NC Executive Comm: Since Chairman Rivera neglected to pick up the certified letter of my notification of pending disloyalty charges against him, I am notifying you by this e-mail attachment. He recieved his copy as a member of the ethics committee, as he admitted to committee members who related this to me. I feel he is supressing my action, hoping it will go away. I am requesting a full county meeting to address this issue. I will entertain any questions from any of you.
Sincerely, Bob LaBarbera
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Daniel Rivera, NC Dem Chmn
In compliance with the by-laws of the Niagara County Democratic Committee (as amended 6/6/05), please be advised I am filing party disloyalty charges against you. I had discussed this with my Town committee chairman, Michael Moyer prior to his resignation from the committee. Since you are the accused, I am forwarding copies of these charges to the five member sub-committee (of which you are a member) that deals with these matters. This committee was appointed under the chairmanship of Cindy Lenhart and never disbanded during your chairmanship. I am requesting this hearing on the grounds you personally:
1. Lobbied to have my
2. That your decision was influenced by the fact that your involvement in the leak of details of sealed records during the DelMonte/Parenti primary was hitting the newsstands coincidentally at the same time my DUI arrest occurred caused you to seek party sanctions against me in an effort to deflect attention from yourself. You were implicated in this invasion of privacy and dismissed from your job at Liberty Mutual as an investigator.
3. Alerted the many unions and associations who endorsed me to withhold funding, forcing me to conduct a financially limited campaign, as well as compromising my job and my family to unjustifiable debt and hardship.
When I attended the “emergency (and illegal) executive committee meeting” called by you at Soos’ on 7/21/07, I left that gathering with no less than a 50/50 opinion on my stepping down. Within 24 hours you notified me of the “unanimous” consensus that I should step down. We all know this was not even remotely true. Despite that, you reported it to the news media immediately. If you’ll recall, I agreed to step down until I realized you had lied to me. I went door to door, appeared on LCTV to apologize publicly, while never implicating the party. I lost the all-important primary by 14 votes. I was successful in dealing with the DUI conviction, but couldn’t avoid the subsequent fallout from the publicity of “losing” the party endorsement.
Union officials and the Wheatfield Dems have confided to me of your successful efforts to discourage funding in an effort to ruin me financially. You scheduled two fundraisers opposite me. I was forced to cancel one, and ran the second with very limited results. Your actions forfeited our Legislative seat in the 6th District.
A Truly Loyal Democrat
Robert S. LaBarbera
Cc: Michael Rimmen, John Marcolini, James Page, James Joyce, Daniel Rivera
*Since Dan has not responded, or contacted any of the members of this committee, I felt the entire committee should be aware of this.