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  • Anonymous

    Sounds like a typical businessman to me

  • Anonymous

    Sounds like a common thief masquerading as a legitimate business man to me. Nothing new. It has been going on since the beginning of time.

    • Anonymous

      he’d fit right in on wall street.

      • Anonymous

        No, he is a small time hood. No where’s near the caliber of crook that it takes to thrive in that snake pit.

  • Nagon Roan-Gelding

    No, wait, he’s a “job creator”.
    We’re open for business here in Maine.
    Quick, give him another tax break.

    • Anonymous

      Hrm…he started his business here in 2005….5 years before LaPage took office….

      Just saying

  • Anonymous

    How would Mitt have handled this??

    • Anonymous

      What???

  • Anonymous

    This is Nutting Honey. What about all those welfare cheats that are lying on forms just to feed their families.

    • Anonymous

      What about all that money that Rep. Nutting stole from MaineCare , $1.3 mil ?

      Why aren’t we chasing him for that?

      • Anonymous

        i know, i’ll never forget the Nutting scam.

  • Anonymous

    Ugh, I hate government and all its regulations!! Oh, wait…

  • Anonymous

    I’d give him an “A+” just for the snookering job he did on people.
    But he flunks the Big Test. Somewhere, somehow, it will all come back to bite him.

  • Anonymous

    From Chelsea, Mass, with an Italian last name, engaged in a sketchy business. If this guy’s not in the Mafia, no one is.

    • Grow up

      • Anonymous

        I have family in the area, and years ago I lived there for a few years. I guarantee I’m not just blowing smoke here.

        • Anonymous

          Nope, you aren’t but I also wouldn’t be waving a red flag.

        • Anonymous

          “Many of Live Lobster’s operations in Maine, including a lobster
          processing facility in Prospect Harbor, ceased functioning earlier this year after the company’s primary lender, TD Bank, froze the company’s accounts”
          Did most people miss this while reading this article? I don’t, nor does anybody else on the outside, know the ‘behind closed doors’ facts about this. Regardless of where this man lived before moving to Maine, this article points to the inability of a small business to DO business because of the mishandling of bank monies; ‘froze the company’s accounts’ means the company had no assets with which to work. Somebody mentioned red flags: according to this article permits and fees were paid prior to 2012. $31,173 in permits and fees for one year? “He also failed to file annual reports with the Maine Secretary of State’s Bureau of Corporations, failed to name and maintain a registered agent in the state, and transferred funds so that creditors could not get them, the city alleges.” And nobody did anything about it? If company funds were frozen, how were the transferred?

        • Guest

          I’m Italian, both sides way back, my family was originally from the area. None of us are in the mob! Stereotype much?

  • Anonymous

    Test

  • Anonymous

    So, starting his business in Rockland in 2005 and ending his operations in April of 2012, there were no signs that he was a con artist in that almost 7 years of business. How long did he go without paying his permits and fees? I am not defending him, but were there no red flags? Did the town of Rockland or TD Bank perform any due diligence before the loans and leases were consummated?

    • Anonymous

      I didn’t really get the impression that he was scamming anybody from 2005 to 2012. The “scam”, I think, if my memory serves, is that the individual and the corporate entity were not sufficiently separate. What might’ve happened is that his business wasn’t sucessful. He wasn’t able to pay back his loan. He ran out of money and everything shut down. Then he tried to get money from the Corp to him. And Rockland is trying to pierce the corporate veil and get to his own personal money to pay for the cleanup and whatever else he owes.

  • Anonymous

    The city and state sound like thieves, with all of these fee’s and taxes who could keep up with it. No wonder our country is going down the drain.

  • Xerxies

    I predict that this lawsuit is going to fail miserably. The taxpayer’s will as a result incur, an even larger financial loss.

  • westshores

    Get in a very long line Rockland

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