then he sent out a post to his new colleagues, Francesco's UFT Solidarity, that he lost his job because of me. I don't believe you are correct, I had no input into your 3020-a even though I was there. So, please send me proof of your claim. Here is what Jim sent my blog in 2013:
A recently terminated teacher at 3020-a called Solidarity's Lydia Howrilka several months ago, and asked Lydia to put the name of her Principal on the ANOI list. The principal told her two weeks later that she would "get" the teacher for doing that, and sure enough, 3020-a charges were filed three weeks after that last word. Principals are targeting ATRs because of their allegiance to Francesco's belligerent way of doing business. Trying to create fear never works, Mr. Portelos. For whatever it is worth, I believe that your strategy will continue to fail.
Then Francesco decided he would put me out of business, because I refuse to use the blame game/victim complex in my advocacy:
None of our clients at ADVOCATZ are/were perfect 100% of the time, but all were given charges that did not reach the standard for Just Cause for termination and we fight to keep termination out of consideration.(We have the best success rate of any legal team working on 3020-a).
|UFT Solidarity Council member Lucio Celli|
Why the attacks on me? Francesco has never assisted at a 3020-a. We are not in competition. I am not a UFT member, I do not work for the Department of Education (never have), and I am not running for any office in any caucus against Francesco or his mob. I am an independent paralegal/reporter. Why me?
For 13 years I have written about,investigated and assisted employees of the New York City Department of Education as they fight for due process rights. I fight for right and rights as an investigative reporter, paralegal and advocate. I worked for the UFT from 2007 to 2010 as a special representative, and my duties included visiting all the NYC rubber rooms, and assisting members. I have met wonderful, caring, professional teachers, Guidance Counselors, principals, and staff of the NYC DOE - current as well as retired and former employees - who are now, I am proud to say, my friends. We believe that Portelos and his UFT Solidarity broadcast negative, destructive propaganda, and we want nothing to do with him or anyone who associates with him. I include in this conclusion the support of all the attorneys I work with.
CSA General Counsel David Grandwetter: where are you?
We really need you to step in and mark the line between a first amendment right and defamation, as to the anonymous emails sent to A.N.O.I about your members.
My friend Laurie, an ATR, asked Francesco whether he got permission to send out a letter to a principal citing this principal's abuse of the teacher, before he sent it. What did Francesco Portelos do? He immediately sent to everyone on the facebook page a post about Laurie's confidential medical information as well as her current ATR status. He thought he taught her a lesson. She took Francesco off of the closed facebook page, and Francesco was so angry, he started his own facebook page which he closed to anyone who was friendly with Laurie.
Lucio Celli: a close member of Francesco's inner circle.
UFT Solidarity Council
Francesco's sidekick Lucio Celli attacked me after Laurie complained about Francesco. Lucio was blocked by the admins of Laurie's ATR facebook page, and then Lucio sent out emails to all of NYC blaming me, a "liar", "thief", "evil f...ing c...t" for doing this. As if.
He asked me to assist him by reviewing his writing in his PERB complaint and emails to the principal of his school. I edited the papers and met him countless times for as long as he wanted, throughout 2015. Suddenly, immediately following the video incident with Francesco, when I was called a "homophobe" and I asked Francesco to take it down and he said "No", Lucio sent me a check for $1000 to thank me for my help. I never asked for this money, never created or sent an invoice. never. I gratefully thanked him for the gift. At the same time, teacher Jonathan Hinesley was given 3020-a charges, and we met to discuss. I gave my opinion and experience in the process of the 3020-a hearings, for free. Jonathan settled his case at 3020-a but sent me a check for $500 for my time. I thanked him for his gift. He told me he did not want the money back when I offered.
During the 2011-2012 school year, Respondent disclosed confidential Department information, including, but not limited to, witness statements, on a non-Department website, including, but not limited to, protectportelos.org.
During the 2011-2012 school year, Respondent inappropriately accessed and/or retrieved Department information, including, but not limited to, a Department email account and/or email messages of another Department employee.
During the 2011-2012 school year, Respondent inappropriately accessed a Department email account and/or email messages of another Department employee.
On or about January 28, 2012, Respondent, without consulting, notifying, and/or seeking authorization from Principal Hill or the I.S 49 administration, accessed the school website, www.Dreyfus49.com, as a site administrator and manipulated the settings to revoke the administrative rights and/or privileges of all individuals previously granted such administrative access.
