Angry, vindictive Francesco filed lawsuits against the Department of Education and the UFT Chapter leader at his school. He lost at trial his Federal Lawsuit against Linda Hill and has not won any case filed as of yet. he and his lawyer Bryan Glass have failed to show that any of his ranting and raving is protected under the First Amendment free speech statute.
Francesco Portelos will now have to pay the $14,000 to the Corporation Counsel after he lost his Federal Case at trial in the Eastern District Court.
Indeed, Francesco's attorney Bryan Glass has had a particularly bad couple of weeks, losing three Court of Appeals cases in rapid succession.
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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."
"Subject: What is wrong with you
> To: "Francesco Portelos" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 12:37 PM
> You text me telling me that you're
> confused, that I owe you rent for the month of November, and
> that you did nothing wrong.
> So us repeatedly being sick to the point that we've lost
> wages, due to the state of your property,
> Nasty orange water falling on us from the bathroom ceiling.
> Mushrooms growing from the bathroom walls and ceilings and
> you want to open the ceiling, exposing us to more spores and
> getting us more sick, and letting in more insects, instead
> of waiting until we leave. All so that you can rent the
> apartment immediately, no matter what effect it has on our
> health. You blame me for not reporting a leak, that I
> couldn't have known was happening.
> Mosquitos, beetles, drain flies, spiders, crickets and
> centipedes, on the walls our clothes, our food and our
> bodies. Bugs whose existence you repeatedly lied about,
> whose presence I repeatedly told you that my fiancé was
> highly afraid of. Bugs that you failed to exterminate,
> because they live inside of the entire foundation of your
> The fact that there is little to no insulation which makes
> the apartment unbearably cold in the winter. The fact that
> there was a hole under the bathroom sink from which cold air
> from outside blew into the bathroom on a daily basis because
> for about 3 to 4 months you refused to do anything about it.
> Even though you assured me that the hole would be covered
> before I moved in.
> The fact that you promised to clean the apartment before I
> moved in, but instead I walked into a completely dust filled
> The fact that you lied about the washer and dryer being free
> more than once.
> The fact that you refuse to get a new washer and dryer even
> though E, the repair man and I all told you that the
> machines do not work properly and need to be replaced.
> I'm the one stuck paying the electricity bill for for this
> old beat up machine that I barely even use, that E
> doesn't have to pay for, but uses daily around the clock.
> You unnecessarily decided to bring in people in a full month
> in a half in advance, before our lease ends, while telling
> me that people want to move in before our lease ends, which
> suggest that you want us out. You suggest several times that
> we can leave early if we want, all so that we can forfeit
> our deposit and then you tell me that I'm at fault for the
> time period in which people can view the apartment, and I'm
> at fault for you not being able to find a tenant, because I
> don't want you and some strangers around our pets and our
> belongings while were not home.
> We keep getting locked out of the building in the cold and
> in the rain because no matter how many times I tell you that
> the door is malfunctioning, you always reply that its the
> batteries, when it is in fact the door itself and not the
> batteries at all. You wouldn't even give us a key.
> You suggest that I can move out sooner, while retaining my
> deposit, then change your mind and try to make it seem as if
> you paying your bills is somehow my responsibility. What you
> owe a bank has nothing to do with me. You try to make is
> seem as if a new tenants deposit, is my deposit, which it
> isn't, and has nothing to do with me.
> You sent a stove repair man, who shat on the bathroom floor
> and left it there.
> You sent an exterminator, who smelled so bad that we had to
> open the doors and windows for hours to clear the apartment
> of his body odor.
> The fact that we are well beyond stressed out all due to
> these conditions that you caused, provided us or didn't even
> care to take care of or prevent.
> The fact that you you refuse to acknowledge that any of
> these things are or your responsibility to take care of or
> to have prevented before hand, the fact that we are up
> coughing or can't sleep at night due to these conditions.
> Almost every single time that I told you that I had an issue
> with your property, you immediately replied that the
> conditions that we moved into were somehow my fault, or you
> replied that I had to spend my own money to fix these
> I do not owe you and I am the one who is confused. Its
> surprising that you could treat people like this without a
> care in the world. You really don't care about how sick
> we've been, you don't care what happens to your tenants so
> long as you get rent.
> These conditions are more than legitimate reasons for our
> agreement to be broken and for you to return our deposit.
> Instead you refuse to acknowledge any wrong doing, You
> refuse to do the right thing. Even though these things are
> all on you, even though M and I have never done
> anything wrong to you or to your property, even though we
> paid rent in full every month, you simply don't want to
> return our deposit. You patronize me as if I'm a child, as
> if I don't know how things are supposed to work, by saying
> that you know this is my first apartment, as if I have no
> rights or as if I'm unaware as to how a tenant should expect
> to be treated.
> You need to get off of your privilege high horse.
> Subject: Re: What is wrong with you
> Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 3:55 PM
> What is it
> that you want?
> On Wed, Oct
> 26, 2016, 2:25 PM Francesco Portelos <email@example.com>
> Let's be
> adults, honest and call it is as it is...
> You want money
> for a deposit on a new place and want to break you agreement
> to get that deposit. However, instead of saying so ahead of
> time to try and work with you, you come up with this. I
> chips have advertised it as November 1st.
> Through your own
> admission, in your email, you state that I called repairmen
> and an exterminators. In fact I addressed your concerns as
> soon as you informed me. From stuck doors to battery
> Please indicate
> if you will allow me to enter and fix there bathroom
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