Fundamental fairness? Forget about it

Matt Westerhold
Mar 23, 2010

NOTE: Retired Lorain County Common Pleas Court Judge Joseph Cirigliano did not sentence a woman hell-bent on making Erie County Prosecutor Kevin Baxter uncomfortable to eight years in prison. Judge Richard Markus sentenced Elsebeth Baumgartner. A previous verson of this blog contained incorrect information.

You better believe the "fix" to make sure fired Sandusky police Chief Kim Nuesse stays fired is already in place. Law director Don Icsman recommended the city civil service commission appoint retired Lorain County Common Pleas Judge Joseph E. Cirigliano as its hearing officer for Nuesse's appeal of her termination, and that's what the commission did on Monday.

What's wrong with that, you might ask. Well, first off, Icsman is so deeply imbedded in this controversy he has no business recommending anyone do anything on this matter. Icsman effectively approved the $22,000 Murman investigation without any input from city commission, which is required to review and give prior approval for such expenditures. City commissioners should be asking if the city charter was violated when Icsman approved the biased and bogus Murman probe, and if it was violated why their law director ignored city law on this huge waste of taxpayer money. Icsman should be held accountable for his decisions, and he should refrain from any further input on this sad, sad, sad affair.

Why haven't those questions been asked? Why is Nuesse the only person being held accountable? Why, indeed?

And Cirigliano? He has long-standing ties to Erie County Prosecutor Kevin Baxter, who was a witness in the Murman integrity probe and provided questionable testimony against Nuesse to the Murman investigators. Baxter later "corrected" the tainted Murman report after the Register raised questions about the accuracy of his statement.

What gave Baxter the right to alter a public document? Is he above the law? Why is Nuesse the only person being held accountable? Why, indeed?

Cirigliano ruled in favor of Baxter in a court dispute with his brother over the estate of their parents. Cirigliano has no business serving as the civil service commission's hearing officer in Nuesse's appeal. He should step aside and he should do so immediately. Surely, there is someone better positioned to provide the "fundamental fairness" this situation demands. That person is not Judge Cirigliano.

Comments

Sam

Elsebeth can now officially join the Kimme, Matt cry babying club. I hear their are openings at clown school for all three.

Anonymous

Why? Did you just graduate?

Anonymous

Didn't you see that Bozo just passed away? Have a little compassion! Sam, I think Kimmie herself just might be responding to you. Good Job!

Anonymous

way to go Sam, you just lifted all doubt about you being a dumbass. You are one.

Anonymous

I like the way you're thinking, it is a PLUS. Two of my comments on this particular site have been deleted, SO BE IT! I'll resort to just one question regarding this whole situation; Why hasn't the ATTORNEY GENERALS' OFFICE BEEN CONTACTED, AND NOT JUST FOR AN OPINION, BUT ACTUAL INVOLVEMENT? P.S. I believe Fireworks, although legal to purchase in the State of Ohio, are ILLEGAL to SET-OFF unless you are a licensed piro-technician! What a SET-UP for the citizens of the State of Ohio!

Anonymous

The Ohio Supreme Court recently disbarred Highland County Common Pleas Court Judge Jeffery Hoskins accused of money laudering and other ethics violations in a pattern of PROFESSIONAL MISCONDUCT dating back a decade. While serving on the bench, Hoskins deliberately concealed his involvement in a REAL ESTATE PURCHASE. (THAT'S INTERESING) He also ILLEGALLY released a man from jail who was serving time for sexual imposition conviction. (THAT'S INTERESTING) The Court also concluded that during his years as an attorney in private practice, Hoskins made improper and unauthorized withdrawals of money from the estates of several relatives. The Supreme Court permanently revoked Hoskins' license as an attorney and BARRED HIM FOR LIFE from practicing law in Ohio. (I think the crook should of been sentenced to prison for 8 years)

Anonymous

Aren't all these retired judges that are being paid with the taxpayers money to "fix" cases required to have their COMPETENCY level evaluated?

Anonymous

Take it as a compliment that the comments were expunged----apparently the comments struck upon a nerve. Good! That means the purpose was served.

Sam

In reply from Sam, You once again showed your stupid, but what would I expect from a Kimmie/Matt supporter !

Anonymous

Learn to spell too, stupid!!

Anonymous

What is a Vexatious Litigator? Is this when attorneys use the jurisdiction of three differant Courts (the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court, the Erie County Common Pleas Court and the Erie County Probate Court) for the SAME CASE to cover up illegal misconduct on the part of city officials, a Lorain County law firm and a retired former Erie County judge? Is this when attorneys file sneaky lawsuits, depositions, Motions, etc. etc. etc. back and forth between the Courts? Is this when the attorneys refile sneaky lawsuits in one Court and Partition Actions in another Court on behalf of a NON-CLIENT without the NON-CLIENT'S knowledge? What is a Vexatious Litigator? It appears like the ATTORNEYS and the COURTS sure are. And just think----- a Sandusky Police Chief gets FIRED for "DISHONESTY". WHAT A JOKE AND A DIRTY JOKE AT THAT.

Anonymous

"No man who is corrupt, no man who condones corruption in others, can possibly do his duty by the community."