On or about February 2012, Respondent refused to transfer control and/or ownership of the school website, www.Dreyfus49.com, to Principal Hill, I.S. 49, and/or the Department after agreeing to do so at a meeting with Principal Hill and Superintendent Erminia Claudio.
On or about November 2012, Respondent, without consulting, notifying, and/or seeking approval from Principal Hill or the I.S 49 administration, altered the website www.welearnandqrowtoqether.com, which Respondent had created for the school with Principal Hill's approval, to automatically transfer visitors to his alternative website, https://sites.qooqle.com/site/occupywarrenstreet/, which contained derogatory information about I.S. 49, Principal Hill, and/or the Department.
During the 2012-2013 school year, Respondent, without consulting, notifying, and/or seeking approval from Principal Hill and/or the Department, altered the school website, www.Dreyfus49.com, to automatically redirect visitors to his website, protectportelos.org, which chronicled his issues with various groups including Principal Hill, I.S. 49, and the Department.
During the 2011-2012 school year, Respondent recorded a video in a school facility, namely, I.S. 49, of a student during school hours, without permission or authority.
On or about December 12, 2012, Respondent notified I.S. 49 Superintendent Erminia Claudio that he showed the video referenced in Specification 33 to parents, without permission or authority.
On or about and in the month of September 2012, Respondent:
A. Sent an email message to a parent without permission or authority stating, in sum and substance, that the teacher who sent their son to summer school was not certified to teach and that this message identified the teacher and indicated that her teaching certification had expired.
B. Failed to notify and/or confirm with I.S. 49 administration that the teacher referenced above lacked certification prior to contacting the parent.
By committing one, some, or all of the actions described in the above Specifications, Respondent's actions:
A. Had a disruptive and/or negative impact on students, staff, and/or administration at I.S. 49 and the Department.
B. Caused negative publicity, ridicule, and notoriety to I.S. 49 and the Department."
On Wed, Apr 20, 2016 at 4:54 PM, gilpp celli <email@example.com> wrote:
Dear Ms. Combier:
I informed you months ago that I need a receipt. Please send me a letter that I paid you to be my paralegal:
2743 Seymour Avenue
Bronx, New York 10469
If I do not receive a receipt from you, I will inform the IRS of your refusal.
I prefer that you do not answer this e-mail and just send a letter with an invoice. If you do not, I will provide the IRS the e-mails and recordings to proof that I paid you and the type of work you did for me. Then, this would become the IRS' problem.
On Apr 20, 2016, at 7:36 PM, Betsy Combier <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:Dear Lucio,
Huh? you make no sense. I never charged you, you never hired me and I am not an attorney. You asked me to edit some papers, which I did for free, and you gifted me. I reported your gift to the IRS when I did my taxes and thanked you. Then you told me and 100+ people how you are going to destroy the DOE and hurt everyone, including me, calling me an evil fucking cunt to extort money from me?No good deed goes unpunished, I guess.Betsy
I'm done with this post. But I'm whole, and standing on my principles of advocacy, decency, fighting the good fight the right way, as a professional. I request that the NYC Department of Education look into the people on this blog post and remove them from public service.Dear Ms. Combier:There is a cancelled check that I paid you and for what reason, but thank you for this email.I hope this person also told you that I sent out a recording of you, as well. I never said that I would destroy the doe, which is a pure lie by whomever told you that information. More importantly, I never said that I would destroy you. I wrote "God bless Betsy Combier and her ego because she LOVES to speak." To my knowledge, I did not bad mouth you on my NYC DOE email.Unlike you, I am not a liar and I have recordings to prove what you said to me and that you are a liar!I have you recorded and you threatened my lawsuit in writing and in a recordings.I appreciate the information that you. It is my current understanding that you lied on your Federal income tax return--- you forgot an email you sent me and what you said over the phone.Again, I do not need for you to respond to this e-mail because I do not want anything to do with you. I wish you the best at your evil deeds to harm your clients!Thanks,Lucio Celli
Editor, NYC Rubber Room Reporter
Editor, New York Court Corruption
Editor, National Public Voice
|Robert Provenza||1:35am May 10|
Pot/kettle etc. please.
my answer: Claudia, I would expect nothing else from you but to blindly agree with Francesco. Sad.