Anonymous

EB WAS RAILROADED TOO
CONTACT CHIEF JUSTICE THOMAS MOYER
JUDGE SHIRLEY STRICKLAND SAFFOLD
Re Deleted Comments...
PROFESSIONAL MISCONDUCT
SCAM
SANDUSKY IS A DIRTY JOKE

Anonymous

I can not believe there are so many VICIOUS people in Sandusky! Extremely vicious! This town never used to be that way. We must have had some real hum dingers move here! I was reading the story about the baby getting choked and could not believe my eyes that all of the vicious people were there too! So very sad. THAT is the ONLY reason that makes me want to pack up and leave. Why don't you people use some of that energy to help a needy cause. You all make me sick.

Anonymous

...Chief Justice, and Sandusky native, Thomas Moyer. Intentinonally or not, Chief Justice Moyer has been running interference for the Erie County justice system for years. Besides,
Justice Moyer's mama signed my draft card.....

Anonymous

One of the posts told you to go back into your hole, GOB. I second the Motion.

Anonymous

You may beg my pardon just like you went to 222 Meigs Street and begged them to let you kiss their keesters. But unlike them you ain't going to get my pardon, only the job of kissing their arses. Your mama raised you better BOY, didn't say Leroy either. She raised you to only to kiss arse for money.

Anonymous

what kind of performance do people expect from lawyers, journalists, and elected officials ? can't you see the common denominators ? lazy-greedy-low class-and envious .

Anonymous

These kinds of vicious people are EVERYWHERE, not just here in Sandusky! All you have to do is read ANY comment section on AOL or elsewhere. They've always been around, it's just that they now have an out-of-control forum provided by the Register where they can spew out their ignorance and hate!

Anonymous

we will keep screwing you dumb citizens until your last breath...just because a few of you have awakened to our thievery and become rebellious doesn't mean we are going to stop ! dumb sheeple. Taxes and Public sector drones rule !

Anonymous

Matt you need to see a shrink. everything you write about pertains to nuesse. you write nothing constructive. get over it. it's bye bye kimmie you little gay blade

Anonymous

Go back to your hole, GOB.

mannie

Sure am thankful that the Medical field doesn't have the same ethics and morals as the Ohio Legal System appears to have. Some of these bloggers that make jokes about the obvious corruption going on right in the city of Sandusky should be thankful, also.

Anonymous

Just returned from Battery Park and there were hundreds of cars parked all over the park. I read that that hardly anyone ever uses Battery Park and that is why condos were needed and park land had to be given away. That was blatant lie told by the city's politicians just like the lies being told to us about police chief Nuesse.

I do not believe anything coming from the city commission as all of the people at Battery Park are visible today as the lies told to justify giving away Battery Park.

Why doesn't the newspaper expose the lies told voters about the Battery Park fiasco. It is not too late to get those petitions for a recall started if more voters could combine forces over the Nuesse investigation issues and lies told to voters about Battery Park.

What about it SR, the fairness problems in this city did not begin with the Nuesse episode, but also reach back to the Marina District lies that were told to hoodwink the voters....?

Crackhead

i tuned in late. what is a GOB?

Anonymous

You're a jerk, I am a woman, and I don't go to 222 Meigs street, don't kiss ANYONE'S a$$. Including yours. Now quit with your STUPID comments, it is getting old.

Anonymous

You have GOT to be Nuesse or a relative. You are SO touchy and here on these blogs constantly. You would not be so defensive if you were not her or a relative because I can't think of any other reason you would feel so threatened and feel the NEED to stick up for her so badly. E----A----S----Y

Anonymous

GOB is Good Old Boys for short.

Anonymous

don c. icsman rules..this is his town and don't any of you forget!!

Anonymous

Hello Matt,
First of all, I don't know you and you don't know me. We have never met. Some of your "friends" just might be my enemies. You might actually be a very nice person, misguided, but still a nice person. I sometimes wonder why a lot of my postings on the news blogs get deleted. If I post "Ralph" on the news blogs, they get deleted within minutes. Did I post the TRUTH or did I hit a RAW NERVE? Or am I "banned" from posting comments?

Matt, you have to ALWAYS go by the TRUTH. Remember this quote and ALWAYS remember it:

All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
Arthur Schopenhauer
German philosopher (1788 - 1860)
You, Matt Westerhold can make a BIG difference for Sandusky and for what is RIGHT and WRONG. The power of the press, Oh so wonderful and sometimes NOT. The public opinion is ALWAYS swayed by the POWER of MASS NEWS MEDIA.

Matt, There are MORE people for TRUTH than what is wrong. Matt, all through history there has always been CORRUPTION, LIES and DECEIT. All through history, CORRUPTION has existed. First of all, MASS MEDIA, such as newspapers have been responsible for CORRUPTION to exist. Then you have CLOSED MINDED people that believe everything that newspapers print that helps corruption. Let's not forget about APATHY. Now that is BIG WORD. APATHY is CORRUPTION'S BEST ALLY. Most people just do not care until it happens to them or a family member before they wake up.

Hold a RALLY Matt Westerhold. I will show up as will people that seek the TRUTH.
Don't worry about the APATHETIC people as they are CLUELESS.

Matt Westerhold, I have said this before and I will say it again. YOU have the same clout as Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. YOU can break this WIDE OPEN. YOU Matt Westerhold can break open the CORRUPTION that has existed in OHIO for years. Matt, It's your move. You have the POWER of the press and mass media.

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